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Panasonic Acquires Nevada Bell Building in Reno’s Largest Single-Company Office Lease


RENO, Nevada (Panasonic from North America) – Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA), a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, today announced plans to expand into northern Nevada with a new campus in Reno slated to open in spring 2022 .

The existing 94,483 square foot building at 645 East Plumb Lane managed by Industrial Realty Group, LLC (IRG) in Reno is being renovated to become the headquarters of the PENA division and will include state-of-the-art engineering labs, facilities recruitment and training of employees; and other support functions.

“Our new facility in Reno underscores our commitment to evolve and grow to stay at the forefront of the mobility market,” said Allan Swan, President of PENA. “Investing in innovation and workforce initiatives in the local community supports our mission to create a future fueled by sustainable energy. “

The announcement comes seven years after Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation announced that PENA would produce lithium-ion batteries at Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 in Sparks, Nevada. As Gigafactory 1 operations continue, PENA intends to take advantage of Reno’s location to expand local engineering capacity and talent acquisition and development, thereby strengthening its position in the vehicle market. electric.

“Panasonic has been a phenomenal member of the community and I am delighted that they continue to drive growth in the region,” said Oscar Delgado, Reno City Council member. “I share Panasonic’s commitment to contribute to society and look forward to partnering with Panasonic in the years to come to have a positive impact on Reno.

“IRG is delighted to welcome PENA into the property. We have had a great experience working alongside the PENA team and their brokers, Brian Armon and Tony Machabee, ”said Stuart Lichter, President of IRG. “We are delighted to reactivate the property and bring jobs and activities back to the site. “

About Panasonic Energy of North America

Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA), a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, manufactures lithium-ion batteries in Sparks, Nevada, and employs more than 4,000 people. PENA’s mission is to contribute to a clean energy society by manufacturing the safest and highest quality batteries in the world, developing an American workforce with skills in a growing industry of high quality. technology and changing society’s use and perception of electric transportation.

About Panasonic Corporation of North America

Panasonic Corporation of North America, based in Newark, NJ, is committed to creating a better life and a better world by enabling its customers to innovate in sustainable energy, immersive entertainment, supply chains integrated and mobility solutions. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation, based in Osaka, Japan. One of Interbrand’s Top 100 Global Brands in 2021, Panasonic is a leading technology partner and integrator for businesses, government agencies and consumers in the region. Learn more about ideas and innovations from Panasonic at

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