Speaking of the agreement, Jonathan Smith, senior vice president, Abbey Road Studios said, "We are delighted to be working with such a strong partner that has a shared passion for the very best in audio. We look forward to developing an exciting range of products, which will bring some of the Abbey Road magic to music lovers' vehicles."
Gebhardt noted that the strength of the Panasonic and Abbey Road Studios brands would have tremendous appeal to markets across the globe.
About Abbey Road Studios London, UK's Abbey Road Studios is the most famous recording complex in the world and an iconic symbol of British music. Opened in 1931, the studios celebrated their 80 th anniversary last year and have been home to countless landmark recordings and pioneering advances in recording technology. Many of the world's most famous artists have recorded some of their greatest work at Abbey Road Studios including The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Hollies, Oasis, Elbow, Coldplay, Lady Gaga and Adele.
As one of the world's premiere locations for movie scoring since the 1980s, films such as Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars, Braveheart, the Lord of The Rings Trilogy and The King's Speech have been recorded there. The list continues with many other major titles including Shrek, Harry Potter, Skyfall and The Hobbit.Recently a number of blockbuster videogames such as Halo & Call of Duty have also recorded their soundtracks at Abbey Road. For more information on Abbey Road Studios please visit: www.abbeyroad.com. About Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of AmericaBased in Peachtree City, Georgia, and with Detroit-area operations located in Farmington Hills, Mich., Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America is a division company of Secaucus, New Jersey-based Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. (NYSE: PC) of Osaka, Japan, one of the world's leading developers and producers of innovative digital and other electronic products for consumer, business and industrial use. Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America also acts as the North American operating company of Panasonic's Automotive Systems Company of Japan, which coordinates global automotive industry systems and components operations. For more information on Panasonic Automotive, please visit: www.panasonic.com/business/automotive. SOURCE Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America