Thread Number: 34766  /  Tag: Recent Vacuum Cleaners from past 20 years
The Truth About Sanyo/Panasonic/Daewoo Vacuums
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Post# 375449   7/16/2017 at 12:38 by carolinaguy1996 (Candler, NC)        

I know Sanyo and Panasonic are no longer in the vacuum market. Was there a reason why both brands stopped?

I also want to ask, how do you guys feel on Daewoo vacuums? What were the best and worst vacuums Sanyo and Panasonic offered?

I could bring Sharp in here, but they also quit. Why else would Sharp quit vacuum production?

Post# 375450 , Reply# 1   7/16/2017 at 12:48 by Turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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weren't Sharp, Panasonic and Sanyo all part of the same company? I know for a long time, all 3 brands offered very VERY similar cleaners for sale, certainly here in the UK anyway. They were all pretty much the same basic machines with slight variations in design of the outer body.

It's a shame Panasonic have pulled out of the market. In the UK for many years, the basic bagged Panasonic uprights retailed for around 99. They were certainly the best budget uprights you could get.

Post# 375451 , Reply# 2   7/16/2017 at 13:46 by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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I have no idea about Sharp but Panasonic acquired Sanyo around 2009 and subsequently transferred some Sanyo product lines like Eneloop rechargeable batteries to the Panasonic umbrella and dropped other Sanyo product lines that competed with Panasonic's own, finally dropping the Sanyo brand itself by 2012.

Post# 375462 , Reply# 3   7/16/2017 at 20:46 by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
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I was sorry to see Panasonic leave the vacuum market, they made some great canister vacuums, the mc-cg series in particular was very nice. Panasonic also made most of the Kenmore vacuums for Sears, as well as the Centec power nozzles that are very commonly used with central vacuums. Regarding Daywoo vacuums, Tacony bought the design for a vacuum that they used to make and it is being made as the Riccar Immaculate and Simplicity Gusto.

Post# 375474 , Reply# 4   7/17/2017 at 08:16 by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Don't forget Samsung, they stopped making vacuums about the same time.

Post# 375495 , Reply# 5   7/17/2017 at 15:17 by carolinaguy1996 (Candler, NC)        

If Samsung left vacuums, was it due to them exploding like the Galaxy Note 7? Because that phone is a terorrist in your pocket.

Sanyo's unique machine was the Transformax. They had a stick-vac that used dry cloths from a Swiffer.

Post# 375502 , Reply# 6   7/17/2017 at 17:11 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Most of the Asian vac-makers only stopped producing cleaners for the North American market. They continue to make vacuum cleaners for the Japanese and Korean domestic consumer.

Hands down the most valuable contribution Panasonic/National/Matsushita made to the North American vacuum cleaner world is its purchase of the Hoover Dial-a-Matic upright design and making it work so much better. The grand finale to Panasonic's upgrade of the DAM was the introduction of the amazing Direct Drive revolving brush roll with the motor inside the brush.

So sad that Panasonic is leaving us here in Canada and the USA.

Post# 375515 , Reply# 7   7/17/2017 at 23:57 by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        

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Phillip, what are you talking about Samsung stopping their vacuum cleaner line? Last I checked, they are still going at it. They have a full line of uprights, & of course the MotionSync canister that James Dyson tried to sue them over due to it mimicking his Ball canisters.


Post# 375526 , Reply# 8   7/18/2017 at 08:13 by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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I used to carry a cheap line of Samsung (kind of like Bissell powerforce) and I was told I couldn't order anymore because Samsung stopped producing vacuums along with Sharp for the US market. I will look into that

Post# 375542 , Reply# 9   7/18/2017 at 16:00 by dysonman1 (Rolla, Missouri)        

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Sharp stopped producing vacuums for the USA about the time Dyson really took hold. They had a terrible bagless cleaner that looked really good but leaked dust into the motor horribly. Sanyo made a bagless machine under the Sanyo name, and then under the Fantom name after Fantom left the market.

Post# 375546 , Reply# 10   7/18/2017 at 17:11 by carolinaguy1996 (Candler, NC)        

Asian companies all trying to kill off American plants. Samsung stopped vacuum production...was it due to them exploding Galaxy Note 7-style? Sanyo left when Panasonic took them. And did Hyundai have vacuums? Their cars are improving, proven to be better than Chrysler.

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