BRACKNELL, UK. 27th September 2018 - Panasonic has extended its position as Europe’s leading rugged notebook manufacturer for the 17th consecutive year, according to the latest market analysis from VDC Research. Its Panasonic TOUGHBOOK range maintained a leading share of the European rugged notebook market with a 57% revenue share of sales in 2017. The Panasonic Toughpad tablet range also continued to lead the European rugged tablet market with a 56% revenue share of sales. The company has now aggressively set its sights on the rugged handheld market with the launch of innovative new products for the fast growing retail, manufacturing, transportation and logistics sectors.