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Our Legacy

It all began with our invention of the first dry cell battery back in the 1890s. Since then, our pioneering spirit has driven us forward, leaving behind a rich history of highlights across numerous consumer brands. To learn more about our highly innovative past, please move your cursor over the blue bars below.
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​W.H. Lawrence invents the first dry cell battery for consumer use.

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W.H. Lawrence invents the

first dry cell battery for

consumer use.​​​

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1898Conrad Hubert invents the first handheld flashlight.
Conrad Hubert forms the American Electrical Novelty & Manufacturing Company.
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Conrad Hubert invents the first handheld flashlight.​

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Conrad Hubert forms the American Electrical Novelty & Manufacturing Company.​
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1905Conrad Hubert renames his company The American Ever Ready Company.
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Conrad Hubert renames his company The American

Ever Ready Company.​​

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1914The American Ever Ready
Company becomes part of
National Carbon Company. Hubert stays on as president.
The trademark is shortened to EVEREADY®.​
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The American Ever Ready

Company becomes part of

National Carbon Company.

Hubert stays on as president.

The trademark is shortened to EVEREADY®.​​​​​​​

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1917National Carbon Company merges with Union Carbide to form the Union Carbide and Carbon Company.
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National Carbon Company merges with Union Carbide to form the Union Carbide and Carbon Company.​
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1955EVEREADY® introduces the first miniature batteries for hearing aids.
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EVEREADY® introduces the first miniature batteries for hearing aids.​​
1956EVEREADY® invents the first 9-volt battery.
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EVEREADY® invents the first 9-volt battery.
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1958EVEREADY® introduces the EVEREADY®Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) rechargeable battery system.​​
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EVEREADY® introduces the EVEREADY Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) rechargeable battery system.​​
1959EVEREADY® scientist Lewis Urry revolutionizes the battery industry by introducing the first commercially viable cylindrical alkaline battery – a big step towards longer battery life in portable devices.​​​
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EVEREADY® scientist Lewis Urry revolutionizes the battery industry by introducing the first commercially viable cylindrical alkaline battery.​​​
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1967EVEREADY® introduces the first rechargeable flashlight.
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EVEREADY® introduces the first rechargeable flashlight.​​
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1975EVEREADY® introduces the EVEREADY® economy light – the world’s most popular flashlight.​
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EVEREADY® introduces the EVEREADY® economy light – the world’s most popular flashlight.​​​
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1980EVEREADY® introduces the Energizer® brand.

EVEREADY introduces the first lithium coin cells.​​
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EVEREADY® introduces the Energizer® brand.​​​​

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EVEREADY® introduces the first lithium coin cells.​​
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1983The Company introduces the first fluorescent flashlight, requiring less frequent bulb changing.​
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The Company introduces the first fluorescent flashlight, requiring less frequent bulb changing.​
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1986Union Carbide sells the Eveready Battery Company to Ralston Purina Company.​
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Union Carbide sells the Eveready Battery Company to Ralston Purina Company.​
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1989​EVEREADY® leads the industry in environmental initiatives and offers the first zero-added mercury product.

The Energizer Bunny® is born - his TV debut.
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EVEREADY® leads the industry in environmental initiatives and offers the first zero-added mercury product.​​

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The Energizer Bunny® is born - his TV debut.​
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1992EVEREADY® introduces Energizer® e, the first AA lithium battery.​
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EVEREADY® introduces Energizer® e2®, the first AA lithium battery.​​​​
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1996EVEREADY® introduces the company’s first LED lights, offering a squeeze light, compact area/directional light and a bicycle light.
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EVEREADY® introduces the company’s first LED lights, offering a squeeze light, compact area/directional light and a bicycle light.​​
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1998EVEREADY® celebrates 100 years of portable lighting product leadership.
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EVEREADY® celebrates 100 years of portable lighting product leadership.​
1999EVEREADY® scientist, Lew Urry, is honored by having his invention – the first alkaline battery – placed into the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
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EVEREADY® scientist, Lew Urry, is honored by having his invention – the first alkaline battery – placed into the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.​​
2000Eveready Battery Company is spun-off from Ralston Purina Company. Energizer Holdings, Inc. is created.​​
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Eveready Battery Company is spun-off from Ralston Purina Company. Energizer Holdings, Inc. is created.​


2001​Energizer® introduces the Energizer EZ Change®, a new dispenser for hearing aid batteries.

Energizer partners with Disney to become the exclusive provider of Disney-branded flashlights in the U.S., a partnership that still continues today.
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2001

Energizer® introduces the

Energizer EZ Change®, a new dispenser for hearing aid batteries.​​​​

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Energizer® partners with Disney to become the exclusive provider of Disney-branded flashlights in the United States, a partnership that still continues today.​
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2006​Energizer® introduces Energi To Go® instant Cell Phone Charger.

Energizer introduces the Weather Ready® line of lighting products.
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Energizer®introduces Energi To Go® instant Cell Phone Charger.​

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Energizer® introduces the Weather Ready® line of lighting products.​
2007Energizer® introduces Energi To Go® Portable Power for the iPod®.

Energizer introduces a new line of Energizer e Lithium® flashlights.
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Energizer® introduces Energi To Go® Portable Power for the iPod®.

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​Energizer® introduces a new line of Energizer e Lithium® flashlights for the extreme outdoor enthusiast.
2008Energizer® partners with Phillips and Techtium to support the introduction of the first hybrid cell phone, allowing users the convenience of battery back-up through a single AAA battery.
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Energizer® partners with Phillips and Techtium to introduce of the first hybrid cell phone, the first battery back-up with a single AAA battery.​
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Energizer Holdings, Inc. announces intent to separate the Household Products and Personal Care divisions into two independent, publicly traded companies.​​

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Energizer Holdings, Inc. announces intent to separate the Household Products and Personal Care divisions into two independent, publicly traded companies.​
2015Energizer introduces the world’s first AA battery made with 4% recycled batteries – Energizer® EcoAdvanced™.​

​Energizer Holdings, Inc. is spun-off from Edgewell Personal Care to create two standalone, publicly traded companies.​​
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Energizer introduces the world’s first AA battery made with 4% recycled batteries – Energizer® EcoAdvanced™.
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Energizer Holdings, Inc. is spun-off from Edgewell Personal Care to create two standalone, publicly traded companies.​​​

2016

Energizer Holdings acquires HandStands Holding Corporation


Energizer launches the “Bigger, Better, Bunnier” advertising campaign, which will take the iconic cottontail to surprising new places and moments authentic to his disruptive nature and witty personality.

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​Energizer Holdings acquires HandStands Holding Corporation​

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Energizer launches the “Bigger, Better, Bunnier” advertising campaign, which will take the iconic cottontail to surprising new places and moments authentic to his disruptive nature and witty personality.​​​​​

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