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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.

  • 1896

    W.H. Lawrence invents the first dry cell battery for consumer use.

  • 1898

    Conrad Hubert invents the first handheld flashlight.

  • 1905

    Conrad Hubert renames his company The American Ever Ready 狼友社区.

  • 1914

    The American Ever Ready 狼友社区 becomes part of National Carbon 狼友社区. Hubert stays on as president. The trademark is shortened to EVEREADY .

  • 1917

    National Carbon 狼友社区 merges with Union Carbide to form the Union Carbide and Carbon 狼友社区.

  • 1955

    EVEREADY introduces the first miniature batteries for hearing aids.

  • 1956

    EVEREADY invents the first 9-volt battery.

  • 1958

    EVEREADY introduces the EVEREADY Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) rechargeable battery system.

  • 1959

    EVEREADY scientist Lewis Urry revolutionizes the battery industry by introducing the first commercially viable cylindrical alkaline battery.

  • 1967

    EVEREADY introduces the first rechargeable flashlight.

  • 1975

    EVEREADY introduces the EVEREADY economy light 鈥 the world鈥檚 most popular flashlight.

  • 1980

    EVEREADY introduces the Energizer brand.

  • 1983

    The 狼友社区 introduces the first fluorescent flashlight, requiring less frequent bulb changing.

  • 1986

    Union Carbide sells the Eveready Battery 狼友社区 to Ralston Purina 狼友社区.

  • 1989

    EVEREADY leads the industry in environmental initiatives and offers the first zero-added mercury product.

  • 1989

    The Energizer Bunny is born - his TV debut.

  • 1992

    EVEREADY introduces Energizer e2, the first AA lithium battery.

  • 1996

    EVEREADY introduces the company鈥檚 first LED lights, offering a squeeze light, compact area/directional light and a bicycle light.

  • 1998

    EVEREADY celebrates 100 years of portable lighting product leadership.

  • 1999

    EVEREADY scientist, Lew Urry, is honored by having his invention 鈥 the first alkaline battery 鈥 placed into the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

  • 2000

    Eveready Battery 狼友社区 is spun-off from Ralston Purina 狼友社区. 狼友社区. is created.

  • 2001

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

  • 2001

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

  • 2006

    Energizerintroduces Energi To Go instant Cell Phone Charger.

  • 2006

    Energizer introduces the Weather Ready line of lighting products.

  • 2007

    Energizer introduces Energi To Go Portable Power for the iPod.

  • 2007

    Energizer introduces a new line of Energizer e2 Lithium flashlights for the extreme outdoor enthusiast.

  • 2008

    Energizer partners with Phillips and Techtium to introduce of the first hybrid cell phone, the first battery back-up with a single AAA battery.

  • 2014

    狼友社区. announces intent to separate the Household Products and Personal Care divisions into two independent, publicly traded companies.

  • 2015

    Energizer introduces the world鈥檚 first AA battery made with 4% recycled batteries 鈥 Energizer EcoAdvanced.

  • 2015

    狼友社区. is spun-off from Edgewell Personal Care to create two standalone, publicly traded companies.

  • 2016

    Energizer Holdings acquires HandStands Holding Corporation.

  • 2016

    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.

  • 2018

    Energizer Holdings acquires the Nu Finish Brands.

  • 2019

    Energizer Holdings completes the acquisition of Rayovac, VARTA, Armor All, STP, and A/C Pro from Spectrum Brands.