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.
W.H. Lawrence invents the first dry cell battery for consumer use.
Conrad Hubert invents the first handheld flashlight.
Conrad Hubert renames his company The American Ever Ready Company.
The American Ever Ready Company becomes part of National Carbon Company. Hubert stays on as president. The trademark is shortened to EVEREADY ?.
National Carbon Company merges with Union Carbide to form the Union Carbide and Carbon Company.
EVEREADY? introduces the first miniature batteries for hearing aids.
EVEREADY? invents the first 9-volt battery.
EVEREADY? introduces the EVEREADY Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) rechargeable battery system.
EVEREADY? scientist Lewis Urry revolutionizes the battery industry by introducing the first commercially viable cylindrical alkaline battery.
EVEREADY? introduces the first rechargeable flashlight.
EVEREADY? introduces the EVEREADY? economy light – the world’s most popular flashlight.
EVEREADY? introduces the Energizer? brand.
The Company introduces the first fluorescent flashlight, requiring less frequent bulb changing.
Union Carbide sells the Eveready Battery Company to Ralston Purina Company.
EVEREADY? leads the industry in environmental initiatives and offers the first zero-added mercury product.
The Energizer Bunny? is born - his TV debut.
EVEREADY? introduces Energizer? e2?, the first AA lithium battery.
EVEREADY? introduces the company’s first LED lights, offering a squeeze light, compact area/directional light and a bicycle light.
EVEREADY? celebrates 100 years of portable lighting product leadership.
EVEREADY? scientist, Lew Urry, is honored by having his invention – the first alkaline battery – placed into the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
Eveready Battery Company is spun-off from Ralston Purina Company. Energizer Holdings, Inc. is created.
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 United States, a partnership that still continues today.
Energizer?introduces Energi To Go? instant Cell Phone Charger.
Energizer? introduces the Weather Ready? line of lighting products.
Energizer? introduces Energi To Go? Portable Power for the iPod?.
Energizer? introduces a new line of Energizer e2? Lithium? flashlights for the extreme outdoor enthusiast.
Energizer? partners with Phillips and Techtium to introduce of the first hybrid cell phone, the first battery back-up with a single AAA battery.
Energizer Holdings, Inc. announces intent to separate the Household Products and Personal Care divisions into two independent, publicly traded companies.
Energizer 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.
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.
Energizer Holdings acquires the Nu Finish Brands.
Energizer Holdings completes the acquisition of Rayovac, VARTA, Armor All, STP, and A/C Pro from Spectrum Brands.