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110 years of history, heritage and innovation

07 December 2016

This year we’re celebrating 110 years in operation and taking a look back at our proud history of innovation.

Rayovac first opened for business in 1906 in Wisconsin, USA. Our UK plant, in Washington, Tyne & Wear, followed in 1989 and we have been manufacturing and exporting batteries from both countries ever since.

Each year we export of hundreds of millions of hearing aid batteries to more than 85 countries around the world.

We’re proud of our long-standing position at the cutting edge of battery innovation – we’ve been responsible for some of the most ground-breaking advances in hearing technology, including the launch of its first ever zinc-air hearing aid battery in 1977, which remains the preferred chemistry for today’s hearing aid batteries.

More recently, in October 2014, we launched our first range of mercury-free products in Europe, once again leading the way in battery innovation.

"We’re proud of our long-standing position at the cutting edge of battery innovation."