Dry cell battery producers, Panasonic Corporation has said that it became the first Japanese company to ship a cumulative total of 200 billion dry cell batteries globally.
Panasonic had in 2001 achieved the 100 billion milestones.
The company started manufacturing dry batteries in 1931 to promote the widespread use of its square-type handheld battery-powered lamp, the first product under the National brand. In 1939, the company, a pioneer of overseas factory expansion, established its first production site outside of Japan in Shanghai.
With factories in several countries including Thailand, Peru, Costa Rica, Brazil, Belgium, India, Indonesia, and Poland, producing a cumulative total of approximately 150 billion dry batteries overseas, Panasonic continues to contribute to the quality of life of people, at the same time promoting industries in these countries.
Commenting on the achievement, General Manager, Panasonic Marketing Middle East and Africa (PMMAF) Koji Hatanaka, said “Panasonic’s dry battery brands like EVOLTA and EVOLTA NEO are among the best alkaline batteries and have set the Guinness World Record for longest-lasting AA alkaline batteries for 13 consecutive years. Our dry battery products make energy portability possible in remote areas of the world, assist in natural disasters and offer trusted performance for our customers, and reaching 200 billion shipments is a proof of trust our partners and customers put in us. Panasonic will continue to contribute to achieving a better life by globally supplying high-quality and safe dry batteries.