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Energizer Holdings

Leading maker of razors and batteries.

533 Maryville University Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63141
Employees: 13,000
CEO: Ward Klein
Stock Symbol: ENR

Website: http://www.energizer.com

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Energizer Holdings, Inc., headquartered in St. Louis, MO, is one of the world's largest manufacturers of batteries and flashlights. It has 30 brands of products sold around the world.

Energizer’s Household Products Division is a leading maker of batteries, anchored by the Energizer and Eveready brands. The company’s product portfolio ranges from low-cost carbon zinc batteries suited for discount class of trades and developing markets to the world’s longest lasting lithium AA and AAA primary batteries in high drain devices, plus specialty batteries, Energi To Go chargers and a complete line of battery-powered flashlights and lanterns.

Energizer’s Personal Care Division offers a range of consumer products in the wet shave, skin care feminine care and infant care categories. The company’s portfolio includes well established brand names such as Schick and Wilkinson Sword men’s and women’s shaving systems and disposable razors; Playtex tampons, gloves and infant feeding products; Banana Boat and Hawaiian Tropic sun care products; and Wet Ones moist wipes.

The company has operations in 50 countries and products are sold in more than 160 countries.

Energizer has operations in eight communities in the United States: Asheboro, NC; Westlake, OH; Bennington, VT; Marietta, OH; Maryville, MO; St. Louis, MO; St. Albans, VT; Milford, CT.

In fiscal 2013, the company reported revenues of $4.46 billion, a 2% decline from the previous year, and net income of $407.0 million.


In 1896, W.H. Lawrence manufactured the first consumer battery to power home telephones. The battery weighed under three pounds! Two years later, a Russian immigrant, Conrad Hubert was using these batteries to power his novelty item -- an electric hand torch, also known as the first flashlight. In 1902, the first Ever Ready trademark appeared on end caps of flashlights.

The two got together in 1905 to form what is now Energizer Battery. The Eveready brand was introduced in 1906.

In 1956, the first 9-volt battery was introduced and the first commercially available watch battery in 1957.

In 1980, the Energizer brand was introduced. The Energizer Bunny made its TV debut in 1989.

Energizer Holdings was created in 2000 as a spinoff from Ralston-Purina.

In 2003, Energizer bought Schick-Wilkinson Sword from Pfizer for $930 million.

Energizer Holdings acquired Playtex Products for $1.9 billion in a deal that closed on October 1, 2007. Playtex is a maker of skin care, feminine care and infant care products. Brands include Banana Boat, Hawaiian Tropic, Wet Ones, Playtex gloves, Playtex tampons, Playtex infant feeding products, and Diaper Genie.

In 2012, the company acquired Stayfree pad, Carefree liner and o.b. tampon feminine hygiene brands in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean.

Updated October 27, 2014