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Our History

First Battery is a South African battery manufacturing company that has been in operation since 1931. The company has a long history of producing high-quality batteries for various applications, including automotive, industrial, and mining.


First Battery had a major partnership with Raylite Batteries, which helped to expand its market reach and improve its product offerings. In 1976, the company merged with Chloride South Africa, which further strengthened its position in the market.


First Battery introduced its name as a brand, which became synonymous with quality and reliability.


First Battery's first smelter became operational, which helped to increase its production capacity and efficiency. That same year, the company became a division of Metindustrial Pty limited, which helped to further enhance its market presence.


First acquired Darmag Plastic Plant, which enabled it to expand its product offerings and improve its manufacturing capabilities.


The company opened a dedicated industrial plant, which helped to streamline its production processes and increase its output.


First Battery produced its first automotive AGM battery in South Africa, which was a major achievement for the company.


It launched an extremely vibration-resistant truck battery, which further demonstrated its commitment to innovation and product development.


First Battery launched a Li-ion Miner’s Cap Lamp, which was a significant development in the mining industry. That same year, the company produced its first automotive EFB battery in South Africa, which further demonstrated its commitment to producing high-quality batteries for the automotive industry.


First Battery founded its scrap battery division, which helped to ensure that its products were disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.


First Battery continues to be a leader in the battery industry, with a commitment to innovation, quality, and sustainability.

First Battery’s long history, commitment to innovation and technology, and reputation for quality have helped it become a leader in the battery manufacturing industry in South Africa and beyond.


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