Nippo Batteries Company, popularly known as Nippo, is a well-known name in the dry cell battery segment. Nippo was previously known as Indo National and is headquartered at Chennai. Indo National was joint venture between Matsushita Electric Industrial Co (MEI) of Japan and Nippo Batteries to develop world class battery technology in India.
Nippo has 35 depots across India and has excellent distribution network with over 4000 stockiest pan India.
Being the second largest dry battery player, the company commands 31% market share in India. The company is received various certifications such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 for its quality management.
Nippo has clientele like Ajanta Clocks, Onida TV, Crown TV, Webel Nicco, Goldwin Technologies, Indian Army, Indian Space Research Organisation, Hindustan Aeronautics, Bharat Heavy Electricals, Hindustan Lever, ONGC and many more.
Batteries- Nippo manufactures a wide range of zinc carbon/manganese batteries in sizes of R6 (AA), R14(C), R20 (D) and R3 (AAA). The company was first to launch zinc chloride heavy-duty batteries and environment friendly no mercury added batteries in AA segment in India.
The company is also engaged in manufacturing of range of battery recharge solutions.
Torches- The company is engaged in manufacturing of various types of torches such as durable polypropylene torches and radium torches and many more. The company has also launched energy saving torch lights using the latest technology of Light Emitting Diode (LED).
In 2010 the company bagged “Best Management Award”
Nippo Batteries received AOTS CUMI '5S' Excellence Award 2006.
The company received Technology Innovation in Information Technology award, 2006 by ACNielsen.
Nippo Batteries received award for “Excellence in Environment Management”, 2005 by the Government of Andhra Pradesh
2001 - Landmark cumulative production figure of 7000 million batteries crossed in April 2000 - Initiation of TPM and TQM activities Launch of Shakti Vision 2003 1999 - Cumulative production crosses 6000 millionBronze award in PR contest from MEI, Japan for the corporate film, POWERING AHEAD Launch of Nippo Premium Gold, India's first mercury free battery 1998 - Silver Jubilee celebrations Mr. Yasuda, President, MBI and Mr. Kaiikawa visit INNCO for the Silver Jubilee celebrations 1997 - Initiation of ISO 14001 Installation of 2nd high speed 3D line at TadaIntroduction of BF 103 torch Nellore picks up 'Best Union Award' again Cumulative production crosses 5000 million Receipt of ISO 14001 certification Nippo Batteries Ltd. becomes the first Indian battery company to receive the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications 1996 - Visit of Junior Matsushita, Mr. Masayuki Matsushita to India Introduction of 5 day week at HO and factories ISO certification for Nellore and Tada factories and Head Office 1995 - Management Excellence Gold Award from MEI, Japan Launch of FF 300 Sleek torch light Cumulative production crosses 4000 million Nippo Batteries again - receipt of first prize at the 'Horticulture Show' conducted by Andhra Pradesh Government More awards, for 'Best Safety' and 'Good Housekeeping' from Andhra Pradesh Government Initiation of ISO 9000 accreditation process Launch of Vision 2000 Launch of high performance batteries in UM-3 and UM-1 segments Nellore picks up 'Best Union Award' from Andhra Pradesh Government > 1994 - Nippo Batteries walks away with the first prize in the State level Garden Festival, organised by the Andhra Pradesh Government Management Excellence Silver Award from MEI, Japan 1993 - Launch of Nippo Gold (3D) at Tada plant 20th Anniversary celebrations Visit of Mr. S. Dounishi, then President, MBI, Japan First copies of Nippo News are out 1992 - Achievement of a cumulative production of 3000 million 1989 - Launch of BF 102 torch light Andhra Pradesh Government confers Best Management Award on Nippo Batteries 1988 - Nippo crosses the 2000 million production mark 1986 - Effluent treatment plant at Nellore commences operation 1985 - Commissioning of 3U hi-tech line at Tada plant 1984 - Achievement of cumulative production of 1000 million batteries Nippo picks up 'Productivity Award' from Andhra Pradesh Government 1983 - Celebrations to mark our 10th anniversary Visits of Mr. Kurata, then Managing Director, MBI and Mr. Azuma, then President, MBI Nellore plant picks up 'Good Housekeeping Award' from Andhra Pradesh Government 1982 - Mr. Yamashita, then President, MEI and CMD Obul Reddy meet India's then Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi 1981 - A million batteries exported to the USSR Grant of IS:8144 for 1U 1980 - Inauguration of our new factory at Tada, Andhra Pradesh. IP cells go into production 1979 - Installation of workshop with top-of-the-line maintenance equipment Production commences for the new line of UM-3U cells 1978 - UM-3U goes into production 1977 - Introduction of the pilfer proof top seal, now an industry standard Nippo 1P cells receive IS:8144 recognition Production commences for UM (1S) 1976 - Nippo goes international. The first export consignment leaves for Yemen 1976 - Followed by Nippo Special (1P), an industry first. Its special quality paper outer jacket made it easily affordable for the rural market 1975 - Nippo Hyper (2U) goes into production 1973 - Production commences for Nippo Hyper (1U) 1972 - INNCO is established 1970 - Mr. P. Obul Reddy, CMD obtains a letter of intent from MEI, Japan, expressing an agreement in principle for a collaboration with Nippo Batteries