About the Company

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 million
Bronze 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 Tada
Introduction 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

Parent OrganizationIndo-National Ltd.Managing DirectorP Dwarakanath Reddy
Founded1972NSE SymbolNIPPOBATRY