Rayovac’s global battery division has been officially recognized by Queen Elizabeth II for the second consecutive year. In 2011, Rayovac® was awarded the Queen’s Award for Innovation for the development of its mercury free hearing aid battery range.
For 2012, Rayovac received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category for its achievement within international markets for hearing aid batteries Rayovac exports to countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific from its Washington, UK, facility, a companion plant to its operations in Portage, Wis.
“This is another feather in the cap for Rayovac and our team at the Washington facility,” said Vince Armitage, division vice president, Rayovac Hearing Aid Batteries for Europe, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. “To win the Queen’s Award once is a major achievement, but to win two years in a row is a superb accolade."
Rayovac has developed and manufactured hearing aid batteries in Washington, UK, for 30 years and in Portage for nearly 50 years, including the first zinc air hearing aid battery in 1982.
Rayovac’s partent company, Spectrum Brands Holdings, also markets hearing batteries under the the premium-positioned VARTA®.