1934 - The Company was Incorporated. The Company was converted into
Public Limited Company in 1955. The Company
manufacture and sell
dry batteries and allied products, flashlight cases and
zinc alloys, strips & plates, stellite super alloys,
carbons, carbon electrodes & electrolytic manganese
cultivation, manufacture and sales of tea. The battery
under the brand name `Eveready' & tea as `Tej' and
1959 - 8,00,000 Right shares issued (Prem. Rs 2.50 per share) prop.
1964 - 8,40,000 Right shares issued at a premium of Rs 4 per share
the proportion 3:10.
1965 - 4,55,000 Bonus shares issued in the proportion 1:8.
1968 - In December, 20,47,500 Right shares issued at par in prop.
20,47,500 Bonus shares issued in prop. 1:2.
1970 - 40,95,000 Bonus Equity shares issued in the prop. 1:22.
1972 - A letter of intent was received for the manufacture of 5,000
tonnes of MIC-based pesticides.
1974 - 61,42,500 Bonus Equity shares issued in the prop. 1:2.
1978 - 32,94,500 shares issued at a prem. of Rs 6 per share to
Indian shareholders, the Company's employee and
1980 - 108,61,000 Bonus shares issued in prop. 1:2.
1984 - On the night of December 2-3, an unprecedented accident
in the Company's pesticides plant at Bhopal which
the escape of Methyl Isocyanate into the atmosphere.
became victims of the accident and suffered injured.
plant remained closed since 3rd December 1984 under
the Government of Madhya Pradesh.
- The license for the factory under the Factories Act 1948,
on 31st December, and it was not renewed. The Company
closed down this plant effective from 11th July, 1985
provisions of Section 25(o) of the Industrial Disputes
1985 - Engineers India Ltd. were appointed as Consultants to provide
techno-economic feasibility study on relocation at an
economically enhanced capacity of 90,000 TPA of low
- The Company's extensive efforts to sell the undertaking
public Units failed. Hence the Company was compelled to
for closure of the Chembur Unit on 16th April, 1987,
section 25(o) of the Industrial Disputes Act 1947.
- The Company proposed to introduce in September for the
a superior heavy duty battery based on advanced zinc
technology which could be used in audio cassette
other high drain devices.
- A letter of intent was received for the manufacture of 4
cubic metres of speciality glasses and gas mixers based
helium, to be established in a backward area in
1988 - Two fresh suits were filed in the courts in the State of
against Union Carbide Corporation, U.S.A. and UCIL.
dismissed in February 1992 on grounds of forum
1990 - The Company received permission from Reserve Bank of India to
engage in export of computer software and services.
- A new computer was installed and a dedicated computer
communication link was established permitting continuous
to IBM mainframe located in U.S.A.
1992 - The UCC created an irrevocable truth called `The Bhopal
Trust' during March. UCC also pledged and charged its
share holding of 165,89,750 No. of Equity shares in UCIL
favour of the trust.
1993 - A modernised facility for manufacturing R-20 paper jacket
was installed in the Hyderabad plant.
- The Company entered into an agreement with SPIC Fine
Ltd., a joint venture promoted by Tamil Nadu Petro
and Henkal KGaA (Germany) to sell their products
- In December first product Henko; a premium detergent
- The Company has also entered into an agreement with
Latex Ltd. for the distribution of condoms under the
`Nirodh', as well as in new brands which will be owned
1994 - The Company commenced the marketing of WONDER brand of
1995 - A joint venture company in the name of Energiza India Ltd.
formed in collaboration with Ralston Purina Overseas
Inc. USA for development of alkaline battery in India.
battaries are being sold under the brand name Energizer.
- The name of the Company was changed from National Carbon
(India) Ltd., to Union Carbide India Ltd. The name of
Company was again changed to Eveready Industries Ltd.
from 24th April, 1995.
1996 - The Company launched TEZ brand of packet tea in the State of
- The Company proposed to set up a state-of-the-art
processing unit for manufacturing components for captive
consumption, industrial moulded products, as well as
operated plastic appliances.
- The Company along with EBC (India) Company Private
subsidiary of Ralston Purina Overseas battery Co. Inc.,
set up a joint venture company viz., Eveready Energizer
Miniatures Pvt. Ltd., to promote the business of
- Effective 1st April, MeLeod Russel (India) Ltd. (MRIL)
Investment Ltd., were merged with the Company. MRIL
allotted 2 equity shares of the company for every 3
of the erstwhile MRIL. Accordingly 19,902,490 shares
16,295,153 No. of Equity shares of the Company held by
- Nepal Battery Company Ltd. and Natex Marketing Ltd. are
subsidiaries of the Company. The Name was changed to
Investment & Marketing Ltd. in 1995. Eveready
Miniature Ltd. is also a subsidiary of the Company.
1997 - The Company launched its packet tea brands `Tez' and `Premium
Gold' in five other states.
- The new state-of-the-art D size battery plant was set up
- The Company's joint venture with EBC (India) Company
wholly owned subsidiary of Ralston Purina Overseas
Company Inc. USA, for miniature batteries got off to a
start with the first bulk shipments of watch batteries
sold to select dealers in the country. `Eveready GP'
Rechargeable batteries for cellular phone were released
cities throughout the country.
- On 11 December 1996 Eveready Industries and EBC (India)
Ltd. a fully-owned subsidiary of EBC, signed a joint
develop the miniature battery business in India.
- Eveready Industries Limited, a major player in dry
which has recently embarked on marketing packaged tea,
contemplating entering the food processing sector.
- Eveready Industries India Ltd., has constituted a three
committee to look into the affairs of the company,
- EIIL and its joint venture partner Ralston Purina
set up an Energiser battery manufacturing unit near
1998 - The company was originally set up as United Carbon India and
later renamed as Union Carbide India.
- The company has set up a joint venture with Ralston
Overseas Battery Co USA which sells alkaline batteries
Energizer brand name.
1999 - Eveready Industries Ltd. the flagship of the B M
Khaitan-controlled Williamson Magor group, will launch
premium packet tea brand, Tez, in West Bengal and the
south India shortly.
- Eveready Industries (India) Ltd, the flagship of the B M
Khaitan-controlled Williamson Magor group, will set up a
venture with Gold Peak Industries International
of the Asian multinational group GP, with assets
billion, to form an assembly line for rechargeable
batteries, which are mainly used by cellular phone
- Eveready Industries and Exide Industries are looking at
up battery manufacturing units in Myanmar via joint
- Eveready Industries (India) Ltd. (EIL) will soon be
new battery charger range which will be an improvement
currently launched power bank charger.
- The company has recently launched a brand of
batteries, which are marketed with the punchline `Ray
- With effect from April 1996, McLeod Russel was merged
subsidiary -- Eveready Industries.
- Eveready Industries, the leader in the drycell battery
has a market share of about 43 per cent.
- In the batteries segment, EIL has just launched its
brand of dry cell batteries in the Bangladesh market.
2000 - Eveready Industries India Ltd. has acquired yet another tea
estate in the Dooars.
- Eveready Industries India Ltd. has introduced its
Nickel Cadmium Pencil (AA) batteries in Chennai.
- Evereday Industries Ltd recently made a strategic move
to have its packet
tea brands launched under the banner of its
newly-created greendale division.
- The Financial institutions have put shackles on the
blanket resolution of Eveready
Industries (India) Ltd. to spin off its non-tea
business into a separate entity as a
precursor to induct a strategic partner.
- The Board of The Bisnauth Tea Company Ltd. and Eveready
India Ltd. approved a scheme of Amalgamation of
Bisnauth with Eveready
with retrospective effect from April 1.
- Eveready Industries has launched Eveready Big Lantern,
specifically designed to
suit tough conditions and long hours of use.
2001 - To Celebrate Valentines Day, Eveready Industries Luvlite, a
unique tourch-cum-key chain.
- The Company has entered into agreements for sale of 4
tea estates in Darjeeling and 2
tea estates in the Dooars for a consideration of Rs
4491.51 lakhs in the aggregate.
- The Company, a Williamson Magor group company, would sell
off its alkaline batteries
business for sum of .5 million
- Eveready Industries Ltd. has transferred its entire equity
holding of 49 per cent in the joint
venture company Energizer India Ltd. to EBC India Company
-Arun Kumar Bajoria has acquired a property in Delhi belonging to
Eveready Industries Ltd for Rs 20 crore, through Hooghly Holdings, a
5,100 square meter realty at 23 Aurangzeb Road,Kolkata
-Stake increased by promoters in Eveready by 6.7%
-Raised nearly Rs 80 crore from the sale of tea gardens, with the
recent agreement for the sale of Romai Tea estate in Assam to Rossel
Tea for Rs 13.91 crore
-Sold 3,30,000 equity shares of Rs.10/- each of Kilburn Chemicals Ltd
by way of inter-se transfer of shares.
-Offloads around 9% of its holding in Standard Batteries Ltd
-Approval to shift the entire facilities at Tiruvottiyur High Road to
the Guindy site and integrate the same with the facilities existing
- Metals Centre Limited have acquired 3440812 shares representing
6.16% of the voting rights of the company
-Appoints the celebrated filmstar Mr. Amitabh Bachhan, as Brand
Ambassador for 'Eveready for Batteries and Flashlights for a period
of 2 yrs
-Metals Centre Ltd has acquired 34,40,812 (6.16 per cent) equity
shares of Eveready Industries India Ltd by scheme of amalgamation
-Eveready rolls out NiMH rechargeable batteries
-Eveready Industries enters into MoU with BPL
-Eveready Ind acquires BPL Soft Energy System Ltd
-Eveready Industries India Ltd has signed an agreement with Phoenix
Lamps Ltd (Phoenix) for sales and distribution in the country of the
latter's general lighting lamps (GLLs) excluding automotive
-Eveready Industries India has appointed Mr. Subir Dasgupta as
Additional Director of the Company with effect from May 11, 2007,
subject to the approval of the Members at a General Meeting.
-Eveready Industries India Ltd has has entered into a Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) with Housing Development & Infrastructure Ltd,
(HDIL) for the transfer and / or assignment of its right, title and
interest under a lease for land at Navi Mumbai, for the residue
unexpired period of the lease, subject to necessary clearances,
approvals and such like requirements at a consideration of Rs
-Eveready Industries India Ltd (Eveready) had signed a Distribution &
Dual Brand Agreement with Phoenix Lamps Ltd (Phoenix) for sales and
distribution of the general lighting lamps (GLLs) under the dual
brand EVEREADY and HALONIX,
-Eveready Industries - Investment in an Overseas JV/Special Purpose
-Eveready hikes battery prices
-Eveready upgrades its Torch and Lamp Portfolio
-Eveready ropes in Akshay Kumar as its brand ambassador
-Eveready launches lantern portfolio with rechargeable range