Find out more about Oldham, including history and timeline.

Company timeline:

  • Oldham & Sons – founded 1865
  • First lead-acid battery produced – 1917
  • Crompton – founded 1911
  • Hawker Battery Group formed and acquire Crompton Batteries – 1972
  • Oldham & Crompton merge to form Oldham Crompton Batteries Ltd. – 1978
  • BTR acquires Hawker Battery Group – 1987
  • BTR merges with Siebe to form Invensys – 1999
  • Invensys sells Hawker Battery Group to Yuasa Exide US – March 2002
  • Yuasa Exide & Hawker products re-branded as EnerSys – July 2002