Yokohama Batteries have achieved Superbrand status in 2016 and have also won other awards in the industry such as The Brand Laureate Award (2012 – 2016), Selangor Industry Award (2002, 2004, 2005) and Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) Award in 2000. Yokohama Batteries are ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 compliant. ISO enhances credibility towards their products and provides customers and end users with peace of mind. Since an automotive battery is to be used on a long-term basis, Yokohama Batteries would like to educate customers that it is, of course, better to put your trust in a brand that can give you assurance of product safety, quality and warranty. Yokohama Batteries warranty can be claimed nationwide with a valid warranty card that has been enhanced with product installation information to ease warranty procedures.
The company’s 50-year history paints a vibrant roadmap of significant milestones. A few short years after being founded as a used automotive reconditioning business, ‘Yokohama’ branded batteries were launched. Their exponential growth in this sector led them to be listed on the Malaysian bourse in 1995. In the next two decades, they achieved many landmark events – for example, they pioneered Malaysia’s first Maintenance Free batteries, developed and introduced proprietary Beta alloy and continuous casting to reach outstanding levels of efficiency and consistency, and started up the region’s most advanced electrochemical research facility.
Here are some of our key achievements over the years:
|1859||Gastone Plantẻ invented the lead acid cell reconditioning business|
|1967||Our company was found as a used automotive battery reconditioning business|
|1972||We started manufacturing battery plates|
|1981||‘Yokohama’ branded automotive batteries were launched|
|1997||Our lead reclamation plant in Ipoh, Perak was commissioned|
|1995||Yokohama became listed on Bursa Malaysia|
|2001||We became ISO 9001 certified – a testament to our commitment to quality and our customers|
|2002||Yokohama pioneered Malaysia’s first Maintenance – Free batteries|
|2005||Continuous casting’ process was introduced, greatly increasing the efficiency and capacity of our manufacturing lines|
|2007||Our Centre for Electrochemical Research was commissioned We also became ISO 14001 certified – a testament to our commitment to the environment|
|2008||We reached a capacity of 2.5 million batteries annually, Malaysia’s top automotive battery manufacturer|
|2009||Introduced proprietary Beta alloy and pastes into our batteries – the secret behind our products’ high performance and negligible water loss|
|2011||Upgraded our reclamation facilities to include proprietary tilting rotary furnaces, allowing us to reach outstanding levels of efficiency and consistency|
|2012||Began breakthrough research in Thin Metal Film technology through the establishment of Yoko Bolder|
|2014||We became TS 16949 certified – the highest quality management standard achievable for suppliers to the automotive industry. We also launched our line of advanced motive power cells, putting us at the forefront of regional motive power manufacturing|
|2017||We turned 50!|
Yokohama is again proud to be selected by Superbrands as one of Malaysia’s strongest and most valuable consumer brands. Superbrands uses a comprehensive selection process based on consumer research and in consultation with an expert brand panel
Yokohama is proud to be selected by Superbrands as one of Malaysia’s strongest and most valuable consumer brands. Superbrands uses a comprehensive selection process based on consumer research and in consultation with an expert brand panel.
The BrandLaureate Awards represent the epitome of brand success. Yokohama has won this prestigious award for three years running – a testament to our commitment to excellence.