As of the 12th January 2010, the business alliance between Sanyo and Panasonic Corporation was completed. Part of this was to divest the Nickel Metal-Hydride (except in Automobile application) and Lithium battery business to FDK Corporation (a subsidiary of Fujitsu).
As a result, FDK Corporation has acquired the Sanyo NiMH and Lithium plants, including staff and processes, and will continue to produce the same level of quality batteries that have kept Sanyo at the top of the battery industry.
The brand Sanyo, for the above ranges will change to FDK. This will be a rolling change as Sanyo branded stock sells out.
For the business in Australia and New Zealand, FDK Corporation have appointed Master Instruments Pty Ltd as Distributor and Supplier of the FDK range of products previously sold under Sanyo brand by Sanyo Oceania Pty Ltd.
Master Instruments, who stock & build Australia’s largest range of batteries & battery packs, are proud to add the FDK batteries to its stable of products that also include national distributorships for Sanyo Mobile Energy, Panasonic Industrial Batteries, Renata and many more...