Duralast Battery | Mailbag Mondays Q&A

Jan 01
2010

Tim from Michigan

Hey Kip, Could you tell me who makes duralast from Autozone. I recently bought a set of Duralast batteries there for my diesel truck. I have had great results with Duralast batteries in the past, and was just curious as who makes these batteries?

Bestbatterytips.com

Tim, we’ve had to make this a 6 part Q & A under our Mailbag Mondays questions. We’ll make this one part 2 on Duralast batteries. Duralast batteries are a line of batteries sold by Autozone, which by the way is on every street corner it seems anymore. Autozone is one of the biggest auto parts store chains in the country, known for their great customer service and exceptional products. They can thank Johnson Controls for their dependable Duralast batteries. Duralast is Autozone’s private label made by Johnson Controls. Autozone offers a diverse selection of Duralast batteries, ranging from small to large. They even offer the Optima Gel Batteries in Auto and Marine, by the way which Johnson Controls also owns.

Below is a look at Autozone’s Duralast Battery Line, and the Optima Battery line they carry as well.

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Duralast Battery Duralast Battery  750 cold cranking Amps 935 cranking Amps 2 year free replacement 7 Year Warranty
Duralast Gold BatteryDuralast Gold Battery 850 cold cranking Amps 1000 cranking Amps  3 year free replacement 8 year Warranty
Yellow Optima Duralast Battery

Optima/12 Volts, 450 CCA (575 CA) Yellow Top Automotive Dual Purpose Battery with Post Terminals. 12 Month Free Replacement

Johnson Controls

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2009
Johnson Controls

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Johnson Controls entered the battery business in 1978  upon acquiring Globe-Union Incorporated. Globe-Union was a Wisconsin based manufacture of Automotive batteries for both the replacement and OEM markets. Today, Johnson Controls is the largest producer of private label lead acid batteries in North America, and is becoming a leader in Asia and South America.  In 2000 Johnson Controls acquired Gylling Optima Batteries AB of Sweden. The Optima Gel  Battery is well known for its quality and longevity. Johnson Controls completed the acquisition of German automotive battery maker HOPPECKE Automotive GmbH & Co. The company has a excellent customer base that includes many of Europe’s leading auto manufacturers. Johnson Controls also produce batteries for other applications such as marine, lawn and garden, commercial, motorcycle, wheelchair, and golf cart use. Most consumers have no idea of the size of the battery giant. When people think of Johnson Controls, they think of thermostats for HVAC purposes not batteries.  Johnson Controls is not only the largest North American battery manufacture, but they literally control the North American battery market.

Johnson Controls manufactures batteries for the following private labels:

Interstate Battery

Interstate Battery


Die Hard Battery

Die Hard Battery


Duralast Battery

Duralast Battery

Kirkland Logo

Kirkland Battery


Everstart Battery

Everstart Battery

Prostart Battery

Prostart Battery


Johnson controls also makes some or all of these batteries as well.

Acura, Advance Auto Parts, Autocraft, Western Auto, Tough One, Alliance, American Hardware, Ames, Varta, Blains Farm & Fleet, Battery Alliance, Bosch, Carrefour(Europe), Champion, Amara Raja Batteries LTD(Joint venture with Johnson Controls India).

Varta, Optima Batteries, LTH, and Heliar are all battery manufactures owned by Johnson Controls.

Johnson Controls supplies Ford Motor company, Diamler Chrysler, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, and Isuzu with original equipment batteries. So next time you go and buy a battery, or a automobile chances are its a battery made by Johnson Controls.

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