Who Makes Motorcraft Batteries?

Jan 18
2010
Motorcraft Battery

Motorcraft Battery

Chad from Nevada

I have ford motorcraft batteries in my 2003 Ford diesel pickup. I went to our local ford dealership to buy another set. I asked a guy in the parts department who makes the batteries, but he said he wasn’t sure. Can you tell me who makes motorcraft batteries, and why they are so much better than other batteries?

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Chad, the answer to your first question is Johnson Controls. Johnson Controls has been making Ford Motorcraft batteries for many years. Johnson Controls batteries are the OEM replacement for the Ford Motor Company. Johnson Controls makes batteries for a lot of private labels and Motorcraft is one of many. Please check out our previous article on other batteries made by Johnson Controls. The answer to your second question regarding quality over other battery brands. Johnson Controls makes batteries for its private labels according to the owners specifications. Ever wonder why Everstart batteries at walmart are so cheap, for what appears to be the same battery to the outside competition? The answer is simple, its not the same battery. Everstart batteries are made to walmarts specification based on pricing, and may have less lead in them. Comparing apples to apples can be very difficult in the battery world. Obviously you have had good luck with the motorcraft batteries, and have no reason to look elsewhere for batteries, unless your not happy with the price of them. I’m not sure you get what you pay for, but you do get more. The results vary a lot with regard to the application the battery is being used for.

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Johnson Controls

Dec 12
2009
Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls Logo

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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