Sony sells business unit for batteries and accumulators




Sony plans to sell the business for batteries and accumulators to the Murata Group. It agreed the two Japanese companies. Sony has been making since 1975 batteries, but the group is working to focus on core tasks.

The planned sales relates Sony Energy Devices Corporation in Japan and also factories in China and Singapore. In addition, the research facility with regard to batteries and accumulators in Japan falls under the sale to Murata. The parts for sale of USB batteries and button batteries are probably not covered. The details of the agreement have yet to be established, mid-October, hoping the two sides to have around sales.

The divestment of Sony Energy Devices Corporation is part of the strategy of Kaz Hirai, Sony’s CEO, to retain only the core components: digital imaging, gaming and mobile. Sony Energy Devices Corporation was founded in 1975 as Sony Eveready. Sony claims to be the first company that the lithium-ion battery made a commercial success in 1991.


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