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Trojan Battery Company Overview

Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA
501 to 1000 employees
1925
Other Organization
Manufacturing
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Founded in 1925 by George Godber and Carl Speer, Trojan Battery Company is the world’s leading manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries. From deep-cycle flooded batteries to deep-cycle AGM and gel batteries, Trojan has shaped the world of deep-cycle battery technology with ... Read more

Mission: Trojan’s mission is to continually test and innovate new products, systems, and applications, establishing Trojan’s reputation as the World’s No. 1 Deep-Cycle Battery Manufacturer. WE ARE COMMITTED TO DELIVERING ON OUR PROMISE.

Trojan Battery Company – Why Work For Us?


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Founded in 1925 by George Godber and Carl Speer, Trojan Battery Company is the world’s leading manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries. From deep-cycle flooded batteries to deep-cycle AGM and gel batteries, Trojan has shaped the world of deep-cycle battery technology with more than 85 years of battery manufacturing experience.

With the invention of the golf car battery for the Autoette vehicle in 1952, Trojan pioneered the development of deep-cycle battery technology for the golf industry; successfully introducing mobilization to the game of golf. For Trojan, this began a legacy of leadership and innovation that prevails today in the global, deep-cycle markets spanning applications for golf and utility vehicles, renewable energy, transportation, floor machines, aerial work platforms, marine and recreational vehicles.  Headquartered in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., Trojan’s operations include four ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturing plants in California and Georgia, two advanced research and development centers dedicated exclusively to deep-cycle battery technologies, and international offices located in Europe, UAE and Asia. Trojan is a proud member of the Battery Council International (BCI), the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium and a technical research partner with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Trojan applies rigorous industry battery testing procedures that adhere to BCI and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) test standards.

To provide clean and reliable energy storage solutions that enhance the way people live and work around the world.

OUR VALUES

Trojan Battery Company’s core values focus on our commitment to developing innovative environmentally friendly energy storage solutions that effectively meet customer needs, and serve the global community at large. Trojan values the integrity of our business relations, the quality of our deep-cycle technology, reliability of our products and services, as well as the professional growth of our team members.

INTEGRITY QUALITY CUSTOMER FOCUS
Trojan’s corporate planning and actions are guided by a high level of business ethics and integrity. We treat Trojan team members, customers, suppliers and business associates with dignity, respect and fairness. We communicate openly and honestly and recognize the customs, traditions and needs of the communities we serve. Trojan also maintains high safety and environmental standards.
  • Trojan Supplier Code of Conduct
  • Anti-corruption Standards of Conduct
 Since 1925, customers have depended on Trojan quality which is demonstrated in the performance, reliability and durability of our deep-cycle battery products.   Trojan’s quality commitment extends to developing continuous process improvements, working with quality suppliers while delivering world-class service and support.  Trojan has an unwavering focus on quality. Our customer relationships are created, maintained and continuously enhanced by providing the best products and services for every unique geography, market and application around the world. By applying Trojan’s experience, know-how and innovation to meet the needs of our markets and customers, we consistently deliver ideal energy storage solutions for a wide range of applications.
     
 
EMPOWERMENT INNOVATION COMMUNITY OUTREACH
At Trojan, personal growth is a central theme of our corporate culture. We foster teamwork, open communication, goodwill and camaraderie throughout our organization. Trojan values informed risk-taking, employee development, accountability for actions, and recognition for results. We are committed to the empowerment of our most valuable resource – our people. We look beyond today’s business needs to tomorrow’s global energy requirements.   By creating and launching exciting new energy storage products, advancing our technologies, and identifying emerging markets, Trojan continues to maintain our leadership position. Trojan supports global communities with high-quality, reliable products that enable families to prosper and businesses to grow.  In addition, Trojan team members volunteer in many local projects to increase opportunities for communities to thrive.

Trojan’s mission is to continually test and innovate new products, systems, and applications, establishing Trojan’s reputation as the World’s No. 1 Deep-Cycle Battery Manufacturer. WE ARE COMMITTED TO DELIVERING ON OUR PROMISE. 

Unmatched Performance
Trojan’s proprietary technologies have produced unparalleled advances in deep-cycle, flooded battery performance and overall life.
 A World-Class Brand
Since 1925, Trojan Battery Company has engineered the world’s most reliable, long-lasting, deep-cycle batteries. From our deep-cycle flooded batteries to our maintenance-free AGM and gel batteries, there is no better power solution than the proven technology found in every Trojan product.
 Technical Excellence
Engineering advancements including many patents have differentiated Trojan from its global competitors.
     
Competitive Testing
Our commitment to product quality is our investment in independent third-party testing, which provides valuable information on product performance while validating Trojan’s product reliability and quality.
 Top-Notch Talent
Our ongoing commitment to providing product superiority, first-class customer support is attributed to the motivated people we employ.
 Providing Clean Power for the Planet
Trojan Battery has always been committed to the highest environmental standards through a company-wide dedication to health and safety.

FROM THE FAIRWAYS TO THE WATERWAYS
Trojan Battery Has Achieved More Than 85 Years Of Deep-Cycle Excellence

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Since 1925
 
1960s
Trojan Battery Company has been the world’s leading manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries. After serving on a submarine in World War I, George Godber started the company in the Los Angeles area with his founding partner and brother-in-law, Carl Speer. Trojan initially began manufacturing automotive batteries and later moved into building batteries for commercial trucks. In the 1940s, Richard and Ray Godber joined the company, ushering in the second generation of family leadership. Sensing that deep-cycle technology was the wave of the future, the company began focusing on this area. The company expanded its line of deep-cycle batteries and moved to Santa Fe Springs in Southern California. Growth continued into the 1970s with the addition of batteries for floor machine, marine, construction and various industrial applications.
   
1952s
 
1980s
Trojan pioneered the first deep-cycle golf car battery. Trojan teamed up with Autoette to design a vehicle for a physically-challenged golfer, enabling him to travel more easily around the golf course. This began a legacy of leadership in the electric golf car industry that prevails today. Trojan maroon batteries now power golf cars on over 98% of the US’s top golf courses. They saw continued growth as the company moved into its current location and acquired its first east coast facility near Atlanta, Georgia. In 1992, Trojan established a state-of-the-art Technology Center, dedicated to advanced product design and development. To this day, Trojan prides itself on operating the industry’s leading design and test facility for deep-cycle batteries.

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Success Becomes You

At Trojan Battery, we know that our success is built on the ability to encourage and support the success of each employee.

Our commitment to this simple concept is the reason behind the Company’s extraordinary – and continuing – growth in a highly competitive environment.

hr_002 Company Growth
Trojan has expanded over the past decades and continues to expand into new markets around the world.
hr_001 Trojan’s Commitment to Diversity
At Trojan Battery, the strength of our company rests on the opportunity for each of us to realize our potential and contribute to our objectives – providing excellent customer service and high quality products. A diverse community and workplace benefit us all. We are committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified applicants, as well as giving people of all backgrounds an opportunity to work and contribute to our company and community.


AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni,  and other military personnel are encouraged to apply.

 

Competitive Benefits

Trojan recognizes the challenge of balancing your career and personal life. That’s why we’re proud to provide benefits supporting the needs of a diverse workforce through flexibility, choice and value. Employee benefits include:

• Medical• Company Paid Life Insurance
• Dental• Supplemental Life Insurance
• Vision• Company Paid AD&D Insurance
• Section 125 Cafeteria Plan• Voluntary AD&D Insurance
• 401(k)/401k Roth• Disability Income – specific locations and/or classification
• Employee Assistance Plan• Group Legal Services
• Corporate 529 College Savings Plan• Tuition Reimbursement
• 10 Paid Holidays Annually• Personal Time Off
• Credit Union Membership

Trojan Battery Company Reviews

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    Pros

    Excellent benefits package. style. Like being part of a family. Successes shared and celebrated as a team. Exciting experience working with a plant start up and watching the plant expand and grow.

    Cons

    Location of Sandersville plant makes it difficult for continual learning and professional development and professional development.

    Advice to Management

    Reward and encourage those among the hourly staff that want to excel and grow professionally yet show humility. Due to location, perhaps if someone wanted to take a class or certificate allow some flexibility with hours to deal with extra commute to Macon or August one night a week, encourage managers to work with employees on this.

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Trojan Battery Company Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Trojan Battery Company (Nashville, TN) in March 2017.

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    The whole process of getting hired took forever, however the actual interview was very brief. I was asked several straightforward questions, to which i answered very matter of factly. Then I was offered a job.

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Trojan Battery Company Awards & Accolades

  • Manufacturing Leadership 100(Innovative Enterprise), Frost and Sullivan, 2013
  • Application Solar Project of the Year, Middle East Electricity Award, 2013
  • Outstanding Performance, Genie, 2012
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