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Redditch was unique in having two alkaline battery manufacturers within its area.
The first to arrive was the Batteries Limited which was established in 1918 in a factory in Hunt End and the second was Britannia Batteries which was set up in 1929 in Union Street.
The two companies were merged in 1947, to become Alkaline Batteries Ltd, and were based at the Union Street site.
In 1998, after a long history and two changes of ownership, the manufacturing site, now called Alcad Ltd, was closed down and the site sold for redevelopment.
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