Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc., a Fortune 500 company, is an American diversified company established in 2005 as the successor company to Rayovac Corporation. Rayovac had been located in Wisconsin since its inception as The French Battery Company in 1906.
The company manufactures and markets home appliances under the Remington, Black & Decker, George Foreman, and Russell Hobbs brand names, lawn and garden care products under the Spectracide and Garden Safe brand names, and insect repellents under the Cutter and Repel brand names. Spectrum owns several pet care companies, both in the aquarium supply and companion animal trades. In the aquarium business, Spectrum owns Tetra, Whisper, Marineland, Perfecto, Jungle, Instant Ocean, Visi-Therm, and other product lines. Companion animal lines consist of Dingo, Nature's Miracle, Lazy Pet, Wonderbox, and others. Both aquarium lines and companion lines are concentrated into Spectrum's United Pet Group based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Spectrum's Hardware & Home Improvement division includes brands such as Kwikset, Baldwin, National Hardware, Pfister, and more.
On February 26, 2018, the company announced it was merging with controlling shareholder HRG Group. As of 2018, Spectrum Brands is ranked #422 on the Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations by total revenue. Spectrum manufactured and sold batteries under the Rayovac and Varta brand names, until it sold its battery division to long-time Rayovac competitor Energizer in January 2018. In November 2018, the company sold their global auto care division (brands which included Armor All, STP, and A/C Pro), to Energizer as well.
NYSE: SPB, Russell 1000 Component
January 17, 1906, 113 years ago (as French Battery Company)Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
David Maura, CEODoug Martin, EVP & CFOJohn Heil, President, Pet Supplies and Co-COO
$5.007 billion (2017)
Middleton, Wisconsin, U.S.
Number of Employees
United Industrial Corporation,
United Pet Group,