Last week, ZPower proudly announced that we made the 2018 Inc. 5000 – The Magazine’s Top 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies List. And we didn’t just make the list – we debuted at #82. It’s a very exciting time for our company and for the rechargeable microbattery industry as a whole. With so many small electronics slated to hit the market in the coming years, finding our place as the safer, more powerful alternative to traditional rechargeable chemistries couldn’t have come at a more opportune time.
2018 will be remembered in ZPower’s history as the year that we, as a company, shot up into the spotlight reserved for truly successful U.S. companies. But, as the article that Inc. wrote about our pathway to success illustrates, we didn’t get there overnight. Rather, our success has been hard-won over years of dedication and enthusiastic determination – even when the chips were down.
Dedication, Determination and a Willingness to Change Course
Run a quick search of our press coverage over the years, and you’ll see that when we started out, we had our sights set on being a disruptor in the computer battery industry. What we soon determined, however, was that due to the weight and the price of the silver in batteries sized for computers, our technology was not the right fit. But ours is a story of perseverance. We didn’t give up, because we knew that our technology was useful; we just needed to find the ideal application.
Our biggest success to-date has come through scaling our product down to micro size and finding our place in the hearing aid market. The rest, as they say, is history. Our batteries are now built into hearing devices from five of the six global hearing aid OEMs, and we’ve helped Bose open up a new market with their noise-masking sleepbuds. We’ve proven ourselves – as a company and as a product – and we’re looking forward to being a reliable battery option for hearables and small medical devices going forward.
Proudly Made in the USA
We are proud to be a successful U.S. company – we currently employ nearly 400 people at our Camarillo, California, campus, and we’re dedicated to being a resource for the consumer electronics and medical devices industries for years to come.
Read the article from Inc.:
Sometimes Overnight Success Can Take a Decade or Longer