Tropical Battery Co. Ltd. was founded in 1950 by Tex Williams, an American businessman. In 1967 the company was purchased by John Melville and it remains in the Melville family today. Tropical Battery originally started as a manufacturer of lead acid storage batteries.
In the early 1990’s, Tropical Battery changed its business model from being a manufacturer to a major distribution company. Today, the company’s core business continues to be sales of automotive batteries but is now complimented by the distribution of several local and world renowned automotive consumer product brands.
Tropical Battery’s headquarters is located in Kingston, Jamaica with distribution centres located in Kingston and Montego Bay to serve the Jamaican market.