The Gill Electric Company was founded by Mr. Lawrence Gill in 1920, in Redlands, California, where the factory remains today. At that time, Gill Electric was manufacturing lead-acid batteries for the automotive industry. During the war years, Gill manufactured batteries for military ground vehicles and aircraft; some of these batteries are still in production today.
Gill Electric improved the drycharged process which provides a fresh charged product when the electrolyte is added. Gill has become the OEM "original equipment battery" for Raytheon, Cessna, LearJet, Mooney, Piper, Ayres, Airtractor, Maule, Schweizer and others in the aviation industry and Gill continues to be the industry's choice for quality battery products.
Gill's line of Valve-Regulated batteries are now available in the most popular sizes and is FAA approved. Development continues to provide one of the most modern and reliable batteries in the industry. In 2007, Gill developed the 7000 Series LT Valve-Regulated Lead-Acid (VRLA) battery line, providing the best possible lead-acid chemistry for our customers. The 7000 Series is designed to provide optimal power, fast recharge and superior life. Gill's new 7000 Series LT-VRLA is fast becoming the choice for original equipment in a growing list of airframe manufacturers.