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Vision Group announce lithium-ion gigafactory plans to meet NEV and telecoms demand

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 10:28 -- Paul Crompton

Chinese battery maker Vision Group, which makes lead-acid batteries through its subsidiary Shenzhen Center Power Tech, has announced plans to build a 30GWh lithium-ion battery plant in China's Hubei province.

The company says the plant will meet demand from the 5G telecom networks and new energy vehicle (NEV) power battery sectors, according to media organisation Argus Media.

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German lead battery maker Moll opens talks with investors following insolvency proceedings

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 09:59 -- Paul Crompton

German lead battery manufacturer, Akkumulatorenfabrik Moll has entered exploratory discussions with potential investors after the COVID-19 pandemic caused a fall in sales that led to the 75-year-old firm opening insolvency proceedings.

“Sensitive discussions” with potential investors are taking place with the goal of finding a rapid resolution in the interests of all parties involved, said the company on 18 June.

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Opportunities for EFB, bi-polar and AGM batteries despite forecast lead to lose market share

Thu, 04/30/2020 - 15:34 -- Paul Crompton

Advanced lead battery technologies will see a rise in demand during the next five years despite the chemistry losing some of its market share to lithium-ion, according to a forecast made during Battery Council International (BCI) virtual conference.

Ray Kubis, chairman of Gridtential Energy, made the prediction during his five-year forecast for batteries in transportation applications during the BCI event on 27 April.

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German lead battery maker Moll blames sales drop caused by coronavirus for insolvency after 75 years

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 16:05 -- Paul Crompton

German lead-acid battery maker Moll Batterien has opened insolvency proceedings after 75 years of operation due to the “sudden, massive, and permanent” decline in sales caused by the corona crisis.

The 75-year-old company applied to the Coburg District Court for the opening of insolvency proceedings on Monday, 30 March. The company made EFB, AGM and VRLA starter batteries for automotive applications, and had recently launched a 12.8V lithium iron phosphate battery.

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Johnson Controls, Amara Raja sign India battery tech deal

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd
Jayadev Galla

India’s Amara Raja Batteries and Johnson Controls (JCI) have signed a technology collaboration deal to introduce “a new wave” of advanced battery technologies” to India.

The companies said they will expand their 20-year partnership “to share and improve product design and manufacturing technologies enabling higher performance across starting, lighting and ignition, enhanced flooded batteries and absorbent glass mat batteries. 

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Strong stop-start battery shipments boost JCI sales

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 10:43 -- News Editor
Strong stop-start battery shipments boost JCI sales

Strong shipments of stop-start batteries boosted Johnson Controls International’s performance in its fiscal third quarter.

Adjusted earnings before interest and taxes for the US tech giant’s Power Solutions division, which includes the lead-acid battery recycling business, rose 8.6% to $304 million for the three months to June 30 from $280 million in Q3 2016.

 

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Lead-acid Energy storage system-company breaks into transport market

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 14:02 -- Paul Crompton
Lead-acid Energy storage system-company breaks into transport market

Swedish-American energy storage system company Northstar will supply its Ultra High Performance pure lead AGM batteries to a major truck maker.

The batteries will be fitted into the next-generation Freightliner Cascadia Truck following a collaborative deal with Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA).

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Exide ups AGM production in Poland

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:41 -- Paul Crompton
Exide ups AGM production in Poland

American battery manufacturer Exide Technologies has added additional capacity for production lead-acid batteries at its plant in Poznań, Poland

In the company’s biggest European investment project to date, it has added EIRICH machines to boost production of its Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) batteries.

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Bitrode launches IGBT lead-acid formation charger in North America

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:03 -- Laura Varriale
Bitrode High Density IGBT Formation Charger

US-based battery charging and test equipment manufacturer Bitrode has introduced an insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) formation charger in North America.

The HD-CR/CD is designed for charging SLI batteries (flooded and VRLA/AGM), motive power batteries and industrial cells. It operates at 16KHz and allows users to achieve efficiency and power factors of up to 99%, according to Missouri-based Bitrode.

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Continental adds EFB and AGM starter batteries to portfolio

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:22 -- Laura Varriale
Continental VDO's EFB and AGM batteries

Germany’s automotive supplier Continental has launched enhanced flooded batteries (EFB) and absorbent glass mat (AGM) lead-acid batteries through its VDO brand.

The batteries are developed for vehicles with start-stop systems. The VDO battery portfolio includes nine different EFB and AGM batteries, targeted at the central European market.

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