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Johnson Controls, Amara Raja sign India battery tech deal

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd
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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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Amara Raja to launch LIB assembly plant

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 14:40 -- Hugh Finzel
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Indian lead-acid battery maker Amara Raja reportedly plans to build a lithium-ion battery pack assembly plant in Andhra Pradesh in the south-east of India.

The move comes amid an upsurge of battery-related activity as manufacturers look to solidify their share of the domestic market for electric vehicle battery packs, which is expected to be worth around US$300 billion by 2030.

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Amara Raja plans greenfield expansion for lead-acid

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 08:34 -- John Shepherd
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Indian lead-acid battery maker Amara Raja Batteries is to expand production of its automotive ‘four-wheeler battery’ lines from a new manufacturing plant on an undisclosed “greenfield site” in the country.

The company’s board gave the green light to invest the equivalent of nearly US$120 million in the project— which will have an annual production capacity of six-and-a-half million units.

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Amara Raja targets Middle East from new UAE batteries base

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:53 -- John Shepherd
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Indian lead-acid battery maker Amara Raja Batteries has opened a new trading base in the United Arab Emirates to expand sales across the Middle East.

The company told the Bombay Stock Exchange its new, wholly-owned subsidiary, Amara Raja Batteries Middle East, will operate from the Sharjah Airport International Free Zone trading in batteries and related products.

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Amara Raja deals “mitigate” impact of new lead price rises

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:00 -- News Editor
Amara Raja deals “mitigate” impact of new lead price rises

The CEO of India’s Amara Raja Batteries said the firm is braced for further hikes in the price of lead into 2018— but that it has “mitigated” the impact through existing contracts.

S Vijayanad said while LME prices had seen “close to 25% growth” over the past year, the industrial and automotive battery maker expects to see lead prices “in the range of $2,400 to $2,500 per metric ton” by next spring.

 

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India’s Amara Raja ‘eyes expansion into Li-on’

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 09:33 -- News Editor
India’s Amara Raja ‘eyes expansion into Li-on’

Indian lead-acid battery maker Amara Raja Batteries is reportedly preparing to branch out into “alternative chemistries” as part of business expansion plans.

Amara chairman Ramachandra N Galla told India’s Business Standard: “We expect to finalise the technologies and the investment plans in a year or two. The work on research, capital costs and partnerships is currently under way.”

 

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