India’s Exide Industries is set to expand a production plant in West Bengal in collaboration with Japanese manufacturer Furukawa Battery to supply batteries for bullet trains.
Exide Industries CEO and MD Gautam Chatterjee (pictured) was quoted as telling the Economic Times: “The expansion project will mainly produce high-end nickel-cadmium batteries in technical collaboration with Furukawa.”
India lead-acid manufacturer Exide Industries is teaming up with Swiss battery storage firm Leclanché in a new lithium joint venture targeting the Indian market.
The partnership will focus on building lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles (EVs), stationary energy storage systems and “speciality storage markets”.
Indian firm Exide Industries aims to produce the country’s most technically advanced lead-acid battery to date at its new state-of-the-art automotive battery making facility.
The INR 7,000million ($100 million) unit in West Bengal will use punched grid technology, rather than expanded metal technology, to manufacture Exide’s new range of automotive batteries.
India lead-acid battery maker Exide Industries is set to introduce more robots to its manufacturing plants in a bid to improve quality control.
The first stage of the transformation from human to robot workers will be completed by the fourth quarter of this year using technology from US lead-acid company East Penn Manufacturing