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East Penn buys into lithium-ion market in bid to expand motive power offering

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 12:00 -- Paul Crompton
East Penn buys into lithium-ion market in bid to expand motive power offering

North American lead-acid giant East Penn Manufacturing has reaffirmed its intention of moving into the lithium-ion market with the purchase of a majority interest in Navitas Systems.

The move allows East Penn to expand its motive power battery offering and  ‘strategic integration’ into other market segments in a bid to provide a wider range of energy storage system solutions.

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Exide Industries’ India EV battery plant nears start-up

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 12:52 -- Paul Crompton
Exide Industries’ India EV battery plant nears start-up

India’s biggest lead-acid battery maker, Exide Industries, will start producing lithium-ion cells from a new plant in Gujarat, India, by the close of this year. 

The capacity of the plant is yet to be disclosed but it will produce cells exclusively for the domestic market, with the plant’s capacity being scaled up as demand for the firm’s products pick up, an Exide spokesman told BEST Battery Briefing.

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ABC to work with Fengfan on bipolar lead batteries for China

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd

Advanced Battery Concepts (ABC) is setting its sights on China and the wider Asian market for its bipolar lead-acid technology, after signing a memorandum of cooperation with China’s Fengfan.

The memorandum US-based ABC signed with Fengfan, one of China’s biggest lead-acid manufacturers, sets out the firms’ “joint desire to develop bipolar lead batteries for the Chinese market”— but details have yet to be released.

ABC’s vice-president of business development, Don Hobday, told BEST Battery Briefing: “This is another big step forward for the technology and proves it has value in China.”

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Exide India ‘collaborating with Furukawa on Bengal battery plants’

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:57 -- John Shepherd
Guatam Chatterjee

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.”

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Exide India believes in bipolar from ABC

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 13:15 -- News Editor
Guatam Chatterjee

India’s largest automotive battery maker Exide Industries Ltd said last week it is planning to reduce dependence on lead—by introducing the bipolar technology of US-based Advanced Battery Concepts.

Exide industries claims that lead suffers from erratic price movement which prompted it to go for developing the new ‘bipolar based battery technology’ in association with the US-based firm.

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Exide Industries-Leclanché in Li joint venture for India

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 12:22 -- John Shepherd
Exide Industries-Leclanché in Li joint venture for India

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”.

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ABC licenses GreenSeal to India’s Exide

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:09 -- Xuan Zhong
ABC licenses GreenSeal to India’s Exide

Advanced Battery Concepts (ABC) is licensing its bipolar 'GreenSeal' lead-acid technology to India’s Exide Industries.

The deal marks US-based ABC’s fourth licence agreement with the lead battery giant.

 

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Exide expands production in Missouri

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 09:36 -- Xuan Zhong
Exide expands production in Missouri

Lead-acid firm Exide Technologies is investing more than $35 million in a punched grid-manufacturing site in the US state of Missouri.

The US firm said the 180,000 sq ft facility in Kansas City will be “the most advanced of its kind”— with a production capacity of more than three billion grids each year.

 

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Indian Exide plans foray into lithium

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 09:33 -- News Editor
Indian Exide plans foray into lithium

Exide Industries, the Indian lead-acid battery maker, is gearing up to ride the next wave of growth with a foray in lithium-ion batteries.

"We are in a very disruptive stage as far as the battery industry is concerned. There is so much talk about e-buses, e-cars, etc. Elon Musk is creating such a hype. We are keeping our plans flexible currently.

 

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New plant to produce India’s best ever lead-acid battery

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 14:14 -- Paul Crompton
New plant to produce India’s best ever lead-acid battery

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.

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