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Leoch sets sights on Europe as new Asian battery plants start up

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 09:53 -- John Shepherd

Leoch International Technology is to bring two new lead-acid battery plants on stream this year in Vietnam— and has revealed plans to expand in Europe including through acquisitions.

The Hong Kong-listed firm said one of its Vietnam plants will start delivering reserve power batteries by mid-2019, while the other will be delivering SLI batteries by the end of the third quarter.

Construction of both plants is “in full gear”, Leoch said in a Hong Kong Stock Exchange announcement. “The design production capacity of these two factories will be more than double the current total overseas production capacity with opportunity for future expansion.”

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Saft to supply nickel batteries to HK metro

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 09:32 -- News Editor
Saft to supply nickel batteries to HK metro

French battery manufacturer Saft has announced it will supply batteries to 93 Hong Kong’s new MTR metro trains.

In the five-year multi-million euro contract, Saft is supplying its SRM nickel-technology batteries to the Chinese train builder CRRC Sifang Co. Ltd.

 

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Hong Kong plans to combat lead-acid disposal problems

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 15:32 -- Paul Crompton
Hong Kong plans to combat lead-acid disposal problems

A battery-recycling centre is being opened in Hong Kong to combat the region’s growing problem of lead-acid battery disposal.

The region’s first lead-acid battery recycling centre is due to be opened in December 2016 to solve the problem of improper disposal of batteries, which led to 60 convictions in June 2016. 

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BYD appointment aims to boost eastern US Operations

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 11:02 -- Paul Crompton
BYD appointment  to boost eastern US Operations

Hong Kong rechargeable battery firm BYD has hired a new director as it gears up to increase its electric vehicle operations in the US.

Eva Lerner-Lam was named director of eastern US business to build up the operations of the New York-based office and drive regional sales of BYD’s entire line-up of electric vehicles.

The full portfolio of EVs include, electric buses and coaches, long-range electric taxis, eTrucks and battery-electric forklifts.

Lerner-Lamb said: “The time has come for electric vehicles and BYD is ready to meet the growing demand.

“It’s a very exciting opportunity to take technology that was developed in China—and leveraged and matured in large scale there—and adapt them to American standards, lifestyles and infrastructures.”

Together with Assistant General Manager Carlos Antunes, Lerner-Lam will continue BYD’s international efforts to expand electric vehicle charging infrastructure, open regional facilities and plants and deliver green-tech products like energy storage stations.

She said: “The game-changing technology is already here. It just needs to be applied and distributed.”

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