The Jaipur arm of Indian lead producer and exporter Gravita has become the first Indian business to join the International Lead Association (ILA).
Gravita’s Jaipur-based lead smelting operation, recycles used lead batteries and aluminium scrap to produce a range of quality metals and metal alloys, together with a range of plastic by-products.
Gravita managing director Rajat Agarwal said: “We’re an ambitious and growing business, with international interests and we are keen to work with lead-producers worldwide through our membership of the ILA.”
ILA managing director Dr Andy Bush said Gravita is “an important recycling and secondary lead producing business in Asia, Africa and the American continents and we look forward to working with them”.
Earlier this year, Gravita signed a recycling agreement with the country’s industrial and automotive battery producer— Amara Raja Batteries— as part of a “joint initiative toward environmental protection and sustainability”.
A recent report by the India Energy Storage Alliance said the lead-acid business in the country is set to soar over the next few years and demand from stationary and motive applications will more than double in value.