Indian lead battery manufacturer Amara Raja is the latest company to become a member of the Consortium for Battery Innovation (CBI).
Amara Raja Batteries (ARBL) said they joined CBI to improve its technical capabilities and explore energy-related applications as well as providing space for new generation energy storage and global corporate expansions.
Based in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, ARBL has developed and produced advanced lead battery technologies since its establishment in 1985.
The firm supplies the automotive and industrial sectors, and is a leading supplier for industries including OEM, UPS, telecoms and solar energy storage in India as well as countries in the Indian Ocean rim.
CBI’s director, Dr Alistair Davidson, said: “We are excited to have Amara Raja on board as our newest and largest Indian lead battery manufacturer.
“This regional market is extremely important for lead batteries, particularly in energy storage, and we’re looking forward to working with them to really drive innovation in the technology.”
CBI organises technical workshops for its membership throughout the year in North America, Europe, China and, for the first time this year, India.
The events bring together global battery experts to stimulate technical discussion about the latest research and developments in the technology.
The meetings also identify key innovation pathways for future advanced batteries to delve into the significant untapped potential of lead battery technology.