Indian recycling company Gravita has commissioned its new battery recycling unit at Mundra Port, Gujarat.
Equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, Phase 1 of the plant will process 19,500 MT a year (MTPY).
The company aims to increase the capacity of this plant from 19,500 to 48,000 MTPY.
The company says the close proximity to the port will increase efficiency of operations as import of scrap and export of finished goods would be carried out using the same port to optimise logistics, coupled with reduction in working capital cycle of the company.
Building a recycling dynasty
In 2019, Gravita launched commercial production of lead from a subsidiary operation in Ghana, West Africa.
Recycler Ghana Limited said the $3.1 million Ghana facility would have a production capacity of 12,000 metric tonnes per annum from July 2019.
Also in 2019, Gravita began commercial production of lead from its battery scrap recycling plant in Tanzania, East Africa.
The company said its Gravita Tanzania subsidiary has a production capacity of around 3,000 metric tonnes per annum and the facility was the group’s first “export oriented recycling plant” in the country.