Exide Industries Erects New Battery Recycling Plant in India

Exide Industries Ltd, India‘s largest manufacturer of lead-acid storage batteries and power storage solutions provider, invests in building a battery recycling plant in Haldia (West Bengal) and expands its existing facility to manufacture Nickel-Cadmium batteries.

As reported by Indian media in August this year, the greenfield battery recycling plant will be equipped with European technology. According to Exide and the media, the plant in Haldia will have a monthly capacity of 15,000 metric tons, making it the country‘s largest lead recycling facility. With this project, the Indian company will boost its recycling capacity: It already operates two lead recycling plants near Pune and Bengaluru, which have a combined monthly capacity of 11,500 metric tons of recycled lead. The expansion project in Haldia is to produce high-end Nickel-Cadmium batteries in technical collaboration with Furukawa of Japan. “These batteries have applications in bullet trains, metro rail and other critical installations. This plant will also produce lead-acid batteries,” the information says. Work on the projects is expected to continue 12 to 18 months.

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