New Delhi. Nexcharge, a joint venture between Exide Industries Limited of India and Leclanche SA of Switzerland, has opened a new manufacturing plant in Prantij, Gujarat. The company’s new plant is fully automatic and equipped with advanced technology. The plant is spread over an area of 6,10,098 square feet.
NexCharge has started mass production of Lithium-Ion battery packs at this plant. It is claimed that this is India’s largest plant to produce lithium-ion battery packs.
The company says that it has invested more than Rs 250 crore in this manufacturing unit. The plant has six fully automatic assembly lines and testing laboratories with an installed capacity of 1.5 GWh. It will cater to the needs of multiple segments of the transportation-related industries and will serve as an energy storage system for India’s electric vehicle market and grid-based applications.
Since commencing operations in India in 2018, NexCharge has been working to drive the development of sustainable energy solutions in India. Presently the company manufactures two-wheeler, three-wheeler, transport industry units and battery packs for telecom, UPS, inverter battery packs, personal and commercial mobility. NexCharge has also commissioned a state-of-the-art in-house recharge and development plot in Bangalore.
Stephen Lewis, CEO and CTO, NexCharge, said, “Nexcharge is on a fast-track mode to meet the needs of the transportation industry and utility market. We have invested over Rs 250 crore in setting up this state-of-the-art plant, with a focus on technology innovation, which is in line with our commitment to investing and planning for the long term in India.
Surendra Narula, President, Nexcharge said, “Our current product range is very large. Now we can make 3V to 1000V battery packs with sizes ranging from 10 cm to 2 meters. Our production setup is divided into three segments.
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 07, 2022, 09:59 IST