New Delhi:Nexcharge, a joint venture between Exide Industries Limited (Exide) and Leclanché SA, on Wednesday announced the inauguration of its state-of-the-art, fully automated manufacturing facility in Prantij, Gujarat.
Built with an investment of INR 250 crore, the facility has 6 fully automated assembly lines and test labs with an installed capacity of 1.5 GWh and will supply energy storage systems for the Indian vehicle market electrical and grid-based applications, the company said in a statement. .
According to Nexcharge, the factory, which spans 6,10,098 square feet (total area), is the largest in India for the production of Li-ion battery packs and modules (pouch/prismatic/cylindrical).
“We have invested over INR 250 crore in setting up this state-of-the-art facility with a focus on technology-driven innovations, which is in line with our commitment to long-term investments and plans in India. . With our 6 assembly lines becoming operational, Nexcharge can now offer a range of products with different applications for our automotive and non-automotive customers. Our well-resourced engineering team will continue to work to design batteries according to customer requirements, which will help us offer high-quality products at competitive prices,” said Stefan Louis, CEO and CTO of Nexcharge. .
The upgrades to its manufacturing facility are the next step in becoming the leading provider of electronic transportation solutions that will help power the electrification of transportation in the form of efficient and reliable energy storage solutions, the company said. .
Currently, Nexcharge, which started operations in India in 2018, offers battery packs for two-wheelers, three-wheelers, personal and commercial packs in the transportation and telecommunications business unit, inverters, inverter battery packs in industrial and utility battery packs. like large-format ESS. Nexcharge also relies on a state-of-the-art in-house R&D center in Bangalore.
“Our current product range is extensive and our new production lines give us the flexibility to assemble products of different sizes and designs. We can now manufacture battery packs from 3V to 1000V with sizes varying from 10 cm to 2 meters Our production setup is divided into three sections – module assembly has 3 production lines for cylindrical cell, pocket and prismatic cell assembly Pack assembly has 2 lines for high voltage and low voltage packs.And the last, the FG test section has a set of 20 testers for charge and discharge cycle and BMS operation.As the emergence new technologies, we will maintain our position of offering cutting-edge technology,” added Surender Narula, President of Nexcharge.
According to Subir Chakraborty, Managing Director and CEO of Exide Industries and President of Nexcharge, the modernized facility at Prantij is a step towards Exide’s commitment to providing the best batteries and energy storage solutions for automotive applications and industries as the company aspires to become a leading player in the fast-emerging new era electric mobility and stationary applications businesses in India. »
All lithium-ion batteries are disposed of and recycled responsibly. At the factory, Nexcharge promises to adopt the best safety practices and to ensure that the health and safety of its engineers and employees is a top priority. The brand efficiently designs products that meet the demands of tomorrow with a constant focus on innovation and new-age solutions. With emerging technological advancements, the factory is committed to maintaining its position and providing state-of-the-art facilities.
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