Amara Raja inaugurates new 2-wheeler battery plant

Amara Raja Batteries Ltd said it has inaugurated the first phase of its two-wheeler battery plant in Chittoor with a capacity of 5 mln units per year.

Before this, the company had a capacity of only 12 mln two-wheeler batteries per year.

The new plant will have an ultimate capacity of 17 mn units with an estimated investment of Rs 700 cr.

It comes with a 2.7 MW of rooftop Solar power which generates 4.5 mn KWh of energy.

The company said it has incorporate high-speed assembly lines and advanced Robotic Systems in the factory.

Once the whole plant is complete, the company’s total capacity for two-wheeler batteries will rise to 29 Mn units. The plant will employ 1300 people at full capacity.

“It is the most advanced production facility in the country pioneering the use of advanced punched grid making technology for two-wheeler battery manufacturing. The technology ensures best-in-class product performance, higher productivity and improved environmental standards,” Amara Raja said.

Amara Raja Batteries Limited is one of the largest manufacturers of lead-acid batteries for both industrial and automotive applications in India. India-based Galla Family and Johnson Controls of the USA hold 26% stakes in the company.

“When Johnson Controls and Amara Raja first came together in 1997, our goal was simple: deliver high-quality batteries to customers across India. By Constantly innovating our products, anticipating the needs of the market and delivering Value to our Customers every Single day, we’ve certainly met our goal,” said George Oliver, Chairman & CEO, Johnson Controls, who inaugurate the new plant.

“The advanced, high-speed assembly lines present in this plant will increase efficiencies, thereby driving higher productivity and shorter delivery times,” said Ramachandra N Galla, Chairman, Amara Raja Group.