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Exide Industries Limited

About Exide

Exide Industries Limited is an Indian storage battery producing company and a life insurance company headquartered in Kolkata, India. It is the largest manufacturer of automotive and industrial lead-acid batteries in India and fourth largest in the world. It has plants in India and Sri Lanka and dealership network in 46 countries spanning across 5 continents. Exide also has four major lead-acid battery recycling facilities — two of which are in the United States, and Spain and Portugal each have one as well. The company claims that 99 percent of lead processed through these facilities is recycled.

In January 2013, Exide Industries acquired 100% of the equity capital of ING Vysya Life Insurance. In May 2014, the name of ING Vysya Life Insurance Company Limited was changed to Exide Life Insurance Company Limited.

This company was incorporated as Associated Battery Makers (Eastern) Ltd., on 31 January 1953 under the Companies Act, 1913 to purchase all or any of the assets of the business of manufacturers, buyers and sellers of and dealers in and repairers of electrical and chemical appliances and goods carried on by the Chloride Electric Storage Company (India) Ltd., in India, since 1916 with a view thereto to enter into and carry into effect (either with or without modification) an agreement which had already been prepared and was expressed to be made between the Chloride Electric Storage Co. (India) Ltd. on the one part and the company of the other part. The name of the company was changed to Chloride India Ltd. on 2 August 1972. The name of the company was again changed to Chloride Industries Ltd. vide fresh Certificate of Incorporation dated 12 October 1988. The company was further changed to Exide Industries Ltd. on 25 August 1995.

Basic Fact

CEOGautam Chatterjee
Nature of BusinessManufacturer
Foundation Year1947
Number of Employee5822
Corporate Identification Number (CIN)L31402WB1947PLC014919
GST Number04AAACE6641E1Z3
Legal CheckLimited Company (Ltd./Pvt.Ltd.)

Vision

To become a Global Power House respected by customers and preferred by investors, known for innovative products and solutions.

Mission

To outperform at market exceeding expectations of customers and shareholders through the accelerated evolution of people, processes and technologies in its journey towards excellence.

Infrastructure and laboratories

Exide R&D centre is also equipped with a Tool-Room, CAD facilities, material testing and laboratories having equipment for testing of the raw materials and components used for manufacture of batteries. These include optical emission Spectrometer, Particle Size Analyzer, Porosimeter, Image Analyzer Workstation, Profile Projector, Universal Tensile testing machine, etc.

Research and development

R&D work is carried out on various facets of lead-acid battery technology, which include development of new products for applications such as Automotive, Motorbike, VRLA, Telecom, UPS, Railways, Defence, etc. primarily to make the product range internationally competitive. In addition, the R&D is engaged in projects embracing process technology aimed at - improving the product quality & consistency, production efficiency and material utilization. Furthermore, R&D programme includes improvement and indigenisation of materials such as metals, alloys, plastics, etc. R&D emphasis is on studying and improving the environmental aspects associate with the manufacturing process.