The material handling segment in India has ushered in automation in a big way and changed the dynamics of material handling and logistics.
One of the most powerful brands in India. Exide has long fulfilled India’s needs in start-up and stand-by power. Exide is among the few in the world to produce the full range of lead-acid batteries for applications ranging from portable lamps to giant submarines. The technology spans flat plate,VRLA, tubular and gel batteries to meet various exacting specifications in performance, ruggedness and convenience. Wherever India needs power, we are there.
It is rarely realized that almost all major industries rely on Exide to start processes and provide critical back-up in the event of mains failure. Even power plants need Exide power and indeed are among major customers for our plante and heavy duty tubular batteries. We serve the spectrum of infrastructure, mining, manufacturing, transport,telecommunication and energy sectors with specialized batteries to suit different operating conditions. Our traction batteries power industrial forklifts, reducing pollution in workplaces. From control and safety systems to life-saving equipment , only Exide can be trusted to provide fail-safe power.
Apart from the traditional demand from manufacturing industries, the digital and telecom revolutions have seen the emergence of new demand for powering sophisticated electronic equipment in a 24*7 world. In response, Exide has upgraded its technology, entered into collaborations with technology leaders and raised service levels to set new quality benchmarks.
Exide has always been proud to serve the defence forces with batteries built for extreme situations and temperatures. From the vehicles that move convoys of soldiers to battle tanks, guns and communication equipment, the army depends on Exide to deliver error-free performance. Even the soldiers’ daily life depends on Exide for stored power in frontiers where electric lines cannot reach.
The growing need for VRLA batteries has made it important for us not to lose focus in this segment.
Chloride Power Systems Limited a 100% subsidiary of Exide Industries Limited, is a leading name in the field of power electronics in India.
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- 1916 Chloride Electric Storage Co. (CESCO) UK sets up trading operations in India as an import house.
- 1946 First factory set up in Shamnagar, West Bengal.
- 1947 Incorporated as Associated Battery Makers (Eastern) Limited on 31 January 1947 under the Companies Act.
- 1947 Incorporated Chloride International Limited (previously Exide Products Limited).
- 1969 Second factory at Chinchwad, Pune.
- 1972 The name of the Company was changed to Chloride India Limited.
- 1976 R&D Centre established at Kolkata.
- 1981 Third factory at Haldia, West Bengal.
- 1988 The name of the Company was changed to Chloride Industries Limited.
- 1994 Technical collaboration with Shin Kobe Electric Machinery Co. Ltd. of Japan, a subsidiary of the Hitachi Group.
- 1995 Chloride Industries Limited renamed Exide Industries Limited.
- 1997 Fourth factory at Hosur, Tamil Nadu.
- 1998 Acquisition of industrial/ manufacturing units of Standard Batteries Ltd located at Taloja & Kanjurmarg (Maharashtra), Guindy (Tamilnadu) and plant at Ahmednagar (Maharashtra) from Cosepa Fiscal Industries Limited as a going concern.
- 1999 Acquired 51% Shareholding in Caldyne Automatics Ltd.
- 2000 Acquisition of 100% stake in Chloride Batteries S E Asia Pte Ltd., Singapore and 49% stake in Associated Battery Manufacturers (Ceylon) Limited, Sri Lanka.
- 2003 Commissioned plant at Bawal, Haryana.
- 2003 New joint venture in UK, ESPEX, with 51% holding.
- 2004 Associated Battery Manufacturers (Ceylon) Limited, Sri Lanka became a subsidiary consequent to acquiring further 12.50% Equity holding.
- 2005 Investment in 50% shareholding of ING Vysya Life Insurance Company Limited.
- 2007 Caldyne Automatics Ltd becomes 100% subsidiary consequent to acquiring the balance 49% shareholding.
- 2007 Investment with 26% shareholding.in CEIL Motive Power Pty Ltd. A Joint Venture in Australia.
- 2007 Acquired 100% stake in Tandon Metals Ltd.
- 2008 Acquired 51% stake in Lead Age Alloys India Ltd.
- 2009 Divestment of shareholding in CEIL Motive Power Pty Limited.
- 2012 Acquisition of Inverter manufacturing facility at Roorkee, Uttarakhand.
- 2012 Technical Collaboration with East Penn Manufacturing Co., USA.
- 2012 Acquisition of second Inverter manufacturing facility at Haridwar, Uttarakhand.
- 2012 Acquisition of balance 49% shares in ESPEX Batteries Limited, UK.