Nexcharge Starts Production of Li-ion Battery Packs and Modules

Highlights :

  • Nexcharge has invested more than Rs 250 Crore in the manufacturing facility.
  • The fully automated plant has an installed capacity of 1.5 GWh and will cater to a diverse segment of transportation and utility related industries

Nexcharge has announced the inauguration of its manufacturing plant at Prantij, Gujarat which is spread across 6 lakh square feet for the production of Li-ion battery packs and modules (Pouch/ Prismatic/ Cylindrical Nexcharge says that the facility has 6 fully automated assembly lines and testing labs with an installed capacity of 1.5 GWh and will cater energy storage systems for India’s electric vehicle market and grid-based applications.

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Nexcharge is an exclusive joint venture between Exide Industries Limited (Exide) and Leclanché SA.

Stefan Louis, CEO & CTO, Nexcharge, said, “Nexcharge is on a fast-track mode to cater to the diverse segments of transportation industry and utility markets with Li-ion batteries of different chemistries assembled at our plant in Prantij. We have invested more than Rs 250 Crores in setting up this state-of-the-art facility with a focus on technology driven innovations which is in line with our commitment of long-term investments and plans in India.

“Our team of well-resourced engineers will continue to work to design battery packs as per the customer’s requirements which will help us offer high-quality products at competitive prices,” said Louis.

The upgrades at its manufacturing facility is the next step to becoming the leading supplier of e-transport solutions that will help power the electrification of transport in the form of efficient and reliable energy storage solutions.

At present, Nexcharge offers battery pack for 2W, 3W, personal and commercial Pack in transportation business unit and telecom, UPS, inverter battery pack in Industrial and Utility battery pack as well as large format ESS. Nexcharge is also supported by an R&D facility in Bangalore.

Factory of Nexcharge in Gujarat

Cylindrical Module Line at the Plant

Surender Narula

Surender Narula

Surender Narula, President, Nexcharge, stated, “Our current product range is substantial and our new production lines warrants us the flexibility to assemble products of different sizes and designs. We can now make 3V to 1000 V battery packs with sizes varying from 10 centimeters to 2 meters. Our production setup is divided into three sections- the Module Assembly has 3 production lines for assembling Cylindrical, Pouch, and Prismatic Cells. The Pack Assembly has 2 lines for High Voltage and Low Voltage packs. And the last one, the FG Testing section has a set of 20 testers for charging and discharging cycle and BMS functioning.”

“The upgraded facility at Prantij is a step towards Exide’s commitment to provide best-in-class batteries and energy storage solutions for automotive and industrial applications as we aspire to become a leading player in the rapidly emerging new-age electric mobility and stationary application businesses in India,” Subir Chakraborty, Managing Director & CEO, Exide Industries Ltd. and Chairman Nexcharge.

Nexcharge says that all lithium-ion batteries are disposed of and recycled responsibly. At the Gujarat facility, Nexcharge promises to adopt the best safety practices and ensure that the health and safety of its engineers and employees are of top priority. Nexcharge says that with emerging technological advancements, the factory is committed to maintaining its position and providing state-of-the-art facilities.

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