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    Exide Innovation Challenge 2017September 01, 2017

    Exide Industries Limited has launched the Exide Innovation Challenge - A business plan contest, open to bonafide students currently pursuing full time two year PGP/ MBA program in selected Business Schools across India.


    The participants will undergo three rounds of evaluation - The Executive Summary Round, The Campus Ambassador Round and The Leadership Round. Grand prizes worth Rs. 4 lacs, a trophy and certificates await the winners. All the winning participants will also be eligible for the PPI from Exide Industries Limited for the flagship Campus Programme called "Exide Management Programme."

    See You At Guwahati - India e-Vehicle ShowAugust 17, 2017

    Exide will be participating in the forthcoming Battery Vehicle Technology and India e-Vehicle Show being held at Guwahati's Maniram Dewan Trade Center between 25th and 26th September 2017. To see the latest range of batteries from Exide for the electric vehicles market, please pay us a visit at Stall No. B- 11-12.

    Exide Pledges Support For National Apprenticeship Promotion SchemeJuly 19, 2017

    Responding to the Union government’s call for corporate India’s active participation in skills development initiative across the nation, Exide Industries Ltd has pledged support for the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme of the government of India.


    During the current financial year, the company has committed to recruit a sizeable number of apprentices in its factories across the country. The total number of such apprentices who will join the company will constitute almost ten per cent of the permanent workforce of the company.

    Exide wins JIPM Japan's Award For Excellence in Consistent TPM Commitment of Hosur FactoryMarch 27, 2017

    Join us in congratulating Team Exide for winning the JIPM Japan's Award For Excellence in Consistent TPM Commitment of Hosur Factory.


    The award was given by JIPM Assessors in a award ceremony held at International Conference Centre, Kyoto, Japan on 23rd March 2017.


    This award is honored after evaluating the findings of two stages of on site assessment of the factory and recognizes the excellence brought forward through consistent TPM practice. Our Haldia & Taloja Factory achieved this award last year.

    Exide Wins Rashtra Vibhushan AwardMarch 16, 2017

    Join us in congratulating Team Shamnagar for receiving the Rashtra Vibhushan Award Towards Excellence in Training Practices.


    The award was received by Shamangar Team from Mr. Oscar Fernandes (Ex Union Cabinet Minister ) & Dr. Ram Raj Rai - Director (Lok Sabha Parliament House) in a Award Ceremony held at Delhi.


    The award recognises the initiative towards Excellence in Training Practices during the financial year 2016-17. Corporate which participated and received award in various categories are Essar Steel Ltd., J K Tyre, Reliance Infrastructure, Sasan Power Ltd., Cadila Healthcare Ltd. HPCL & Hindalco.

    WB Chief Minister Inaugurates State-of-the-Art Exide Factory in HaldiaJanuary 02, 2017

    West Bengal Chief Minister, Smt Mamata Banerjee on Monday inaugurated a State-of-the-Art Battery Making Plant at the Haldia Factory of Exide Industries Ltd. Built in Technical Collaboration with East Penn Manufacturing Company of the USA, at a Capital Investment of Rs 700 crore, the new Plant will use the latest “Punched Grid Technology” to manufacture the most technically advanced Lead Acid Storage Batteries in the Country.


    Speaking on the occasion, Mr Rajan B. Raheja, the Company's Vice Chairman said, ‘'Exide is happy to participate in the West Bengal Chief Minister's efforts to take the State ahead and give it a new position on the Industrial Map of the Country. Our decision to locate the new Factory in Haldia is in recognition of the Excellent Work Culture of our Work Force here.”


    “Over the last seven decades Exide has consistently led the way through pioneering Technological Advancements in the field of Lead Acid Storage Batteries in India. The new Punched Grid Technology, as opposed to the older Expanded Metal Technology, will catapult the Industry to a new height in terms of Product Reliability and Customer Satisfaction. The new Range of Batteries will not only be a lot more robust, being manufactured in a Modern Plant with Advanced Robotics and Automation, the Manufacturing Process will also eliminate human errors to a large extent,” said the Company's Managing Director & CEO, Mr Gautam Chatterjee.


    The Haldia Factory of Exide Industries Ltd was established in 1981. It currently produces both Automotive as well as Industrial Batteries in its sprawling 41 acre Site. The Factory contributes to more than 30 per cent of Exide's Total Business. Exide's other Battery Making Factories are located in Shamnagar (West Bengal), Hosur (Tamil Nadu), Chinchwad, Ahmednagar and Taloja in Maharashtra, Bawal (Haryana), Pune, Uttaranchal and Bangalore.


    About Exide


    Exide Industries Ltd is the Country's Largest Manufacturer of Lead Acid Storage Batteries and Power Storage Solutions Provider. With twelve International Standard Factories spread across the nation,  the company offers one of the widest Ranges of Batteries for every conceivable Application in Automotive as well as Industrial Segments. Exide also has Manufacturing Facilities in Sri Lanka and does Business Globally through its Subsidiaries and International affiliates in U.K and Singapore .


    Exide's products are sold Globally, particularly in Developed Markets like South East Asia, Japan and Western Europe, under its own brand names.


    Exide's strong brand pull, established in India for about a hundred years, is supplemented by its Nationwide Dealer Network and a very strong R&D Center. With the help of its Collaborators – Shin Kobe and Furukawa of Japan and East Penn of the US - Exide has consistently remained at the cutting edge of International Battery Technology and introduced various Pioneering Products and Power Storage Solutions in the Indian and Global Markets.


    Exide's vast product range, that includes everything from the smallest UPS Batteries to the giant Submarine Batteries, find Applications in Automotive, Two-wheelers, Inverters, UPS, Power, Telecom and Railways, among others. Exide is also present in the Non-conventional Energy Business where it designs and integrates Solar and Wind Power Solutions for use in remote areas of the Country.


    Exide's Customer List includes some of the top most International names in Industries as diverse as Automotive, Earth Moving Equipment, Telecom and UPS Manufacturers.


    Exide has recently branched out into the Synergistic Business of Manufacturing and Marketing its own range of Home UPS Systems thereby offering a total End-to-End Solution to its Customers.


    With an Annual Total Income of Rs 6823.71 crore (as on 31st March 2016), the Company is the largest among the branded Lead Acid Storage Battery Businesses in India. The Company has been consistently Profitable and Dividend paying ever since its inception.

    Exide Wins Award for Commendable Achievement in SCM SustainabilityDecember 05, 2016

    Team Exide won the CII-ITC Award 2016 for Commendable Achievement in SCM Sustainability. The award was given by Honourable Union Minister of HRD Mr. Prakash Javadekar and Mr. Sanjeev Puri (COO & ED, ITC Limited) on 5th December 2016 in Delhi.


    The CII-ITC Sustainability Award is honoured to industries every year for their initiatives and achievements towards sustainability. The span of assessment process is 6 months, which includes application, evaluation and site assessment by team of assessors.


    The corporates from different sectors that received awards in different categories include Maruti Suzuki, Ambuja Cement, Mahindra & Mahindra, Infosys, Axis Bank, Yes Bank, Tata Housing, Vedanta, HLL, Reliance, Essar Oil & Gas, Tata Power, Asian Paints & Dalmia.

    Exide wins Golden Peacock Award for Excellence in Corporate GovernanceOctober 20, 2016

    Exide Industries has won the Golden Peacock Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance in 2016. At a glittering ceremony in London in October 2016, the award was received on behalf of Exide by Mr Jitendra Kumar, Company Secretary and Senior Vice President Legal and Mr Mohammad Tamim, General Manager TQM . The prestigious award is given by Institute Of Directors, India through a rigorous process and recognizes excellence in corporate governance and reporting.The Golden Peacock Award attracts 1000+ applications in various categories each year.


    The other corporates which participated in this convention included SBI, IBM, Infosys, ONGC, Asian Paints, Caterpillar, Birla Carbon & Doha Bank etc.

    Exide Wins Quality Leadership Award 2016September 27, 2016

    The Award was presented by Dr. Goutam Sengupta, Chairman QCFI (Kolkata Chapter)  during Annual Convention held at Hotel Taj. Bengal, Kolkata on 27th September 2016.

    TEAM EXIDE WINS MANUFACTURING TODAY AWARD 2016September 02, 2016

    Team Haldia won the Runner Up Award in Manufacturing Today Conference & Awards 2016  and Team Shamnagar stood at the 5th position in Training & Skill Development Category for large industries.

    Top 5 corporates in this category included Eaton Fluid Power, Schneider Electric India  & Volkswagen India. Over 350 corporates participated in the competition and our two factories - Haldia & Shamnagar - have been positioned in Top 5.

    The award ceremony was held on 2nd September 2016 at Hotel Hyatt Regency, Pune.

    EXIDE WINS GREENTECH SAFETY AWARD 2016August 29, 2016

    Team Hosur & Team Ahmednagar won the Greentech Safety Award 2016 in Gold & Silver Category respectively during the 15th Greentech Occupational Health & Safety Conference 2016.

    The Conference and Award Ceremony was held at Goa on 29 - 30 August, 2016.

    Other corporates that received the Award in this conference include NTPC, Cummins (India) & John Deer.

    MR BHARAT D. SHAH APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARDJuly 18, 2016

    The Exide Board appointed Mr. Bharat Dhirajlal Shah (DIN 00136969), Non-Executive Independent Director as Chairman of the Company w.e.f. July 18, 2016.

    Mr. Bharat Dhirajlal Shah is an eminent personality in the Banking sector. He is one of the founder members of HDFC Bank Limited and serving as Chairman of HDFC Securities Limited. He is having more than four decades of rich experience in the field of Banking, Finance Securities Market and other allied services.

    EXIDE SHOWCASES LATEST TRACTION RANGE AT LOGMAT 2016, CHENNAIJune 30, 2016

    Exide showcased its latest range of traction batteries at the Logmat exhibition in Chennai. The logistics and material handling equipment (MHE) exhibition was held from 24th to 26th of June where major OEM customers like Godrej, Voltas, Jungheinrich, Maini and Puma were among other participants. Chennai being a major automotive and industrial manufacturing hub, it attracts a sizeable number of MHE users.

    Speaking about the Exide presence at Logmat 2016, Mr Manoj Hazarika, regional sales manager for South India, Mr Manoj Hazarika said, "We displayed our various augmented products for this segment like Battery Monitoring System, Epoxy Coating, Autofill and Bolt-on Connectors."

    Among customers who visited the Exide exposition are Daimler, TVS Logistics and Hyundai.

    Apart from Mr Hazarika, Exide was represented at the trade show by Mr Moloy Roy, Head Traction South and Head Marketing Traction and Mr Biswajoy Kr Das.

    EXIDE LAUNCHES SOLARBLITZ IN LUCKNOWJune 24, 2016

    Lucknow, June 24, 2016: Exide Industries Ltd, South Asia’s largest lead acid storage battery solutions provider today launched Solarblitz range of batteries in Lucknow on Friday. The new battery is targeted at the solar markets of rural India where power cuts are frequent and prolonged and people are increasingly looking at an alternative solution to their power needs. Unveiling the new range of solar batteries Mr S.K. Vaish, Regional Sales Manager for North India, said, “Exide Solarblitz range of batteries are specially designed for solar application. Its rugged Torr Tubular plates ensure superior performance, high reliability and longer service life”. The batteries can be used for both domestic purpose as well as for street lighting in remote areas where there is no power supply.

    The new range of batteries, developed by the dedicated R&D team of the company, is specially meant for areas where frequent deep discharge is a major problem. “Renewable energy is intermittent in nature where energy storage plays a critical role. The new cost effective Solarblitz offers guaranteed performance and life at an affordable price” Mr Vaish added.

    Exide Industries, with its years of experience in operating in India, has a deep understanding of the needs and realities of the rural markets of the country. Solarblitz is a product that has been developed out of that understanding of the special needs of the rural market, Mr Vaish added. The battery will be sold and serviced through Exide’s own vast network spread across the length and breadth of the country.

    About Exide: Exide Industries Ltd is the country’s largest manufacturer of lead acid storage batteries and power storage solutions provider. With seven international standard factories spread across the nation for producing batteries, the company offers one of the widest ranges of batteries for every conceivable application in automotive as well as industrial segments. Exide also has manufacturing facilities in Sri Lanka and does business globally through its subsidiaries and international affiliates.

    Exide's products are sold globally, particularly in developed markets like Australia, Japan and Western Europe, under its own brand names.

    Exide's strong brand pull, established in India for more than hundred years, is supplemented by its nationwide dealer network and a very strong R&D center. With the help of its collaborators – Shin Kobe and Furukawa of Japan and East Penn of the US - Exide has consistently remained at the cutting edge of international battery technology and introduced various pioneering products and power storage solutions in the Indian and global markets.

    Exide's vast product range, that includes everything from the smallest UPS batteries to the giant submarine batteries, find applications in automotive, two-wheelers, inverters, UPS, power, telecom and railways, among others. Exide is also present in the non-conventional energy business where it designs and integrates solar and wind power solutions for use in remote areas of the country.

    Exide's customer list includes some of the top most international names in industries as diverse as automotive, earth moving equipment, telecom and UPS manufacturers.

    Exide has recently branched out into the synergistic business of manufacturing and marketing its own range of home UPS systems thereby offering a total end to end solution to its customers.

    With an annual net annual revenue of Rs 6809.18 crore (as on 31st March 2016), the company is the largest lead acid storage battery company in India. The company has been consistently profitable ever since its inception.

    TEAM EXIDE WINS GOLDEN PEACOCK NATIONAL QUALITY AWARD 2016April 20, 2016

    Join us in congratulating Exide Bawal Team for winning the Golden Peacock National Quality Award 2016!

    The Award was received by Mr. Indranil Chatterjee (Com-Bawal) during IOD India's '26th World Congress on LEADERSHIP FOR BUSINESS EXCELLENCE & INNOVATION' and the Golden Peacock Awards Ceremony at Hotel The Meydan, Dubai (UAE) on 20th April 2016.

    The Award was presented by Mr. Anurag Bhushan, IFS, The Consul General of India at Dubai & Dr. Tayeb Kamali, Chairman, IOD India, UAE Chapter & Ex. Vice Chancellor, Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), UAE.

    The Award was adjudged under the chairmanship of Justice M. N. Venkatachaliah, Ex. Chief Justice, Supreme Court of India.

    Other corporates which received the Award in this ceremony under different categories include Tata Motors, Reliance, TCS etc.

    Let's build our competitive capabilities and bring pride to Exide.

    EXIDE WINS THREE GREENTECH AWARDS AND 69 QUALITY CIRCLE AWARDS IN THE YEAR 2015-16March 22, 2016

    During the year 2015-16 Exide won as many as 69 Quality Circle Awards at various levels and three Greentech awards for three of its plants at Chinchwad, Hosur and Taloja.

    EXIDE'S SUBSIDIARIES CHLORIDE METALS AND CHLORIDE ALLOYS MERGER COMES INTO EFFECT FROM MARCH 1, 2016March 01, 2016

    Two of Exide's wholly owned subsidiaries Chloride Metals and Chloride Alloys, engaged in the business of recycling old batteries and lead smelting, have been merged into one single corporate entity called Chloride Metals Ltd. The merger comes into effect from March 1, 2016.