As you grow up, make the transition from school to college, and eventually get a job, you understand by then that versatility is an important thing. The wonder of versatility is such that it can trump almost anything. If you are versatile, if you can adapt, you will do good. In case you are wondering why an article about the top battery manufacturers of India is talking about versatility, your concern is justified. But, the thing about batteries is that of all the electronic items, it is perhaps that one equipment that justifies versatility from the first letter to the last.
2017 was a good year for Indian battery manufacturers, and so was the year before that. In fact, India’s battery manufacturing industry has consistently been one of the biggest. Yes, China still remains to be the market leader globally, but India is not behind its northern neighbors. Batteries find an application in all walks of life. From automobiles to automation, from solar energy to wind energy, and from smartphones to air conditioners, there is hardly an area where batteries don’t have an application. Naturally, India’s battery industry has shown an annual growth rate of more than 25 percent year after year. And in 2018, it is well poised to show a similar growth rate.
To pay homage to the tremendous battery manufacturing industry in India, ELE Times decided to list the 10 biggest battery manufacturers in India. Take a look:
Exide Industries Ltd.
Just face it, even if you are someone who has nothing to do with batteries, you know this name. You have seen it on trucks, on cars, on inverters, and probably every place else that needs a battery. Exide is one of the biggest manufacturers of batteries not only in India, but in the whole world. Naturally, their batteries are not only distributed in the subcontinent, but also make for a large chunk of India’s battery exports. From manufacturing battery capacities of 2.5Ah to as high as 20,500Ah, Exide deals in a wide gamut of production, contributing to a number of big and small industries in the process.
Luminous Power Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Luminous started operations back in 1988 and has since then gone on to establish itself as one of the biggest battery manufacturers in India. From batteries for home and commercial use, the company’s portfolio caters to a large operations. From industrial batteries to power back up batteries, the company has battery solutions for a number of different industries. Luminous is undoubtedly one of the leading battery manufacturers in India, but aside from that, the company also has a strong global presence with 28 sales offices and 3200 channel partners.
Amara Raja Batteries Ltd.
When it comes to lead acid batteries, there are a few companies bigger than Amara Raja. Its batteries find biggest use in the automobile industry under the brand name of Amaron. The company not only makes batteries for distribution in India, but exports its products Africa, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East.
HBL Power Systems Ltd.
Founded in 1997, the company has made a name for itself by producing world class power solutions. HBL Power Systems finds the biggest buyers in the aviation industry. Apart from airways, the firm distributes its batteries to other sectors like railways, defence, and other heavy industries.
Su-Kam Power Systems Ltd.
Growing up as a kid, if you used to own an inverter, chances are that you already are familiar with the name of Su-Kam Power Systems. This is a company that has been around since most of us were kids and it continues to be one of the biggest battery manufactures in the country today. To know more about the manufacturing prowess of the company, consider this: the company produces more than 70,000 batteries every month.
Okaya Power Pvt. Ltd.
With a dealer network of more than 50,000, and more than 1500 distributors, Okaya is one of the fastest growing battery manufacturers in India. Stationed in Himachal Pradesh, the company deals in providing a wide range of power solutions. As of now, Okaya boasts of more than 5 million installed batteries in the country.
Base Corporation Ltd.
Being Base Corporation means that you are a truly global company. The company began operations in 1987, and with time expanded to China and Dubai. If that is not enough to justify the magnanimity of the company’s battery manufacturing might, then you’d be pleased to know that Base makes batteries for any sector you can name. With a workforce of more than 1,500 people stationed across 30 different offices in the country, Base provides fuss free power solutions to its customers.
Southern Batteries Pvt. Ltd.
From flat plate batteries to lead acid batteries; from traction batteries to automotive, Southern batteries Pvt. Ltd. has spread its wings across all industries imaginable. It is a ISO certified company, and deals majorly in providing power solutions to the automotive, solar, and railways industry. Stationed in Bengaluru, the company started its operations way back in 1980, and has today established its name as one of the best battery manufacturers in India.
Evolute Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Evolute Solutions has its headquarters in India’s financial capital, Mumbai. The company manufactures batteries in all shapes and sizes. Among its varied caterings, it makes batteries or mobile phones, inverters, UPS, and automobiles.
True Power International Ltd.
True Power is one of the biggest names in power electronics. Equipped with a solid R&D team and cutting edge technology, the company has slowly made its progress into the upper echelons of the battery manufacturing industry.
There is a battery for every need. Imagining our lives without batteries, would really be a tough thing to do. And thanks to these Indian battery manufacturers, we can now use batteries that are made in our very own country.