Amara Raja invests Rs 700 crore in India’s largest battery plant for 2-wheelers in Andhra Pradesh

The first phase of the plant which was commissioned will have a capacity of 5 million units. The plant will have an ultimate capacity of 17 million units.

By: | Published: December 19, 2017 2:22 PM

Automobile batteries manufacturer Amara Raja that sells batteries under the Amaron brand name has commissioned its two-Wheeler battery Plant at the Amara Raja Growth Corridor in Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh. Overall the company plans to invest Rs 700 crore in the new battery plan as the company looks into the future of mobility. Electric vehicles are set to take off in India in a big way and this massive investment will help the company to start the mass production of batteries for electric two-wheelers.

The first phase of the plant which was commissioned will have a capacity of 5 million units. The plant will have an ultimate capacity of 17 million units with an estimated investment of Rs 700 crore taking the total capacity for two-wheeler batteries to 29 million units. The plant will employ 1300 people at full capacity. Amara Raja's statement further added, "It is the most advanced production facility in the country pioneering the use of advanced punched grid making technology for two-wheeler battery manufacturing.  The technology ensures best-in-class product performance, higher productivity and improved environmental standards."

George R Oliver, Chairman & CEO, Johnson Controls, who was present with his Global and Asia Pacific (APAC) leadership teams, said, “I am delighted on the occasion our partnership completing 20 successful years. I could not be more proud of this milestone in our combined history. When Johnson Controls and Amara Raja first came together in 1997, our goal was simple: deliver high-quality batteries to customers across India. By constantly innovating our products, anticipating the needs of the market and delivering value to our customers every single day, we’ve certainly met our goal. This advanced battery plant heralds another path-breaking journey between the two companies for creating new milestones.”

Dr. Ramachandra N Galla, Chairman, Amara Raja Group further added, “This initiative is a step forward in boosting capabilities to match global competitiveness. The advanced, high-speed assembly lines present in this plant will increase efficiencies, thereby driving higher productivity and shorter delivery times. Johnson Controls has always supported our efforts to introduce advanced technology and innovative products.”

Amara Raja has deployed energy efficient processes to reduce carbon emissions from the plant. The company has also installed 2.7 MW roof top solar power which generates 4.5 m KWH energy.

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