Top 10 battery manufacturers in India (2013)

The leading battery manufacturers in India seem to have had an average year in 2011-12, as their turnovers were not so impressive. A comparision of the 2011-12 data with their revenues for the FY 2010-11, clearly indicates that all the top manufacturers have grown just marginally.

Monday, May 13, 2013: Electronics Bazaar attempts to bring out a clear picture of the growth being witnessed by the battery manufacturers in India. We have ranked the top 10 battery manufacturers in the country based on their revenues in the FY 2011-12, which have been procured from the website of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), Government of India.

When the revenues of the two financial years were compared, we noticed a slight change in the ranking position of the companies. Exide Industries, like previous year, has retained its No. 1 position, followed by Amara Raja. HBL Power Systems has moved up by a position taking the third rank, followed by Luminous Power Technologies. Su-Kam Power Systems dropped one position, ranking sixth in the rank. Base Corporation and Okaya Power, both moved one position higher in the current ranking list, whereas Southern Batteries and True Power International have retained their earlier positions.

While this survey is by no means comprehensive, it does provide a glimpse of the present condition of many of India’s major battery manufacturers.

Disclaimer: While Electronics Bazaar’s editorial team has taken the utmost care to contact all the possible sources to make the list comprehensive, we may have inadvertently left out a few companies from this list. Information contained in the following report has been obtained from sources deemed reliable, and Electronics Bazaar makes no claims with respect to its accuracy. Neither Electronics Bazaar nor its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, owners, representatives, nor any of its data or content providers shall be liable for any errors or for any actions taken by any entity on the basis of this information.

Rank Company Name Revenue         (Rs/million) 2011-12
1 Exide Industries Ltd 51,743
2 Amara Raja Batteries Ltd 23,733
3 HBL Power Systems Ltd 11,060
4 Luminous Power Technologies Pvt Ltd 10,700
5 Base Corporation Ltd 7022.2
6 Su-Kam Power Systems Ltd 6940
7 Okaya Power Ltd 5658.1
8 Southern Batteries Pvt Ltd 2125.7
9 Tudor India Ltd 1237
10 True Power International Ltd 523.2

Turnover includes revenues of businesses other than the specified product category

Exide Industries Ltd+
T V Ramanathan, MD and CEO

T V Ramanathan, MD and CEO

Annual Revenue (2011-12): Rs 51,743 million

Incorporated as Associated Battery Makers (Eastern) Ltd in 1947, the company was renamed Chloride Electric Storage Co (India) Ltd and finally changed to Exide Industries in 1995. The company manufactures the widest range of storage batteries from 2.5Ah to 20,400Ah, covering various technology configurations and the broadest spectrum of applications. The company has also recently forayed into the manufacture and sale of home UPS systems/inverters. It sells products under the Exide, SF, Sonic and Standard Furukawa brands.

Manufacturing facility located in: Three in Maharashtra, two in West Bengal, one in Tamil Nadu and one in Haryana

Company established in: 1947

Manufactures: VRLA, conventional lead acid and tubular batteries

Sectors it caters to: Railways, telecom, power, solar automotive and other industrial segments such as UPS systems, inverters and traction batteries.

Contact details: Exide House, 59E Chowringhee Road, Kolkata 700020; Ph: 033-22832120/33/36/50; www.exideindustries.com

Amara Raja Batteries Ltd+
Jayadev Galla, MD

Jayadev Galla, MD

Annual Revenue (2011-12): Rs 23,733 million

Amara Raja Batteries Ltd, a company with 26 per cent equity being held by both the Galla family and Johnson Controls Inc, USA, respectively, is one of the largest manufacturers of lead acid batteries for both industrial and automotive applications. Its automotive batteries (branded Amaron and Powerzone) are distributed through a large pan-India sales and service retail network. The company’s industrial and automotive batteries are exported to Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.

Company established in: 1985

Manufacturing facility located in:Renigunta, Andhra Pradesh

Manufactures: Lead acid and VRLA batteries

Sectors it caters to: Automotive, railways, telecom, solar and power

Contact details: 5th Floor, Astra Towers, 12P, Kondapur, Hitech City, Hyderabad 500038; Ph: +91-40-2368-3000; amararaja@amararaja.co.in; www.amararaja.co.in

HBL Power Systems Ltd+
Avnish Arora, vice president sales

Avnish Arora, vice president sales

Annual Revenue (2011-12): Rs 11,060 million million

HBL Power Systems Ltd is a listed Indian company with a focus on engineered products and services. The first product that it successfully developed was an aircraft battery, eventually leading to HBL offering the world’s widest range of specialised batteries. It manufactures custom designed, high-quality, cost-effective DC power systems and a wide variety of batteries to meet the needs of various core industries. In its 30 years of experience, it has successfully executed thousands of projects to meet the critical power back-up needs in India and overseas. Ignite and Ride-on are the two brands of HBL’s automotive batteries.

Manufacturing facility located in: Seven units located in Shameerpet, Nandigaon, Thumukunta, Mahabubnagar, Vizayanagaram, VSEZ and Haridwar

Company established in:1977

Manufactures: Nickel cadmium pocket plate, fibre plate (FNC) and lead acid batteries

Sectors it caters to: Aviation, telecom, utility, railways, defence, solar and automotive

Contact details: No. 8-2-601, Road No 10, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 500034, Andhra Pradesh; Ph: +91 40-23355575, +91 40-23355085; contact@hbl.in; www.hbl.in

Luminous Power Technologies Pvt Ltd+
Manish Pant, managing director

Manish Pant, managing director

Annual Revenue (2011-12): Rs 10,700 million

Luminous offers solutions for packaged power, diversified generation, electrical control and safety, and energy optimisation. Its range includes automotive, solar, inverters and traction batteries. These batteries have been developed by a team of scientists and engineers at an R&D facility dedicated to electrochemical research. Its SMF batteries are designed to offer reliable, consistent and low maintenance power for UPS applications. These batteries are available in 12V from 7.5Ah to 200Ah at C20 at 27°C to 1.75 vpc. Luminous offers its range of automotive batteries under the Electra and Racer brands.

Manufacturing facility located in: Seven manufacturing facilities located in Himachal Pradesh and Maharashtra

Company established in: 1988

Manufactures: VRLA/SMF, flat plate, solar tubular monobloc and automotive batteries

Sectors it caters to: Telecom, services and utility industries, as well as banking and finance, corporate houses and medical sector

Contact details: C-8 & C-9 Community Centre, Behind Janak Cinema Complex, Janakpuri, New Delhi 110058; Ph: +91-11-40778222/221; mktg@luminousindia.com

Base Corporation Ltd+
Aditya Arora, COO

Aditya Arora, COO

Annual Revenue (2011-12): Rs 70,22.2 million

Base Corporation is equipped with the latest technology from USA, Taiwan, Korea, China, Germany, France, Turkey and other European countries, all with the sole intention of making the most efficient products in the industry today. It has set up its own design and R&D facilities in Solan and Hosur. It had also introduced several game-changing initiatives like the launch of the ‘Dial-a-Battery’ service. It is an exclusive distributor for the Panasonic brand of batteries in India. It has a highly experienced team of professionals working at 27 branches countrywide, along with a network of 7000 dealers

Manufactures: VRLA batteries

Sectors it caters to:Telecom, railways, utility and hospitality industry

Contact details: Sangeeta Towers, No. 3, 80 Feet Road, Indira Nagar, Stage I, Near CMH Hospital, Bengaluru 560038; Ph: 91-080-41635909, 40621900; support@basecorporation.com

Su-Kam Power Systems Ltd+
Kunwer Sachdev, founder and MD

Kunwer Sachdev, founder and MD

Annual Revenue (2011-12): Rs 6940 million

Su-Kam Power Systems is present across India and in over 70 countries worldwide. Su-Kam develops intelligent power backup solutions as its power bank series of batteries are specially designed for optimum performance, very long life and high reliability. These are eminently suitable for a wide range of applications. Its state-of-art manufacturing facility was established in 2007. It manufactures 70,000 batteries every month.

Manufacturing facility located in: Seven facilities in Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, Nepal and Gurgaon

Company established in: 1998

Manufactures:SMF, lead acid, automotive and tubular batteries

Sectors it caters to: Automotive, railways, telecom, core industries and utility

Contact details: Plot No. 54, Udyog Vihar, Phase VI, Sector-37, Gurgaon 122001, Haryana; Ph: +91-124-4030700, 4170500; mgoel@su-kam.com; www.su-kam.com

Okaya Power Limited
Rajesh Gupta, CEO

Rajesh Gupta, CEO

Annual Revenue (2011-12): Rs 5658.1 million

Okaya is among the fastest growing battery brands in India with an installation base of more than 5 million batteries, and a nationwide network of more than 32,000 dealers and 470 distributors, 27 branch offices and seven plants. Okaya plants, besides having Japanese technology, are equipped with the most advanced machines imported from various other countries. The company invests heavily in the latest technology and in automation systems.

Manufactures: VRLA gel and solar tubular batteries, generator-specific batteries, inverter batteries, etc

Sectors it caters to: Telecom, railways, PSUs, solar power and the hospitality industry

Contact details: D-7, Udyog Nagar, Rohtak Road, New Delhi 110041; Ph: +91-11-46472010; feedback@okayapowerltd.com; www.okayapowerltd.com

Southern Batteries Pvt Ltd
R Sreenivas, managing director

R Sreenivas, managing director

Annual Revenue (2011-12): Rs 2125.7 million

The company manufactures a wide range of batteries from 20-2000Ah in 2V cells to 20-240Ah in the 12V monoblock PP/HR, 10V, 8V and 6V ranges. With over thirty years of experience, the company has now forayed into the retail market segment and has a nationwide presence through a network of branch offices and channel partners. Keeping pace with the market requirements and potential, the company has set up another state-of-art manufacturing facility in Jigani, Bengaluru and further expansion plans are in place.

Manufacturing facility located in: Three units in Bengaluru

Company established in: 1980

Manufactures: VRLA, automotive, tubular, flat plate and traction batteries

Sectors it caters to: Solar, railways, telecommunication, UPS systems and inverters, power plants and other industrial applications

Contact details: Unit II (HO), No. 328, Bommasandra-Jigani Link Road, Jigani Industrial Area, Anekal Taluk, Bengaluru 562106; Ph: 91-80-22010000 to 22010099; enquiry@southernbatteries.com; ewww.southernbatteries.com

Tudor India Ltd+
Annual Revenue (2011-12): Rs 1237 millionTudor India Ltd is a subsidiary of CMP Batteries Ltd UK, which is the British arm of one of the largest battery manufacturing group based in Georgia, USA. Popluarly known for its Prestolite battery brand, Tudor India manufactures and distributes a vast range of batteries in India. It operates in more than 80 countries.Manufacturing facility located in: Prantij, GujaratCompany established in: 1994Manufactures: AGM and gel, lead and lithium lead acid, SMF, automotive batteriesSectors it caters to:Automotive, railways, telecom, industrial and powerContact details: Plot 10/1, Kamalpur, NH-8, Prantij, 383205, Sabarkhata district, Gujarat; Ph: (79) 23227075 23221683; www.tudor-india.com
True Power International Ltd+
Ravi Mundra, managing director

Ravi Mundra, managing director

Annual Revenue (2011-12): 523.2 million

Truepower is a key manufacturer of power products, particularly in the field of power electronics (inverters and UPS systems). The company has always worked towards technology advancement through innovative ideas and a wide product range and has, thereby, established new benchmarks within the industry. The company’s extensive use of R&D, innovation and sophisticated technology is what helps it in delivering the best.

Manufacturing facility located in: Parwanoo

Company established in:1993

Manufactures: Lead acid and SMF batteries

Sectors it caters to: Core industries, the service and hospitality sectors, telecom, etc

Contact details: BG-135, Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar, Delhi 110042; Ph: +91-11-2783-3603, 2783-360; info@truepower.in, service@truepower.in; www.truepower.in

Fusion Power Systems
Kapil Sood, managing director

Kapil Sood, managing director

Fusion Power Systems is engaged in the development and supply of rechargeable sealed lead acid batteries, which are sold under its brand name, Amptek. It has also set up state-of-the-art battery testing facilities using advanced testing equipment and excellent quality testing procedures. It adopts strict quality control measures during the process of importing and shipping batteries to guarantee the full life of the products.

Manufacturing facility located in: Gurgaon

Company established in: 2005

Manufactures: SMF batteries

Sectors it caters to: UPS systems, automotive, telecommunications, electronic weighing scales, solar energy, railways and emergency lighting systems

Contact details: A-221, Street No. 7, Road No. 4, Mahipalpur Extension, NH-8, New Delhi 110037; Ph: +91 11 26782717; info@amptekindia.com; info@amptekindia.com; www.amptekindia.in

Artheon Electronics Ltd
Sunil Bhatnagar, director, marketing

Sunil Bhatnagar, director, marketing

As part of the Artheon Group, this company is engaged in manufacturing and distributing SMF-VRLA batteries. In a joint venture with North Star Battery Company LLC of USA, Artheon has set up a state-of-the-art manufacturing unit at Nasik, and has a well equipped manufacturing and testing facility for lead acid batteries in the range of 4.5 ah to 3000 ah in 6 volts, 12 volts and 2 volts. Artheon Electronics is ISO 9001-2008 and ISO 14001-2004 certified, and the products are in accordance with the standards prescribed by JIS C 8702, Pt-I, II, III through ERTL(N), the Solar Energy Centre (MNRE), UL, etc

Manufacturing facility located in: Nasik

Company established in: 1985

Manufactures: SMF batteries

Sectors it caters to: Solar, telecom, UPS systems and inverters, automation, etc

Contact details: 210 FIE Patparganj Industrial Area, New Delhi 110092; Ph: +91 11 40618908, 43015111; smf@artheonelec.com; www.artheonelec.co

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