Nexcharge, an exclusive joint venture between Exide Industries (Exide) and Leclanché SA, announced the inauguration of its state-of-the-art, fully automated manufacturing plant at Prantij, Gujarat.
The plant, which is spread across 6,10,098 sq ft (total area) is the largest in India for the production of li-ion battery packs and modules (pouch/ prismatic/ cylindrical).
The facility has six 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.
The company has invested more than Rs 250 crore in this state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. The company can now make 3 V to 1000 V battery packs with sizes varying from 10 cm to two mtr.
The company’s production setup is divided into three sections- the module assembly has three production lines for assembling cylindrical, pouch, and prismatic cells.
The pack assembly has two 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.