April 23, 2021: Arun Mittal, Automotive director at the Indian lead-acid battery maker Exide Industries, has joined the ILZDA Board of Management, the association announced in March.
He has also been named chairman of the Battery Society of India, ILZDA said, congratulating him.
Having worked at Exide Industries in Kolkata for five years, Mittal was made director Automotive after serving as director Industrial for three years.
Mittal is also a director of the Exide subsidiary Exide Leclanché Energy, a joint venture that was formed in June 2019 between it and the Swiss lithium battery maker Leclanché.
The JV is building lithium-ion batteries in Gujarat, and adds the chemistry to Exide Industries’ traditional portfolio of lead-acid batteries.
Exide in April increased its stake in the joint venture to 80.15% with a total investment to date of ₹128.59 crore ($17 million).