April 7, 2022: Chloride Metals confirmed on March 24 it had launched commercial production at its new lead batteries recycling plant in India.
The Exide Industries subsidiary said in a National Stock Exchange of India regulatory filing that the 108,000 million tonnes per annum capacity smelting plant in Haldia, in the state of West Bengal, had been built on a greenfield site spanning more than 21 acres.
Chloride’s president of legal and corporate affairs, Jitendra Kumar, said in the filing that Italian engineering company, Engitec Tech, had supported the installation of equipment for the plant.
Exide Industries announced plans to build the plant in January 2017, saying then that the facility would be built on land offered by the state government to Exide.
The new facility takes the total number of Chloride recycling plants to three — the others being in India’s Maharashtra and Karnataka states.