Gravita expands group lead recycling capacity to 291,000 tpa with Tanzania increase

Gravita expands group lead recycling capacity to 291,000 tpa with Tanzania increase

Gravita expands group lead recycling capacity to 291,000 tpa with Tanzania increase 469 223 Batteries International

March 7, 2024: Gravita said on March 6 it had expanded lead battery recycling at its plant in Tanzania by 5,000 tonnes per annum to 12,000 tpa.

The Indian lead producer and recycler said the increase at its Tanzanian subsidiary takes the total recycling capacity of the Gravita group to almost 291,000 tpa — keeping the firm on course to achieve its overall target of 425,000 tpa by fiscal 2026.

The announcement followed the commercial launch of lead battery recycling last year at Gravita’s plant in the West African nation of Togo — with a 6,000 tpa capacity.

Lead battery recycling at the firm’s Chittoor plant also expanded in India last year to 64,640 tpa — as it also did at Mundra to 40,500 tpa.

Commercial lead battery recycling by Gravita in Tanzania started in April 2019, with a then projected 3,000 tpa.

Last December, the company said it had also started commercial production of recycled polypropylene granules in Tanzania.

PP has a wide range of uses and is one of the most common plastics used in the manufacturing of lead battery cases and the recycling of the material is commonplace.