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Monbat mulls sales of three subsidiaries 714 944 Batteries International

Monbat mulls sales of three subsidiaries

February 8, 2024: European lead battery major Monbat is considering plans to sell off three subsidiaries including EAS Batteries — for which a planned deal fell through last year. Batteries…

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Ford’s EV investment slow-down continues after $5bn loss 683 1024 Batteries International

Ford’s EV investment slow-down continues after $5bn loss

February 8, 2024: Ford looks set to continue a freeze on selected investments in its EV business after revealing the unit’s $4.7 billion loss outstripped overall net income of $4.3…

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Bill Brecht, 1948-2023 960 640 Batteries International

Bill Brecht, 1948-2023

It is with sadness that Batteries International has just heard of the death of William Brecht who died at his home in Rio Rancho, New Mexico on June 3, 2023.…

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CBI puts advanced lead in focus for long duration ESS program 563 459 Batteries International

CBI puts advanced lead in focus for long duration ESS program

February 8, 2024: The Consortium for Battery Innovation has joined a three-year US program to highlight how advanced lead batteries could be deployed as part of a range of technologies…

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Janssen steps up as global CEO of Nyrstar 912 1022 Batteries International

Janssen steps up as global CEO of Nyrstar

February 8, 2024: Guido Janssen has been appointed global CEO of the Nyrstar Group effective February 2. Janssen (pictured) was previously co-CEO of the group, with operational responsibility for European…

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Terra Supreme Battery set to launch bipolar lead battery plant in Indiana 1024 594 Batteries International

Terra Supreme Battery set to launch bipolar lead battery plant in Indiana

February 1, 2024:  Terra Supreme Battery is set to launch production of its Group 31 battery  — based on what it describes as a composite grid bipolar AGM lead acid…

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Slabe takes over as Ecobat CEO, president 619 420 Batteries International

Slabe takes over as Ecobat CEO, president

February 1, 2024: Ecobat said on January 29  Thomas Slabe had been appointed as the company’s third CEO and president in five years with immediate effect. Slabe (pictured), who will…

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Red Sea attacks disrupt Gravita business, meanwhile recycling talks continue in China 469 223 Batteries International

Red Sea attacks disrupt Gravita business, meanwhile recycling talks continue in China

February 1, 2024: The CEO of India-based lead recycling major Gravita warned on January 29 that attacks on vessels in the Red Sea risk disrupting business. The warning by Yogesh…

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Stryten ‘Quick Ship’ programs keep supply chain moving 1024 680 Batteries International

Stryten ‘Quick Ship’ programs keep supply chain moving

February 1, 2024: Stryten Energy has launched two ‘Quick Ship’ programs designed to underpin a rapid supply chain for forklift lead batteries and accessories. Stryten executive VP Dan Autey told…

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Sunlight appoints Mantzoufas as chief funding officer for giga project 632 742 Batteries International

Sunlight appoints Mantzoufas as chief funding officer for giga project

February 1, 2024: The Sunlight Group has appointed Nikos Mantzoufas (pictured) as chief funding and institutional affairs officer for construction of a lithium ion cells gigafactory project in Greece. The…

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