Amara Raja Batteries (ARBL) has again started production at its manufacturing facilities located at Andhra Pradesh. This was done immediately after receiving High Court orders that suspended the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB) orders to close its plants.
APPCB had ordered the company to shut its plants at Nunegundlapalli and Karkambadi at Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. Post the shutdown, the company was under investor’s focus.
Being the second largest battery maker in India, Amara Raja’s batteries and power units cater to critical sectors like hospitals, defence and telecom.
In a statement, the company said that it is assessing the impact of the short-term disruption and is gearing up to sufficiently cater to the demands of all our customers and business partners.
The company recently started an “Advanced Lithium Technology Research Hub” with pilot plant facility for cell development and is setting up a 50MW solar power plant in Andhra Pradesh with an outlay of Rs 220 crore. It has also developed a broad range of battery packs for electric mobility and energy storage applications and already secured approvals from some OEMs and fleet operators for commercial supplies. It also will set up a greenfield lead recycling unit with capacity of one lakh tonne.