Exide Battery Faces Supply Shortage: Report

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  • An Exide India spokesman said in an email response said that the company admits that there are supply constraints for certain batteries in certain areas
  • He added that part of the part of the proble is the disruption at Ahmednagar factory

As per a report by the Economic Times, battery maker Exide’s Ahmednagar (Nagpur) and Bawal (Haryana) factories, which together produce 25 lakh units a month, are facing a ‘significant’ production disruption due to labour shortage. The report added that Chennai-based auto dealership Jowin Batteries’s proprietor Alexander A said that the overall impact is 60 per cent production. He further said that from a supply of 300 batteries, it has now come down to 20-25 per month as per the report.

Covid related disruptions

As per the Economic Times, an Exide India spokesman said in an email response said that the company admits that there are supply constraints for certain batteries in certain areas. The problem is more pronounced in the motorcycle segment because of reasons linked to Covid related disruptions. He added that part of the part of the proble is the disruption at Ahmednagar factory.

The report added that the spokesman said Exide’s main battery factory that caters to the two-wheeler after-market is located in Ahmednagar. This has resulted in severe production disruption.

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