Established in 1946 and headquartered in Kolkata , India, Exide Industries Ltd. has over 5,000 employees and produces lead-acid batteries (ranging from 2.5 Ah to 20,000 Ah), inverters and a range of home UPS systems. It is one of the leading producers of lead-acid storage batteries for both automotive and industrial applications globally. Exide Industries has nine factories located across India. Seven of these factories are dedicated to batteries and the other two manufacture home UPS systems. The company has subsidiaries in the UK, Singapore and Sri Lanka and its exports span 45 countries across six continents.
Collaborations with Shin Kobe and Furukuwa of Japan, Oldham of UK, East Penn Manufacturing of the USA and now with Ecoult in Australia, give Exide Industries a global dimension in manufacturing capability. Exide Industries has been granted ISO 9001 status by RWTUV of Germany and has also received the ISO 14001 Certificate in recognition of its eco-friendly production processes.