Tata AutoComp GY enters two-wheeler battery segment

Our Bureau Pune | Updated on January 23, 2018 Published on May 19, 2015

Tata AutoComp GY Batteries Pvt Ltd (TGY) has made a foray into Valve Regulated Lead-Acid (VRLA) batteries for two-wheelers.

The company, which is a 50:50 a joint venture between Tata AutoComp Systems and GS YUASA International, Japan, will manufacture the range at its existing 4W battery plant at Ranjangaon near Pune, which has been expanded. The current planned capacity is 3.6 million units per annum, and will serve the aftermarket.

The batteries will be marketed under the brand name ‘Tata Green Batteries – Velocity Plus’ and will be available in 3AH, 3.5AH and 5AH, which are suitable for most two-wheeler brands of motorcycles and scooters/ scooterettes.

“As the Indian automotive market is evolving, automotive manufacturers have to keep pace with the consumer demand by upgrading their technology, while matching global standards and local conditions,” Ajay Tandon, MD & CEO, Tata AutoComp Systems Ltd, said in a press release.

Toru Bomoto-san, Director of GS Yuasa, who flagged off the first consignment of Velocity Plus VRLA batteries from Tata Green Batteries added, “Our joint venture with Tata AutoComp has grown over the years and I am happy with the progress Tata Green Batteries has made. GS Yuasa is committed to support this JV with latest technology to ensure that customers in India have a choice of long-lasting and superior automotive batteries.”

The overall annual market for two-wheeler batteries in India stands at nearly 29 million units. Of this, VLRA batteries account for approximately 16.6 million units.

Published on May 19, 2015
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