Espex Batteries’ parent company, Exide India, has announced the 2019 launch of a new lead-acid traction battery range, designed specifically to offer rapid recharge and ‘opportunity charging’, rivalling lithium-ion batteries in multi-shift operation while being significantly more economical.

Amit Ghosal, Chief Executive of Espex Batteries Ltd.

Chief Executive of Espex Batteries Ltd, Amit Ghosal, explains: “leadacid batteries are popular choices in the UK logistics scene – and beyond – for many practical reasons. Adding in fast-recharging makes them an even stronger prospect in the face of competition from lithium-ion rivals, and this move will really seal our position as the go-to supplier of forklift traction batteries.”

An additional benefit of the new range is that, unlike with lithium-ion batteries, existing electrical mains wiring and battery chargers can be used, rather than needing to be replaced at great expense. Opportunity charging refers to the new battery system being able to receive partial ‘top-up’ charges several times during a work cycle, if required.

This development represents the innovation culture at Exide, coming in the same year as the company was proud to win the Global SAP Innovation Award for 2019.

The award was granted for the company’s Connected Battery initiative, and the 2019 Innovation awards received more than 225 entries this year from 48 countries. A distinguished panel of 40+ judges comprising global industry leaders, influencers and SAP community members judged the entries.

Espex Batteries Ltd will be displaying its new fast-charging technology at IMHX in Birmingham this September. For early enquiries please call +44 (0) 2920 705453 or email


Tel: 02920 705453


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