TGY to supply 'green batteries' for Nano

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New Delhi, Mar 5 (UNI) Tata's Nano will be fitted with 'green batteries' to be supplied by a joint venture company between Tata AutoComp Systems and GS Yuasa International of Japan, who are targeting a sales turnover of Rs 250 crores this year.

Initially, one million batteries from Tata AutoComp GY Batteries (TGY) will be targeted for sales, from which a sizable part will go to the country's most famous 'small car'.

''We are receiving orders from Tata for Nano, Ace, Indica (petrol model) Sumo and Safari as well as from Honda for their new City, Piaggio for their Spacio to whom we are supplying 5-6 thousand batteries per month. Also we have received orders from ITL and New Holland Tractors also,'' company's CEO Yogesh Dhawan told reporters.

We infact are looking to enter every OEM (Original equipment manufacturer) in this platform, Mr Dhawan added.

The 'Tata Green' batteries uses the manufacturing process based on Calcium-Calcium (C-C) technology. The technology replaces traditionally used dangerous chemical elements with harmless calcium, which makes it environmentally clean, inoffensive and safer.

TGY has introduced 23 batteries in automotive and inverter battery segments across Passenger Cars, Utility Vehicles, Commercial Vehicles, Tractor, Two-wheeler and Inverter batteries.

The company has a network of 17 CFA's, 600 dealers, 3100 sub-dealers, 155 distributors and 55 franchises all across the country and has outlayed further expansion of its reach to 5000 retailers by the end of this year.

The company is targeting an overall production of one million batteries for the financial year 2008-09, which will be expanded to 1.5 million by 2009-10 and two million by 2010-11.

The Tata Green Batteries also launched inverter batteries today in two variants 135 AH and 150 AH priced at Rs 9478 and Rs 10,280 respectively.

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