Daramic, an Asahi Kasei Group company, and the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of lead-acid battery separators for automotive, industrial and specialty applications, continues to expand its operations in India by doubling its production capacity at its manufacturing plant in Dahej, Gujarat.
The plant has expanded from two to four production lines in four short years due to the growing demand from India and neighboring markets. The expansion to four production lines will significantly increase output, enabling the company to meet the full demand of Indian customers locally, while helping customers smooth out global supply chain challenges that they are currently facing. The capacity expansion will also open export possibilities to adjacent geographies. In India, Daramic has been the primary component manufacturer for major Indian brands, retaining a leading market share in the country.
Speaking on expanding the production capacity of Daramic’s Dahej unit, Mr. Chad Schuchmann, President, Daramic, said “We are delighted to expand the operating footprint of our state-of-the-art Dahej plant, which will be leveraged to enhance our output and market presence in India. As the global leader in the lead-acid separator industry, Daramic is committed to provide innovative battery separator solutions to meet the evolving needs of the country. The new production lines enable us to further strengthen our offerings, keep pace with anticipated market demand, and support the growth of lead-acid battery industry that is set to grow substantialy in the coming years. With the current tightening of the global supply chain, Daramic is positioned to to meet demand of all major customers in India, with the ability to export to adjoining geographies if needed. With innovation at its core, Daramic’s Dahej plant is equipped to develop separators for batteries that meet modern requirements and create separator solutions that drive innovative market opportunities.