Battery manufacturer, Saft, has opened a new factory in Bidadi, Bangalore, with its partner, Amalgamations, to meet the growing needs of India’s energy and power sectors.

The new factory, which will be operated by the AMCO Saft India Limited subsidiary, will  produce nickel-based, rechargeable batteries, effectively doubling Saft’s local production capacity for industrial battery systems. This additional capacity will enable Saft to address the growing demand for energy storage to support mega power plants and photovoltaic renewable energy schemes, as well as meeting the back-up power needs of defence and oil and gas industry customers.