Top Companies in the Automotive Lead-Acid Battery Industry

Aug 29, 2022

Top Companies in the Automotive Lead-Acid Battery Industry

The global automotive lead-acid battery market reached a value of US$ 13.0 Billion in 2022. As per the analysis by IMARC Group, the top automotive lead-acid battery companies are increasingly focusing on extensive research and development (R&D) activities to introduce miniaturized automotive lead-acid batteries with enhanced efficiency. Besides this, due to continual technological advancements, several leading players are heavily investing in the deployment of high-tech methods and the manufacturing of advanced and maintenance-free battery variants, which are propelling the market growth. Along with this, the growing environmental concerns and the increasing awareness among individuals about the harmful impacts of carbon emissions are providing lucrative growth opportunities to key players on the global level. In line with this, the widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) among the masses is creating a positive market outlook. Other factors, including rapid urbanization, continuous product innovation, continuous improvements in the automotive industry, and the rising manufacturing and selling of vehicles on account of the inflating disposable income levels of individuals, are also positively influencing the market. On account of the aforementioned factors, the market is anticipated to reach a value of US$ 15.1 Billion by 2028, exhibiting a CAGR of 2.3% during 2023-2028. 

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List of Top Automotive Lead-Acid Battery Manufacturers Across the World:

C&D Technologies Inc.

Establishment: 1906 
Headquarters: Pennsylvania, United States

C&D Technologies Inc. is a technology company that is primarily involved in the manufacturing and selling of systems that are widely used for power conversion and storage of electrical power in industrial batteries and electronics. Its product portfolio is categorized under valve-regulated lead-acid (VRLA) and flooded battery systems. It includes:

  • UPS Pure Lead Plus
  • UPS High-Rate Max
  • Liberty Series 1000
  • Liberty MSE
  • MS Endur II
  • Broadband AGM
  • Broadband Gel
  • Deep Cycle Series (DCS)
  • Switchgear and Control (SGC)
  • TEL Long Duration Series
  • Advanced Energy Storage
  • TEL Series True Front Access (TFA)
  •  Liberty AES Series Batteries



Establishment: 1885 
Headquarters: Milwaukee, United States

Clarios is a global leader in energy storage solutions that specializes in the production of advanced battery technologies. The company offers a wide range of battery technologies, such as absorbent glass mats (AGM), lithium-ion, and flooded. It has partnered with top scientists, engineers, laboratories, universities, government organizations, customers, and strategic partners around the world for creating advanced energy storage solutions capable of meeting and exceeding the requirements of today and the future. The company markets its product across the globe under the brand name:

  • Varta
  • LTH
  • Heliar
  • Optima Batteries
  • Delkor
  • MAC Batteries   


CSB Energy Technology Co. Ltd (Showa Denko K.K.)

Establishment: 1962 
Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan

CSB Energy Technology Co. Ltd (Showa Denko K.K.) is a chemical company whose principal line of business is electronic, printed wiring boards, mobility components, and high-performance component materials. Its product portfolio includes semiconductors, display and sensors, base and photosensitive materials for printed circuit boards (PWBs), resins, functional films, carbon products, adhesives, tapes, automotive products, and powder metals. The company also engaged in extensive research and development (R&D) activities in the field of life science under the name of MINARIS Regenerative Medicine for the advancement and manufacturing of gene and cell therapy products that are operated across North America, Europe, and Asia.


East Penn Manufacturing Company

Establishment: 1946 
Headquarters: Pennsylvania, United States

East Penn Manufacturing Company is a family-owned company that operates one of the largest lead-acid battery and accessory manufacturing facilities located in rural Berks County. It strongly focuses on sustainability due to which it has installed high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters in its facilities to reduce lead emissions into the air, wastewater, and stormwater. The company heavily spends on the deployment of innovative technologies in order to offer transportation, motive power, reserve, wire, cable and battery accessories solutions to customers. It has also established a sophisticated recycling facility, along with an extensive network of recycling warehouses throughout the United States and Canada, East Penn.



Establishment: 1991 
Headquarters: Pennsylvania, United States

EnerSys is a stored energy systems and technology provider for industrial applications that manufactures and markets motive power and reserve power batteries, battery accessories, battery chargers, and power and outdoor equipment to its customer worldwide. The company distributes its products across several industries, including communication networks, logistics and warehousing, transportation, cable broadband, data center, industrial power utilities, aerospace and defense, renewable energy, safety and security, and medical. It has established its manufacturing facilities in China, France, Poland, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, the United States of America, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, and Argentina.


Exide Industries Ltd

Establishment: 1947 
Headquarters: Kolkata, India

Exide Industries Ltd. is an Indian multinational storage battery manufacturer and life insurance company that is majorly involved in the manufacturing of automotive and industrial lead-acid batteries. It has a total of nine manufacturing facilities established across India that are dedicated to the production of batteries and home UPS systems. The company heavily invests in the upgradation of technology and acquires new technology through technical collaboration agreements with leading international battery manufacturers. It also has an in-house research and development (R&D) center, which is recognized by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India.


GS Yuasa Corporation

Establishment: 1917 
Headquarters: Kyoto, Japan

GS Yuasa Corporation is a company that specializes in the development of lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries. Its product portfolio includes automotive batteries, industrial batteries, power supply systems, switchgear, and other electrical equipment. The company also heavily invests in extensive research and development (R&D) activities in its research and development center, which is established in Kyoto City, It focuses on sustainability and spending in the development of corporate social responsibility (CSR) promotion plan to promote CSR initiatives through its business activities in order to improve corporate value and stakeholder satisfaction by building a mechanism.


Koyo Battery Co., Ltd.

Establishment: 1969
Headquarters: Chang Hwa Hsia, Taiwan

Koyo Battery Co., Ltd. is one of the leading manufacturers and exporters of lead-acid batteries that are primarily involved in the production of motorcycle, convention motorcycle, and valve-regulated lead–acid (VRLA) batteries. Its batteries are widely used for utility vehicles, motorcycles and scooters, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, riding mowers, and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). The company is further engaged in extensive research and development (R&D) activities to introduce high-quality products into the market. It heavily spends on the deployment of advanced equipment and upgrades its computerized management in an attempt to strengthen its position in the global market.


Leoch International Technology Ltd 

Establishment: 1999
Headquarters: Shenzhen, Guangdong

Leoch International Technology Ltd is an international high-tech enterprise that operates its businesses under the umbrella of Master Alliance Investment Limited. It primarily specializes in research and development, manufacturing, sales, and marketing of full categories of batteries. The company has its production bases located in Guangdong, Jiangsu, and Anhui of the PRC, Malaysia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, and India. Along with this, it has its research and development (R&D) centers located in Guangdong, Anhui, and Jiangsu. It offers a wide range of products that are widely used in telecom, renewable energy, automobiles, lawn mower, marine, and motive power.


PT. Century Batteries Indonesia 

Establishment: 1971
Headquarters: Jakarta, Indonesia

PT. Century Batteries Indonesia is an affiliate company of PT. Astra Otoparts is majorly engaged in the manufacturing of lead-acid batteries for four-wheeled vehicles and non-automotive applications. The company specializes in battery technology and distribution networks and has manufacturing facilities in Jakarta and Indonesia. It focuses on environmental preservation and has taken several initiatives corresponding to environmental awareness, such as water conservation and treatment and an oil trap facility for dirty water treatment across its production facilities. Besides this, the company has collaborated with traditional institutions for lab-testing water wastes.


Robert Bosch GmbH 

Establishment: 1886
Headquarters: Gerlingen, Germany

Robert Bosch GmbH is a German multinational engineering and technology company that specializes in mobility, consumer goods, energy, building technology, and industrial technology. The company extensively focuses on continuous innovations in chemical energy conversion, electrified mobility and systems, healthcare solutions, information and communication technologies, production systems, the internet of things (IoT), autonomous systems, modeling, simulation, optimization and new materials, sustainability and smart sensors and hardware systems. It markets its products across the globe under its prominent subsidiaries, including:

  • Bosch Rexroth 
  • BSH Hausgeräte 
  • Dremel 
  • Bosch Electrical Drives Co., Ltd.
  • Scintilla AG
  • Bosch Engineering GmbH 
  • Worcester Bosch
  • Bosch Sicherheitssysteme.


Thai Bellco Battery Co. Ltd

Establishment: 1977
Headquarters: Bangkok, Thailand

Thai Bellco Battery Co. Ltd is majorly involved in the manufacturing and selling of lead-acid batteries for automobiles and motorcycles. The company markets its products under the brand name The Ballco which has enabled the company to expand its presence domestically and internationally. It specializes in the production of sealed lead acid batteries for emergency lighting, communications equipment, telecommunications back-up, car batteries, deep cycle golf cart batteries, solar cell electric generators, and rechargeable motorcycle batteries. The company is engaged in extensive research and development (R&D) activities in its own R&D unit for creating improved product variants in order to support the uptake of electric vehicles and renewable energy.


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