A newly-elected German MEP has seen first-hand the developments in advanced lead battery manufacturing during a tour of European battery manufacturer Exide Technologies.
Sven Simon, a member of the European People’s Party grouping in the European Parliament, visited the global provider of stored electrical energy solutions at its Büdingen plant.
During a tour of the facility Mr Simon heard about the company’s work in support of decarbonisation and the development of sustainable battery energy production and storage as well as its investment in research and development.
He said: “I was pleased to visit the Exide plant, and find out more about the advanced manufacturing activities taking place in Büdingen. It is great to see a global business-like Exide taking advantage of the skilled workforce in the region. We discussed trends and concerns in the industry, battery recycling best practices, opportunities for growth, and the importance of environmentally sound energy-storage solutions.”
Exide’s Director of Environmental Affairs, Kartsten Kurz discussed the company’s commitment to creating high quality jobs, future growth in the battery market and the ability of battery technology to bring stability to energy markets and reduce dependence on fossil fuels.
Show of power: Sven Simon MEP (third from right) visits Exide Technologies’ battery manufacturing facility in Germany