External Dynamics

At the heart of any research and development organization lies a group of engineers and scientists dedicated to innovation and development. With R&D centers across the globe, Exide recognizes that diversity of experience creates a more dynamic atmosphere for innovation.

We believe that our outside interaction and strategic partnerships with external organizations create unique synergies that broaden our engineering basis and innovation platforms. This includes our activities with battery industry trade organizations such as Battery Council International (BCI); with technical standards organizations such as the Society of Automotive engineers (SAE); and active projects with international collaborations such as the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC). The Company also actively participates at international battery conferences such as LABAT – IEES (International Lead-Acid Battery Conference sponsored by the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences) and ELBC – ILA (European Lead Battery Conference sponsored by the International Lead Association).


Battery Council International (BCI) is a not-for-profit trade association formed to promote the interests of an international battery industry. BCI has more than 190 members worldwide engaged in every facet of the industry. Included are lead battery manufacturers and recyclers, marketers and retailers, suppliers of raw materials and equipment, plus expert industry consultants. As the industry’s principal trade group, BCI member services have worldwide impact.

The Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) is an international research and development consortium dedicated to enhancing the capabilities of the lead-acid battery to ensure its competitiveness in various energy storage markets. These markets include

SAE International (SAE) is a global association of more than 138,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.