Innovation at Exide

As a 130-year-old startup, we understand how critical innovation is to the future of both our company and our world. We’re constantly reimagining our products and improving our processes, positioning Exide to be the global leader in energy storage for decades to come.

Partnering for Success

At the heart of our R&D and quality control efforts lies a group of scientists who are committed not just to innovation but collaboration. Diversity of ideas and experience is critical to fulfilling our mission of powering the world forward. That’s why Exide is always expanding and deepening its strategic partnerships with organizations that have mutual goals and complementary capabilities. We consider our research collaborators as true partners in the search for new energy storage solutions.

Our Industry Partners

Our Industry Partners
Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium

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.

Battery Council International

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. 

SAE International

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)  International 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.

R&D Facilities

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Azuqueca, Spain

The Azuqueca, Spain technology center focuses on materials analysis, tool development and advanced battery development for the spectrum of hybrid electric vehicles.

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  • 14,000 Square Feet
  • Opened in 2008
  • Battery Testing Lab
  • Physical Chemistry Lab
  • Materials Analysis Lab
  • Design and Development Facility

50.2862963, 9.1113838


The Budingen, Germany technology center focuses on VRLA product development, motive and network power solution development, as well as large energy storage for off-grid and on-grid applications including renewable energy storage and military products.

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  • 25,000 Square Feet
  • Battery Testing Lab
  • Materials Analysis Lab
  • Tool Shop
  • Pilot Facility
  • Wet and Physical Chemistry Lab
  • ICP, SEM, XRD, and Testing Equipment

34.0964222, -84.2669761


The Milton, Georgia, technology center focuses on advanced battery development, materials and process design, advanced lead-acid batteries for start-stop, motive power and network power applications, and Exide Americas production quality support. The battery testing lab at the heart of our global headquarters demonstrates our commitment to quality, innovation, and new product development.

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  • 20,000 Square feet
  • Materials Analysis Lab
  • Electrochemical / Corrosion Testing Lab
  • Wet and Physical Chemistry Lab
  • Battery Testing Lab
  • Battery Development Prototype Lab
  • Battery Autopsy and Failure Analysis
  • Charger and Electronics Lab
  • Energy-Efficient Design
  • World Class ICP, SEM, XRD, OE-Spectrometer and Battery Testing Equipment
Our Firm Commitment to Environmental Responsibility

Exide is one of the largest secondary recyclers in the world, and one of the few companies with the ability to provide Total Battery Management, also known as closed loop recycling. That process frees customers from the burden of handling spent batteries in their own facilities. Our commitment to recycling and environmental responsibility is unwavering.