In the year 2005, a strategic partnership was forged to bring to life an automotive battery that would soon become a household name across the country. TATA AutoComp’s wide-ranging experience in the automotive industry and GS YUASA International’s superior technological knowledge paved the way for Tata Green Batteries. So, with every offering, you are experiencing the distinctive mark of this collaboration.
At the heart of Tata Green Batteries is the need to be automotive and inverter battery manufacturers in India who care and protect the environment. So, we have taken the market by storm with a 90% recyclable battery that gives our customers a range of batteries that fire up your vehicle instantly. Enjoy high cranking power that is testament to our Japanese lineage.
TATA AutoComp Systems Limited, from the aegis of Tata Group, has risen to be a proud promoter of products and services owing to their expansive knowledge of the Indian battery industry. Every offering bears the stamp of Tata’s invincible trust. This trust is rooted deeply in the Group’s mission ‘To improve the quality of life of the communities we serve globally.’ With trust as the driving force of its business, Tata Group can resonate with every consumer across the spectrum. This along with industry expertise, TATA AutoComp Systems Limited propels Tata Green Batteries to new horizons.
Bringing with them a rich legacy that spans a century, the GS YUASA Corporation became the foundation of storage battery development and production in Japan with their country’s first ever automotive lead acid battery. Every product answers today’s need to conserve energy, reduce environmental damage, and power source systems. Their focus is fixed on creating a genuinely sustainable society using innovation, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and a superior-active R&D team. In creating a range of batteries that place the customers’ comfort and safety on a pedestal, GS YUASA Corporation is set to constantly raise the bar of storage batteries.
To be one of the top 3 Indian automotive battery manufacturers by 2022-23.
To exceed customer expectation through Quality, Technology and Customer Service.
As integrity is one of the most valued quality of leadership, we must conduct our business fairly, with honesty and transparency. Everything we do must stand the test of public scrutiny.
We must work cohesively with our colleagues and partners across the Group and with our customers around the world to build a strong relationship based on tolerance, understanding and cooperation.
Keeping in mind our customers’ needs, we will be bold and agile. We will courageously take on challenges using deep customer insight to develop innovative solutions.
We must constantly strive to achieve the highest possible standards in our day-to-day work and in the quality of the goods and services we provide.
We must continue to be responsible, sensitive to the countries, communities, and the environment in which we work, always ensuring that what comes from people goes back to the people.
As the CEO of Tata Green Batteries, India, Mr. Ravi Gupta is also the head of Independent After Market and is on the Board of Directors for TATA AutoComp SECO Powertrain Pvt. Ltd. He graduated as a mechanical engineer from BIT Mesra, Ranchi and completed his post-graduation in marketing management from the University of Mumbai. A man of stature, Mr. Gupta possesses a varied skillset that is crucial for driving profitable growth, setting up greenfield ventures and turnaround of business. He has extensive experience across diverse industries such as consumer electronics, FMCG, telecom, engineering products and auto components.
With international experience of more than 15 years in various industries, Mr. Goro Iwami has been donning a critical role between the GYIN team and Tata Green Batteries on various fronts including business plans, new technology, OEM relations, etc. Earlier, he oversaw crucial markets in Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam, where GS Yuasa is the market leader.
Mr. Santosh Singh who has ascended the office of CFO at Tata AutoComp GY Batteries Pvt. Ltd. is tasked with managing every finance and accounts-related activity of the company. With an experience of 15 years as a chartered accountant, he has ample exposure having worked with Indian, US, and Japanese MNCs. Mr. Singh displays a sound understanding of the basic framework of financial accounting. Previously, he made significant contributions in fields like financial planning and analysis (FP&A), forex management, MIS reporting, budgeting and forecasting, auditing and taxation, and financial statements under IGAAP, USGAAP, and IFRS.
Occupying the position of Head – After Market Sales and Marketing, Mr. Anil Bhamre, looks after sales, distribution, marketing, product management, brand management, and marketing communications at Tata Green Batteries. He graduated as a production engineer from BVCOE, Pune and completed his post-graduation in foreign trade from Pune University. Bringing with him, 17 years of work experience across diverse industries such as automobile, consumer electronics, home appliances and auto components, Mr. Bhamre drives sales performance, product rationalization and brand awareness.
Mr. Nandakishore Dharnappa heads the Customer Support Department at Tata Green Batteries. He is an alumnus of IIM Calcutta-SMP and has a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical from Mysore University. He is a dynamic and vibrant professional who comes with 26 years of experience in sales and after-sales service management. Additionally, Mr. Dharnappa has reasonable exposure to sales, quality systems and business excellence. With such an extensive experience, he is well-versed with automobiles, batteries and power products. Mr. Dharnappa is self-motivated and result-oriented and has successfully developed and implemented strategies related to customer support in demanding business environments.
Mr. Ghanshyam Malik oversees the entire gamut of OEM and institutional business. With nearly 40 years of experience under his belt, he plays a crucial role in the sales, business development, distribution and marketing across automotive, auto components, farm and construction equipment. Joining Tata AutoComp GY Batteries Pvt. Ltd. in 2007, Mr. Malik is known as an accomplished professional, proficient team leader and strategic planner. He is adept at negotiating and capturing emerging profitable business opportunities across a diversified customer base of automotive OEM besides large GOI and State Institutions to achieve sustainable growth. He is rightly recognized for taking teams from a start-up position to a high-performing state. Mr. Malik is an alumnus of Tata Management Training Centre (TMTC) and the winner of a silver award in TBEM.
At GS YUASA, the efficient management of factory operations has been entrusted to Mr. Masaki Yoshioka. Assuming his office in January 2020, Mr. Yoshioka brings with him over 27 years of industry experience at GS YUASA BATTERY, Japan. Prior to Tata AutoComp GY Batteries Pvt. Ltd., he has held a myriad of leadership positions across spheres like process engineering & mechanical engineering. With his appointment as the Vice President of Operation & Director, Tata AutoComp GY Batteries Pvt. Ltd., the quality of production has been strengthened. Outside of work, Mr. Yoshioka enjoys playing the guitar.
As Head of Human Resources at Tata Green Batteries, Mr. Vikramjeet Singh is responsible for handling the entire gamut of human resources function including safety and sustainability. As a graduate in Bachelor of Commerce and with a Master’s Degree in personnel management from Pune University, he possesses a strong expertise in human capital, talent management, organizational restructuring, change management and organizational transformation. Mr. Singh brings with him 22 years of extensive work experience across various industries such as FMCG, logistics, retail, infrastructure, and auto components.
Mr. Yukio Fujita is tasked with the development of new products and the initial control of new or changed facilities. In April 2018, he joined Tata Green Batteries with over 25 years of development experience at GS YUASA Battery, Japan. Mr. Fujita is skilled in management and applied chemistry. He uses his expertise at Tata Green Batteries as the senior general manager to release new products in the four-wheeler and two-wheeler segments. When he is not dabbling with lead acid batteries, secondary alkaline batteries or fuel cells, Mr. Fujita loves exploring the city in which he lives.
As the Head of Operations, Mr. Rama Prasad oversees every production process at Tata Green Batteries. He is skilled at enhancing productivity, utilising capacity and ensuring that every new product is on the road to mass production. Mr. Prasad brings with him a rich experience of 25 years in the battery manufacturing industry across fields like production operations, setting-up new projects, quality, design and introducing new quality systems and procedures. He is a Graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad. Mr. Prasad is a certified lead auditor in Quality Systems ISO-9001: 2008, ISO-14001, ISO 45001 and TS16496.
Mr. Rahul Raje plays a crucial role in the quality management at Tata Green Batteries. With an experience of over 17 years, his expertise lies in the field of manufacturing. He is an ACMA certified ‘Six Sigma Black Belt’. At Tata Green Batteries, he focuses on customer relationship, supplier quality management, overall product and process quality assurance. In short, no one knows ‘quality’ better than he does!
Mr. Dinesh Patel heads the supply chain management department at Tata Green Batteries. He is an ambitious professional with 24 years of experience across segments like automotive and FMCG. He applies his experience to contract negotiations, trend forecasting and integration of inventories with sales forecasts and production line scheduling. Mr. Patel is an alumnus of MBA (SCM) in Pune and has a Masters in Applied Electronics.
As an Executive Assistant to the CEO, Mr. Kalpesh Gawali works alongside him to plan and strategize all business-related activities. He is a result-oriented professional with more than 7 years of experience in corporate strategy, marketing, business management and project management across various sectors like automotive components, renewable energy, information technology, telecom, oil and gas. He is passionate about disseminating knowledge across various platforms and has also spoken across various national, international and TEDx platforms. Mr. Gawali holds a Bachelor’s Degree from VJTI, Mumbai and an MBA degree from Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon.
At the helm of our products is innovation and the industry’s most promising technology. When you choose our E-rickshaw battery, equipped with our patented additives, it gives you the best mileage and a longer life span. In fact, as a prominent automotive battery manufacturer in India, we were the first to launch a battery that could go 1,00,000 kilometres without a top-up. Similarly, our distinct technical expertise in VRLA makes us manufacturers of the finest battery for bike applications in India, thus giving us an edge over our competitors.
We are abreast with newly evolving technology and are even hailed as early adopters. We are soon to adopt Expanded Grid Technology which will help in highlighting Idle Start Stop Batteries while simultaneously gearing up to offer lithium-ion technology to the Indian market. Our resilient efforts have helped us become a preferred supplier to most OEMs in India.
In fact, it is deeply ingrained in our organization’s culture and is even reflected in our name. As a bike, car, and inverter battery manufacturer in India, we have a zero-tolerance policy against any untoward impact on the environment. Across our manufacturing facilities, we recycle our water before using it in fishponds on our campus. Similarly, our effluents are treated in-house to the tolerances which are significantly lower than statutory stipulations. Recycling at our manufacturing plants is also extended to the lead from used batteries. In fact, 90% of our battery components are recyclable. Rain harvesting units have been installed along with solar rooftop systems while stringent steps to reduce carbon footprints, reduce, recycle, and reuse raw materials, water and waste are being taken.
As automotive battery manufacturers in India, we understand the risks involved and thus strive to adhere to a ‘Zero Accident’ culture. We have employed strict protocol across all our plants. All employees are required to wear safety PPEs without which they cannot enter the plant. Every near miss or potential accident is recorded and investigated, and necessary action is taken to prevent any injury.
Besides this, we have an efficiently designed safety infrastructure that makes room for fire extinguishers, fire hydrants, and a water sprinkling system. We even conduct mock fire and safety drills at regular intervals. Our efforts have resulted in the National Safety Council recognizing our efforts and bestowing us with the Best Performance in Safety Award. Additionally, we have maintained a 5-star rating in safety by the British Safety Council.
Working closely with GS YUASA allows us to work alongside Japanese experts in the fields of Manufacturing, Technical and Quality. With this tutelage, we implement Japanese ways of managing factory operations and stay ahead of the competition.
At Ranjangaon, near Pune in Maharashtra, we manufacture 1.5 million four-wheeler and 4.5 million two-wheeler batteries per annum. This allows us to occupy a prominent place as bike and car battery manufacturers in India. This makes room for Japanese practices that help manufacture batteries with world-class quality. Our plant is accredited with latest certifications like ISO 14001, ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001 and IATF. Every critical process is overlooked by a highly capable team of engineers who play a crucial role in helping us achieve our dream of zero-defect manufacturing.
At Good Shepherd Home, every child is considered a blessing. They are provided with all the necessities of life like healthy meals, a house and quality education. Above all, they are also gifted with loving parents who take care of their physical as well as their emotional well-being.
We, at Tata Green Batteries, leave no stone unturned in supporting these kids. We visit them regularly to assess their immediate needs and take appropriate action to address them. During our June and August visit, we conducted personality development sessions, career counselling and a discussion on the job opportunities available for them.
Apart from these educational sessions, we also plan recreational activities for the children of Good Shepherd Home.
Every year, we take the children for a picnic. In 2019, we took the children and the staff members to Krushnai Water Park on the 27th of November. They enjoyed various games and competitions arranged by us at the venue.
At Good Shepherd Home, we also encourage the development of hobbies and creative expression. That is why we also conducted a fun-filled painting competition for the children on the 1st of December. On the 31st of December, they were taken through our manufacturing plant which they thoroughly enjoyed. They also indulged in various exciting activities like singing, dancing and playing games. We also provided them with biscuits, and gifts which they relished with sheer innocence.