Be Energy India has just been set up in Hyderabad, a major centre for industry and technology. 100% owned by the Be Energy group, this new subsidiary’s mission is to set up a network of battery regeneration centres in India. This launch marks a new stage in the development of the French company worldwide, as well as in the transfer of solutions and know-how to buoyant local markets.
The enormous potential of the Indian market
BE Energy’s strategic choice to set up in India with its subsidiary Be Energy India reflects the market’s potential, which goes far beyond the number of inhabitants. In India, all types of batteries are used: starter batteries, traction batteries and stationary batteries. The simple example of inverter batteries, which take over from the grid and are almost systematically installed in private homes, shows the enormous potential of the Indian market. It is not the only one, of course: alongside the batteries used privately, there are the systems relied on by major telecoms, transport and other logistics companies, which rely on batteries of all types to operate on a daily basis.
In addition, Be Energy India will enable the French company to introduce technology for reconditioning and remanufacturing lithium batteries. Lithium batteries are particularly abundant in India, where e-rickshaws and other forms of electric mobility are commonplace.
The Be Energy India team and mission
The mission of the Be Energy India team, led by Guillaume Quattropani, will be to develop a network of battery regeneration centres in the form of joint ventures, licensed centres or franchises. Applications will be examined according to precise specifications, accompanied by exchanges, discussions and documents. To achieve this, Be Energy is relying on a rigorous candidate selection process and hopes to sign up the first sites in India by the end of 2023.
The key benefits for members of the Be Energy India network are
- French technology assembled in India, under the supervision of specialised Be Energy India technicians
- The promotion of new jobs focused on decarbonising transport (batteries, then oils in a second phase)
- The opportunity for applicants to benefit from local subsidies, in response to India’s environmental concerns
- Local support with :
- 3 weeks of on-site technical training, plus access to the Regen Academy training platform
- 3 weeks of commercial training adapted to the local culture and the new professions.
The Be Energy India subsidiary has a bright future ahead of it… Watch this space!