Amara Raja Batteries wins CXO OF THE YEAR, RESEARCHER OF THE YEAR, at prestigious IESA Industry Excellence Awards

Amara Raja Batteries Ltd (ARBL) is delighted to announce that the president of its new energy business Vijayanand Samudrala was named CXO of the Year and its head of R&D – Li-Ion Dr. Venketeshwarlu Manne was named the Researcher of the Year in the Energy Storage category at the fifth edition of the India Energy Storage Alliance’s (IESA) prestigious Industry Excellence Awards.

The IESA, India’s leading alliance on energy storage and e-mobility, was founded in 2012 to create awareness about energy storage and eMobility technologies within the government as well as the industry in India. This year the Chief Guest was Shri Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways.


ARBL Executive Director Vikramadithya Gournineni said, “The whole Amara Raja family takes great pride in this achievement, so aptly recognised on such a prestigious stage. Enabling and empowering our teams is an intrinsic part of the Amara Raja DNA and this recognition is a testament to our relentless effort to always find a better way to doing things.”

Amara Raja, the leading name in automotive and industrial batteries is also leading the foray into R&D on Li-ion technology that is safe, affordable and efficient – specifically suited to Indian driving conditions.


About Amara Raja Batteries Limited


Amara Raja Batteries Limited is an Energy and Mobility enterprise and one of the largest manufacturers of energy storage products for both industrial and automotive applications in the Indian battery industry.


Amara Raja’s relentless focus is on nurturing leaders, conserving resources, improving health, safety and environmental performance, enhancing the quality of life and fostering innovation. In India, Amara Raja is the preferred supplier to major telecom service providers, Telecom equipment manufacturers, the UPS sector (OEM & Replacement), Indian Railways and to the Power, Oil & Gas, among other industry segments. Amara Raja’s industrial battery brands comprise PowerStack®, AmaronVolt® and Quanta®. The Company is a leading manufacturer of automotive batteries under the brands Amaron® and PowerzoneTM, which are distributed through a large Pan-India sales & service retail network.


The Company supplies automotive batteries under OE relationships to Ashok Leyland, Ford India, Honda, Hyundai, Mahindra & Mahindra, Maruti Suzuki, and Tata Motors. The Company’s Industrial and Automotive Batteries are exported to countries around the world.

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