R&D as it must be.
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Technological performance for every industry.

We work on future technologies as answers and solutions to existing trends such as 5G, energy transition and carbon neutrality, as well as digitization.

We are a game-changer:

We invest heavily in R&D, innovations and technologies that are important for long-term success in markets, e.g. further development of lead and lithium-ion storage technology, as well as systems & solutions. 

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 to collaboration. Diversity of ideas and experience is critical to fulfilling our mission of energizing a new world. 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
Consortium for Battery Innovation

The Consortium for Battery Innovation (CBI) is an international research and development group dedicated to enhancing the capabilities of the lead-acid battery to ensure its competitiveness in various energy storage markets.

Instituto de Nanociencia y Materiales de Aragón

In-operando Neutron Scattering Analysis of the Charge/Discharge Processes inside the Battery Electrodes with an Energy Storage Systems (ESS) Focus

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Located in Madrid, it is the largest on-site university in Spain, with a great educational, cultural and athletic offer.

International Lead Association

The International Lead Association (ILA) is the only global trade association dedicated exclusively to representing lead producers and supporting a sustainable future for lead.


Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers. The purpose of the Association is to study all matters of interest to storage battery manufacturers and their sub-contractors in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

R&D Facilities

Azuqueca, Spain

Azuqueca, Spain

The Azuqueca R&D center focuses on material analyses, tool development and advanced Automotive battery development, EFB, AGM and low voltage auxiliary batteries, for the spectrum of conventional, hybrid and full electric vehicles.

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  • 14,000 Square Feet
  • Opened in 2008
  • Battery Testing Lab
  • Electrical testing, mechanical testing, vibration resistance
  • Physical Chemical Lab
  • ICP-OES, BET, Porosity, Chemical analyses, Metallography, ​Material characterization
  • Electrochemical testing
  • Design and Development Facility, 3D rapid prototyping
  • Lab cell production, Tear down analysis
Büdingen, Germany

Büdingen, Germany

The Budingen R&D center focuses on Industrial VRLA product development, motive and Energy Solutions solution development, as well as applied research for 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
  • Electrical testing, mechanical testing, vibration resistance
  • Physical Chemical Lab
  • ICP-OES, XRD, Chemical analyses, Metallography, Material characterization
  • Tool Shop
  • Pilot Facility
  • Simulation, Lab cell production, Tear down analysis
We are part of the green and responsible deal.


  • 3 own lead recycling facilities in Europe
  • Close cooperation with EU commission & initiatives (EUROBAT, ILA)
  • Energy storage solutions that enable the integration of renewable energies
  • Stable and sustainable supply chain – adhering to the Material Stewardship Guiding Principles (EUROBAT)
  • Highest transparency in use of renewable energy – already 3 plants with self-generating solar energy
  • CO2 neutrality until 2050
  • EHS – effective Lead-in-blood program in all Exide plants
  • Our operations facilities are located in Europe