JCI prepares to ramp up battery recycling plant

Jul 16, 2012 | 03:33 PM | Daniel Fitzgerald

Tags  Johnson Controls, power solutions, Aalex Molinaroli, RSR, lead battery scrap, lead battery recycling, daniel fitzgerald

NEW YORK — Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) is preparing to ramp up production at its new lead-acid battery recycling plant in Florence, S.C., ahead of a September grand opening, denying claims that the arrival of more capacity in the market will drive up prices.

Alex Molinaroli, president of JCI’s Power Solutions division, told AMM that the company is currently "running through trials" at the Florence plant, which will have an annual capacity of 132,000 tonnes.

Molinaroli said the company will ramp up production at the plant toward the end of the summer with a view to hitting full production capacity within a year.....

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