About Sepahan Battery Industrial Complex
Sepahan Battery Industrial Complex (SBIC) was founded in 1999 as the most hi-tech enterprise in automotive battery manufacturing in Iran. It is located at Oshtorjan industrial zone, Isfahan, Iran, and occupying a total land area of 65,000 m2 with an investment in excess of 50 million USD. SBIC's annual production capacity is 3.6 million batteries, and it is planned to be increased further by introduction of a number of capacity alignment activities. The manufacturing equipment are mostly fully automated and are made by the most renowned European battery manufacturing equipment suppliers, such as Digatron, Sovema, TBS, BM, La Pneumatica, etc. Usage of state-of-the-art equipment and first-class raw material has enabled SBIC to produce the highest quality lead acid batteries for automotive applications to European and Japanese standards.
Plant History & Introduction
SBIC is equipped to produce enough low antimony and calcium lead alloy battery plates, lead oxide, distilled water and diluted sulfuric acid to support annual production of batteries. SBIC has also tooled enough plastic injection molding capacity to support one hundred percent of its production needs without relying on any external sources.
Over the last 10 years, highly skilled engineers at SBIC have developed technical capabilities to be able to design and manufacture all types of batteries for OEM and after-market applications. SBIC's battery products includes maintenance free (sealed), Euro-Kamina and Japanese N types in L1, L2, L3, L5, truck sizes, and N50Z from 50 Ahr to 200 Ahr capacity.
Plant Sales & Services Network
By setting up after-sales support offices in most of the country's districts, SBIC is able to provide full after-sales support for all of its customers locally. At the same time by setting up an extensive call-centre, SBIC provides telephone support for all of its customers as well. This level of after sales support in this industry is unique not only in Iran but also in the rest of the world.
Below is the breakdown of the different production cells within SBIC production facility:
SBIC has succeeded to get the worldwide quality accreditations, namely OHSAS 18001, ISO/TS16949, ISO 14001, ISO 9001, and Iran's National Standard. To integrate all activities of the business an ERP package is purchased and is in the final stages of implementation. During the next expansion phase, other applications of lead acid batteries such as stationary batteries for communication and emergency applications will be added to the SBIC's product portfolio.