ABM (Associated Battery Manufacturers) is the largest
battery manufacturing company in East and Central Africa
ABM produces two types of batteries:
For all types of vehicles and models.
They are grouped into:
• Low maintenance /Vented
• Maintenance free
For solar (PV) systems, home and office
backup systems, commercial and
domestic backup applications.
Responsible Production is the 12th goal of the global Sustainable Development Goals. In line with this, ABM goes to great lengths to ensure that all products are recycled.
Chloride Exide Ltd, which is ISO 9001 certified, is the largest battery and renewable energy distributor in the East African region, with a region-wide network of over 17 branches and over 400 dealers.
Chloride Exide Kenya
established in Kenya
Chloride Exide Tanzania Limited (CETL) established in Tanzania in 1996
Battery Masters Uganda Limited (BMUL) established in Uganda in 2001
Chloride Exide’s core business is sales and distribution of:
Solinc East Africa Ltd is a solar company that provides high quality solar products and services. Formerly known as Ubbink East Africa Ltd, Solinc is a joint venture between Dutch-based Ubbink B.V. and Kenyan based ABM Ltd. In 2015, the company became majority Kenyan owned, and thus renamed to Solinc.
SOLINC'S first solar module factory in East and Central Africa began production in 2011.
SOLINC follows world class quality standards:
KEBS Diamond mark
ISO 9001 certification
ISO 14001 certification
ISO 9001 &&
High-performance solar modules
Locally produced in Naivasha, Kenya, to European standards using European components
Affordable, quality assured solar kits
Solutions to light homes, charge phones and TVs
German Fosera solar kits and Solarland solar kits
Environmentally friendly lighting solutions to keep our streets safe
Plug-and-Play German Fosera street light solutions
Not SetKaizen is the art of continual improvement
ABM is committed to continually improving processes, products and systems as well as helping individuals to grow.
ABM was established in 1963 by the UK-based Chloride Group to produce batteries in Kenya for a number of British manufacturers including Chloride, Oldham, Lucas and Dunlop. Currently ABM has a combined workforce of over 700 staff, recovering over 12000 metric tonnes of lead metal, producing over 1,000,000 batteries and making solar panels with a capacity of over 8,400 kilowatts per year. The company is guided by the vision; ''Energy Solutions for All".
ABM was established by the UK-based Chloride Group to produce batteries in Kenya for a number of British manufacturers: Chloride, Oldham, Lucas and Dunlop.
Chloride Metals Kenya Ltd (CMK) was established with a furnace capacity of about 100 tons per month in Athi River.
A CMK lead mine was established at Chigangoni Hill, 17km from Mazeras. However, it was discontinued in 1988 due to low lead yields.
First Polypropylene encased battery was successfully launched.
ABM Athi River (formerly CMK) commissioned a new 5metre furnace to increase smelting capacity to 1000 tons per month.
ABM produced the first 100% Maintenance Free Battery.
Commissioned new High Capacity continuous casting and Pasting Machines
A new high capacity lead refining factory commissioned at ABM Athi River
ABM Produced the first 100% Maintenance Free Solar Battery
Produced 1 Million Batteries
ABM's manufacturing plant is installed with world-class machinery,
equipment and separators.
ABM uses state of the art hygrosetting ovens to cure grids in just a few hours.
The paste produced in
the value streams is the
active material of our
At ABM’s facility, specialized equipment is used to ensure high quality products.