Battery Council International (BCI), the North American trade association representing the lead-based battery manufacturing, supply, recycling and distribution companies, announced their partnership with the China Battery Industry Association (CBIA). BCI and CBIA will work together to carry out the mission of each association.
Because BCI and CBIA’s members comprise 70% of the lead acid battery manufacturing companies in the world, this partnership will create a unified voice for the industry and allow both associations to better serve their members.—Mark O. Thorsby, Executive Vice-President of Battery Council International
China is the world’s biggest energy user, and in 2011, the Chinese government launched a huge push to decrease lead-acid poisoning cases. BCI is confident that their commitment to reduce blood lead levels for all employees below 30 microgrammes per deciliter (µg/dl) by the end of 2016 will be beneficial for CBIA as well.