Auftrag für Plug Power aus Norwegen: Brennstoffzellenantrieb für Gabelstapler

Plug Power ist auf Brennstoffzellen-Antriebe für Gabelstapler und kleine Transportfahrzeuge spezialisiert. Das Unternehmen aus Latham im US-Bundesstaat New York hat nun einen Deal in Norwegen geschlossen. Es soll für die norwegische Niederlassung von Toyota Brennstoffzellen liefern. Diese werden in Gabelstaplern verbaut, welche der Supermarktbetreiber Asko in seinem Logistikzentrum verwendet. Wir veröffentlichen die Mitteilung von Plug Power dazu im Wortlaut.

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Plug Power Announces New European Deal with Asko and Toyota Material Handling

LATHAM, N.Y. -- Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG), a leader in providing energy solutions that change the way the world moves, announced a new agreement with Toyota Material Handling Norway (Toyota) to provide hydrogen fuel cells to Asko, a leading Norwegian grocery wholesaler. Asko will use GenDrive fuel cells to power its industrial electric forklift fleet in Trondheim, Norway. The fleet will be deployed in the fourth quarter of 2017.

The agreement enables GenDrive fuel cell units to be incorporated into Asko’s Trondheim distribution center, with the possibility to convert the full 95-truck fleet to fuel cell power. Green hydrogen will be produced on site via electrolysis technology provided by NEL ASA, which produces electricity from solar panels.  The Trondheim facility is a pilot project, and forecasts expansion potential to additional opportunities, including Asko’s 13 regional warehouses.

“Plug Power’s proven performance in Europe has attracted leading partners, like Toyota, NEL ASA and Asko, as we expand our European fuel cell presence into Norway,” said Andy Marsh, Plug Power’s CEO.  “In Europe, the value proposition remains the same – industrial electric vehicle users constantly seek productivity enhancing solutions that positively impact the bottom line. Plug Power’s GenDrive solution does this.”

The world is rapidly moving toward the electrification of mobility, and Plug Power is focused on solutions that provide true economic benefits combined with a drive towards a renewable future. Asko is committed to environmental sustainability, with goals of 20 percent energy consumption reduction and 100 percent renewable fuel by 2020.

Plug Power, Asko and Toyota are presenting the GenDrive class 3 hydrogen fuel cell solution at the Zero Emission conference scheduled in Oslo from October 31 to November 1, 2017.  The Zero Emission Conference is one of the largest and longest running climate solutions conferences in Europe, drawing around 1,200 participants from businesses, academia, media, politics, NGOs, government and civil society at large.  Attendees may discuss the hydrogen fuel cell solution at Toyota’s Material Handling Norway’s booth number 27.

About Plug Power Inc.  
The architect of modern hydrogen and fuel cell technology, Plug Power is the innovator that has taken hydrogen and fuel cell technology from concept to commercialization. Plug Power has revolutionized the material handling industry with its full-service GenKey solution, which is designed to increase productivity, lower operating costs and reduce carbon footprints in a reliable, cost-effective way. The Company’s GenKey solution couples together all the necessary elements to power, fuel and serve a customer. With proven hydrogen and fuel cell products, Plug Power replaces lead acid batteries to power electric industrial vehicles, such as the lift trucks customers use in their distribution centers.

Extending its reach into the on-road electric vehicle market, Plug Power’s ProGen platform of modular fuel cell engines empowers OEMs and system integrators to rapidly adopt hydrogen fuel cell technology. ProGen engines are proven today, with thousands in service, supporting some of the most rugged operations in the world. Plug Power is the partner that customers trust to take their businesses into the future.

About TMH Norway
Toyota Material Handling Norway AS (TMHNO) is the leading company in Material Handling Equipment. TMHNO is a complete supplier with the leading forklifts brands TOYOTA and BT. We design and deliver automated solutions, logistic solutions, fleet management systems and stock structure. TMHNO is a part of the TOYOTA company, and the Norwegian HQ is located in Trondheim. With over 180 technicians and local sales representatives primarily managing sales, service, parts and training, Toyota’s commitment is to always will be close to the customer. At TMHNO we employ over 320 people, we have a solid economical position in the Material Handling Industry and a turnover of around MNOK 1000.

About ASKO
Asko undertakes 17,000 weekly deliveries to grocery stores, retail outlets and institutions. With over 17,000 customers and 3,300 employees, ASKO is also Norway’s largest wholesaler. ASKO handles the entire goods flow from producer to final customer, with 600 lorries on the road on a daily basis.
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