Proton Motor to expand fuel cell manufacturing capability

Proton Motor Power Systems plc, the UK parent company of hydrogen fuel cell manufacturer Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH, has signed a 15-year lease agreement for a 13,500 m2 production facility, which will be used to significantly expand the company’s manufacturing, testing and development capabilities.

From the second quarter of 2023, the expansion will supplement the current 6,000 m² site in Puchheim, Germany, which will now become the development facility for fuel cell stacks and hydrogen fuel cell engines. The facility is located in the town of Fuerstenfeldbruck, within 12 km of the Puchheim headquarters and contained within the Munich metropolitan region. The total land surface of the site is 25,700 m². The new premises comprise over 13,500 m² of useable space, of which over 10,500 m² can be dedicated to production, testing and development with the remainder of the space being devoted to office usage. This represents a seven-fold increase in the amount of space available for production when compared to the company’s current premises.

Dr. Faiz Nahab, CEO of Proton Motor, said: “Hydrogen is the energy storage source of the future and awareness of this is increasing to a considerable extent both amongst the public and within industry. This creates a strong market pull for associated technologies such as fuel cells. With this background, the additional space provided by the new facility will give Proton Motor the required capacity to produce, test and deliver hydrogen fuel cell engines in line with this anticipated growing demand.”

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