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Ballard fuel cells deployed for Daimler

Wednesday, 5 December 2018 ( #901 ) - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Daimler's Vance, Alabama manufacturing facility
Daimler's Vance, Alabama manufacturing facility
Ballard Power Systems has confirmed that its fuel cell stacks will be used by Daimler to power materials handling equipment at its Vance, Alabama manufacturing facility. Ballard's technology is integrated into the Infintium Hydrogen Power Cell system deployed by Daimler to power Hyster E50/55/65XNs forklifts andHyster T7ZAC automated tow tractors. Thomas Lynch, CEO of Infintium, claims his company's cells "underwent thousands of operational testing hours". "We now have the data to prove that our smart design exceeded Mercedes' desires to achieve greater reliability and higher fuel efficiency than previous fuel cell designs." Rob Campbell, Ballard chief commercial officer, is pleased to be collaborating with Infintium on its fully integrated system for materials handling applications. "Working with our proven fuel cell stacks, Infintium is now supporting forklift trucks and AGTs for Daimler, a world-leading automotive OEM with the highest standards for performance and reliability. Powering materials handling equipment with fuel cells offers compelling benefits, including improved productivity and facility space optimisation." Infintium, headquartered in Shanghai, China, is an original designer and manufacturer of the next generation of zero-emission hydrogen power cells for motive applications.