Plug Power has expanded its contract with FM Logistic, making it the first traditional GenKey customer in Europe. FM Logistic initially adopted the company's GenDrive hydrogen fuel cell technology in 2015 and is continuing its use.
The expanded relationship will include an increased fleet of GenDrive fuel cells, along with GenFuel hydrogen refueling station that will supply FM Logistic's hydrogen capacity over the next five years.
“For years we’ve been able to offer our material handling and logistic customers with the end-to-end solution they needed, whether it’s fuel cell engines or hydrogen storage and dispensers,” says Andy Marsh, CEO of Plug Power. “We are very excited to bring our customers in Europe the same services. Europe has been an area of focus for us this year, and this is a truly monumental step in proliferating hydrogen power. Ensuring a steady supply of hydrogen is a foundational element of reliable hydrogen infrastructure, and we continue to be a driving force for the global solution.”
The companies first partnered together five years ago to help FM Logistics decrease their carbon footprint and increase productivity and efficiency of the fleet vehicles running in their distribution centers and warehouses. With their accelerated growth and facilities across France, the company turned to Plug Power's GenKey solution and continues to show their commitment to clean, dependable, efficient power solution.
“It has been a pleasure to work with Plug Power over the last five years, and we look forward to continuing to grow this partnership,” said Yannick Buisson, FM Logistic’s Directeur Général France. “Plug Power’s GenKey offering will allow us to benefit from a unique, turnkey solution that aligns with our business and sustainability goals. We have a corporate responsibility to ensure our options are green, and this partnership is a crucial one.”
The new contract was signed in May 2019 and will include all necessary refueling infrastructure, related services and hydrogen fuel. The new hydrogen refueling station will be located at FM Logistic's operation in Neuville aux Bois, France.