Maximator: Hydrogen at speed and scale

Maximator GmbH is part of the German-based Schmidt Kranz Group, a family-owned business which has evolved through four generations from building tractors to the manufacture of state-of-the-art hydrogen fuelling stations.

In its latest move to maintain the relevance of its business to the challenges that the world faces today and secure ongoing market leadership, the company has created a new Hydrogen Division within Maximator. Naturally, a new Division Head has also been appointed; Mathias Kurras spoke with H2 View to discuss the rapidly evolving hydrogen mobility scene and technological innovations related to hydrogen fuelling stations, in a special company profile.

Mathias, please remind us… how has Maximator evolved to become a leading manufacturer of hydrogen fuelling stations?

Maximator has interests in high pressure testing, components and hydraulics. As part of a family-owned holding company that has four generations of heritage dating back to the 1800s, the business has continuously evolved to maintain its relevance. On this site in Nordhausen, our company used to make tractors. That was centuries ago. Through a culture of innovation and investment in the right opportunities, this business has transformed to be a key player in the modern hydrogen economy.

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