Kion Group investing €11m in fuel cells for forklift trucks

The Kion Group is investing €11m in developing fuel cell systems for its industrial trucks and developing its own hydrogen production on site.

The group plans to launch its own 24 V fuel cell system for warehouse equipment this spring.

This means that the group’s brands will soon be able to offer their customers everything from a single source: the forklift, fuel cells, and associated service.

CEO Rob Smith said, “As of today, the Kion Group will be the only manufacturer of forklifts and warehouse equipment in the European market to produce its own fuel cells, something that truly sets us apart.  There is huge demand from our customers and we hope that this technology will allow us to meet ever-increasing calls for intralogistics to become more resource-conscious and sustainable, while at the same time also meet demands for rapid refuelling.”

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