Proton Motor Fuel Cell has taken delivery of a stack manufacturing robot which will allow it to increase the production capacity to 5,000 fuel cell units per annum.
A milestone in the company’s history, the robot was financed by the European Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU).
Proton Motor was one of five professional bodies that took part in the development and rigorous testing programme in order to perfect performance and manufacturing capacity of the robot.
In order to meet the further increasing demand in the coming years, the fuel cell specialist has worked with the robot manufacturer to develop further production capacity.
By slightly changing the layout of the machine, the capacity can be increased up to 30,000 stack units per annum.
“We are delighted with this important development in the company ́s progress as it contributes greatly to manufacturing ability and puts Proton Motor in a commanding position to receive larger quantity orders before the end of 2020,” said Proton Motor`s Chairman Helmut Gierse.