The demand for zero-emission mobility and H2 infrastructure is rising as the world is becoming ever more committed to combatting climate change. Hexagon Purus opened its new H2 cylinder manufacturing hub in Kassel, Germany.
This is Hexagon Purus’ third opening of a new manufacturing facility this year, following the successful openings of the manufacturing facility for battery systems in Kelowna (Canada) in April and the H2 cylinder manufacturing facility in Westminster (Maryland, U.S.) in January.
The new 83,000 square foot state-of-the art facility in Kassel can support annual production of more than 40,000 type 4 high-pressure H2 cylinders for fuel cell electric mobility and H2 infrastructure applications. The new facility will employ up to 300 skilled workers and significantly increase Hexagon Purus’ current H2 cylinder manufacturing capacity. The current footprint of the facility also allows for further expansion since the building can accommodate additional production lines as demand for H2 storage applications continues to grow.
“We are very excited to announce the opening of our new greenfield site in Kassel. This will play a central role in further developing Hexagon Purus as a world-class manufacturer of safe and reliable H2 cylinders. With this facility, we have the necessary capacity to meet the rapidly growing demand for our H2 infrastructure and mobility applications,” said Michael Kleschinski, EVP at Hexagon Purus. “We believe the demand for our offerings will continue to increase, and we now have the footprint to support future customer growth.”
With the opening of the new H2 cylinder manufacturing hub in Kassel, Hexagon Purus is relocating its current H2 cylinder manufacturing from its former site in Kassel that was shared with Hexagon Composites.