McPhy hydrogen station production capacity to rise sevenfold
The new site will strengthen the company position in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, a pioneering region in the development of hydrogen.
McPhy, a French company working on hydrogen production and distribution equipment technology, to open a new site for the development and mass production of hydrogen stations in Grenoble, France.
In March 2022, McPhy will shift to the new rented site, spread over a 4,000 m2 existing industrial building. The plant will bring together the research and innovation, engineering and production activities currently based in La Motte-Fanjas and Grenoble.
The plant is expected to start operations in March 2022, increasing the company hydrogen station production capacity sevenfold, from 20 to 150 units/year. Once in full operation, the plant is expected to create 100 jobs in the area.
McPhy already has 35 stations delivered or in the process of being delivered. This new facility will significantly lower production costs while guaranteeing optimum delivery times. In addition, it aims to mass-produce its new range of stations for refuelling all types of vehicles including light vehicles, buses, trucks and trains.
Laurent Carme, CEO of McPhy, said, “This new industrial site marks an important milestone in McPhy’s history and in our transition to industrial scale.”
Antoine Ressicaud, Chief Manufacturing & Procurement Officer, said, “From an economic standpoint, our ramp-up and the volume effect will result in significant gains in competitiveness.”