Proton Motor to expand manufacturing capability
This represents a seven-fold increase in the space available for production compared to the company´s current premises.
Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH has signed a fifteen-year lease agreement for a modern 13,500m² production facility.
This additional location will be used successively from the second quarter of 2023 to substantially expand the company`s manufacturing, testing, and capacity. The expansion will supplement the current 6,000m² sites in Puchheim, which will now become the development facility for fuel cell stacks and hydrogen fuel cell engines.
The facility is located in the town of Fuerstenfeldbruck, 12km from the Puchheim headquarters and the Munich metropolitan region. The total land surface of the site is 25,700m². The new premises comprise over 13,500m² of useable space, of which over 10,500m²can be dedicated to production, testing and development, and the rest for office usage.
With the enhancement of production capacity in line with the expected increase in order volumes to combat global climate warming and to push the security of energy supply, the Proton Motor Board of Directors has approved the expansion of the company production facilities and also the enlargement of the sales department.
In anticipation of this increased demand for the company’s products, Proton Motor intends to increase its annual production capacity to 5,000 hydrogen fuel cell engines and up to 30,000 fuel cell stacks
Dr. Faiz Nahab, CEO of Proton Motor, said, “The additional space provided by the new facility will give Proton Motor the required capacity to produce, test and deliver hydrogen fuel cell engines in line with this anticipated growing demand.”