Ballard Power to supply fuel cells to Hyster-Yale

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

VANCOUVER – Ballard Power Systems has signed a Master Supply Agreement (MSA) with Hyster-Yale Group to supply a minimum annual volume of Ballard FCgen-1020 air-cooled fuel cell stacks for use in powering Class 3 lift trucks and support on the design of a fuel cell electric propulsion system to power these lift trucks. The MSA runs until 2022.

Hyster-Yale is a leading global lift truck OEM offering over 280 different lift truck models and generating consolidated annual revenues of $2.9 billion. In 2014 Hyster-Yale’s acquisition of Nuvera activated a strategy to design purpose-built, optimized fuel cell-powered lift trucks, and put in place significant expertise and capabilities for fuel cells.

The collaboration with Ballard, Nuvera, and Hyster-Yale will focus on air-cooled stacks for low power applications, complementing the existing Nuvera fuel cell solutions.