Canada-based Hydrogenics, a developer and manufacturer of hydrogen and fuel cell products, has announced that it has signed a five-year preferred supplier agreement with Linde Gas Division.

Through the agreement Hydrogenics will be a preferred supplier of onsite hydrogen generators to Linde Gas.

"We are very pleased to have finalized this preferred supply agreement with Hydrogenics," said Dr. Rainer Schlicher, member of the operational board of Linde Gas.

"Under this arrangement they will supply us with important hydrogen generation equipment that enables us to satisfy the needs of Linde customers for high purity hydrogen, in particular those in outlying areas."