Energy solutions provider, Plug Power Inc., has received a new purchase order from international logistics business FM Logistic to deploy fuel cell units into its warehouse machinery in France.

The US-based company’s GenDrive fuel cell units will be installed in FM Logistic’s Toyota Material Handling and Crown pallet jacks and reach trucks. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

The fuel cell solution has been designed as an alternative to using industrial lead-acid batteries and can slot into existing material handling truck fleets. The units recharge in just two minutes and are zero-emission – eliminating any cost or time associated with handling, swapping batteries and storage.

Plug Power’s GenDrive fuel cell units will be utilised in FM Logistic’s Neuville-aux-Bois facility in the north-central region of France. It is understood that Plug Power’s European GenCare team, and ongoing maintenance programme, will support this new fleet.

Andy Marsh, CEO of Plug Power, stressed, “Our expanded partnership with FM Logistics further strengthens our value proposition that GenDrive applies not just for our core large distribution centre markets, but also in extending to smaller-size distribution centres and to the European logistics operations.”


FM Logistic is based in France but operates in 13 countries including Russia, Brazil, China and India and provides logistics solutions in the consumer goods, distribution, manufacturing and health markets.