Air Products and Suzuki Shokan to develop H2 fuelling


Air Products and Suzuki Shokan have jointly announced the signing of an ‘Alliance Agreement’ for the two companies to work together on the design, construction and operation of hydrogen fuelling stations.

The newly constructed stations for use in fuelling the material handling vehicle market in Japan. 

Air Products and Suzuki Shokan, an industrial gas company based in Tokyo, Japan, will take Air Products’ proven hydrogen fuelling technology and work jointly to make any needed infrastructure modifications in order to meet Japanese laws and regulations.  As part of the Alliance, the companies also agreed to a standard Equipment, Engineering and License for Suzuki Shokan’s purchase and use of key equipment to be supplied by Air Products for the implementation of Air Products’ SmartFuel® hydrogen fuelling station technology.

“We have a great deal of experience supporting the material handling market with hydrogen fuelling technology and related infrastructure.  This Alliance with Suzuki Shokan is a tremendous opportunity to work with a recognised leader in the Japanese industrial gas market to serve the material handling industry in that region of the world.  Japan’s keen interest in hydrogen fuelling for the automotive market provides a natural extension to hydrogen fuelling for material handling.  Working with Suzuki Shokan, we can meet the needs of this market,” said Ed Kiczek, global business director – Hydrogen Energy Systems at Air Products.  Kiczek added that the Alliance is already in discussion with multiple high-profile customers for the first deployment.

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