The supermarket will use 200 GenDrive units in its Halle

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  Plug Power Inc. announced Colruyt Group, an €8.6 billion chain of supermarkets in Belgium and France, as its next GenDrive fuel cell customer in Europe. The supermarket will use 200 GenDrive units in its Halle, Belgium, facility. The units will be rolled-out in two phases: 75 units in phase one and 125 in phase two. Plug Power continues to expand its operations in the $20 billion European lift truck market with its hydrogen and fuel cell products.

  Colruyt Group distinguishes itself through the value-driven craftsmanship of its products and the sustainable entrepreneurship in its operations. The company’s sustainability initiatives involve optimizing its own operations and collaborating with others in its supply chain to minimize its impact on the environment. Adoption of the GenDrive fuel cell solution enhances this initiative.

  “Already for many years, sustainable entrepreneurship has been embedded in the Colruyt Group’s DNA as an essential part of our business culture,” said Jonas Cautaerts, Project Engineer Energy & Environment. “We aim to set a positive spiral in motion from an economic perspective but also to create added value in the social and ecological field. Hydrogen,not natuaral gas gathering compressor based station is one of the many projects we have developed to reduce our ecological impact.”

  “Plug Power"s GenDrive hydrogen fuel cell systems fits nicely with the technology-forward mission and innovative operational leadership of Colruyt Group,” said Andy Marsh, CEO for Plug Power. “The company"s use of GenDrive benefits its operations, its employees and its communities. We look forward to helping the company continue to grow its sustainability efforts as its business grows in Europe.”

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