The demand for zero-emission mobility and hydrogen infrastructure is rising as the world is becoming ever more committed to combatting climate change. Hexagon Purus, (Oslo, Norway) a leading manufacturer of zero-emission mobility and hydrogen infrastructure solutions, recently opened its new hydrogen cylinder manufacturing hub in Kassel, Germany. This is Hexagon Purus’ third opening of a new manufacturing facility this year, following the successful openings of the manufacturing facility for battery systems in Kelowna (Canada) in April and the hydrogen cylinder manufacturing facility in Westminster (Maryland, US) in January.
The new 83,000 square foot state-of-the art facility in Kassel can support annual production of more than 40,000 type 4 high-pressure hydrogen cylinders for fuel cell electric mobility and hydrogen infrastructure applications. The new facility will employ up to 300 skilled workers and significantly increase Hexagon Purus’ current hydrogen cylinder manufacturing capacity. The current footprint of the facility also allows for further expansion since the building can accommodate additional production lines as demand for hydrogen storage applications continues to grow.
With the opening of the new hydrogen cylinder manufacturing hub in Kassel, Hexagon Purus is relocating its current hydrogen cylinder manufacturing from its former site in Kassel that was shared with Hexagon Composites.