BOC and Cellex to Supply Hydrogen Products for Forklifts

September 19, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

BOC, a large industrial gas company, and Cellex Power Products Inc. (Vancouver, BC), a leader in fuel cell power solutions for industrial vehicles, are working together to develop complete hydrogen supply solutions to power forklift trucks used in large distribution warehouses in North America. Cellex will supply the hydrogen power units that go into the trucks; BOC will provide the indoor hydrogen refueling facilities.

The next round of customer trials of the hydrogen powered forklift trucks is expected to last three months and will take place at customer sites in the US and Canada. The Cellex power units have logged hundreds of truck days to date from its field trials program, which began in February 2002. The next step in the field trials will demonstrate the safe and efficient fueling of hydrogen at customer locations.