Oorja Protonics Secures Purchase Order From Super Store Industries For Installing OorjaPac Units

April 27, 2009 by Jeff Shepard

Oorja Protonics (Oorja), a company that commercializes methanol-based fuel cells for forklift applications, announced that it has received a purchase order from Super Store Industries (SSI) for installing the OorjaPac on SSI’s entire material handling fleet operating in the freezer at its Lathrop facility.

Sanjiv Malhotra, CEO and President of Oorja said, "In our transition to commercializing the OorjaPac within the food and dairy industry, we see this relationship with SSI as a very strong one. SSI is not only a leader within this space but also is leading the path to introducing various innovative technologies. We are very excited about the potential of working with SSI."

Pete Blasquez, Vice President of Warehousing and Transportation at SSI, commented, "We have been at the forefront of evaluating technologies that could potentially enhance the productivity of our material handling operations. Our evaluation of the OorjaPac as an on-board battery charger for our material handling fleet has impressed us with regards to productivity benefits, cost savings, safety benefits and environmental benefits provided by Oorja’s methanol fuel cell solution. Keeping these values in perspective, SSI is moving ahead with retrofitting a portion of our material handling fleet."