Carrefour Group as new customer for fuel cell forklifts
Carrefour Group, the second-largest retailer in the world, will purchase more than 150 fuel cell units (GenDrive ), to be deployed in STILL-brand class-2 and class-3 electric lift trucks at Carrefour's brand new distribution center located in Vendin-lès-Béthune, France.
The deployment will materialize thanks to the FCH JU financial support via the HyLIFT-EUROPE project and the units are delivered by Plug Power Inc, a leader in providing energy solutions. Securing Carrefour as fuel cell customer is a significant milestone that provides critical validation for hydrogen and fuel cells throughout the continent.
The aim of HyLIFT-EUROPE is to demonstrate up to 200 fuel cell material handling vehicles and associated refuelling infrastructure at 10-20 sites across Europe, making it the largest European trial of hydrogen fuel cell material handling vehicles so far and the world’s first large scale demonstration of airport tow tractors.