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Plug Power to Expand Hydrogen Fuel Cell Service for Food Logistics Firm

November 28, 2022 by Dan McCue
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CARTERET, N.J. — FreezPak Logistics, a leading third-party logistics company in the consumer foods sector, has announced plans to expand its operations by utilizing the advantages offered by green hydrogen fuel cells provided by Latham, New York-based Plug Power Inc.

Under the terms of an agreement announced ahead of the holidays, Plug Power will provide the logistics firm with fuel cells, hydrogen storage and fueling infrastructure at 11 sites in total — three that were already customers and nine more that have either come online since the two companies began working together or are expected to come online in 2023.

The new business represents an additional 400 lift trucks that will rely on Plug Power’s hydrogen-based fuel cells.

“FreezPak Logistics has been a longstanding believer in Plug’s innovative technology and hydrogen fuel cells,”said Plug Power CEO Andy Marsh in a written statement. 

“We are thrilled to expand our partnership, which further improves the American supply chain and decreases carbon emissions,” he said.

FreezPak Logistics has been a Plug Power customer for the past eight years. During that time, it reported seeing a dramatic increase in the productivity of its operations due to the fact that hydrogen fuel cells could be used over the course of an entire shift without needing to be recharged.

“FreezPak continually strives for ways to be more efficient, sustainable and increase productivity,” said Dave Saoud, FreezPak Logistics co-founder and CEO, in a written statement. “Given our long-term relationship with Plug, it makes sense to work together toward a common vision — progression and reducing carbon emissions.”

In addition to the gains in productivity, FreezPak executives said they also saw their electricity bills drop by 31.5% and the usual space in their facilities increase by up to 5,000 square feet per location.

Dan can be reached at dan@thewellnews.com and @DanMcCue

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