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Plug Power GenKey Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Solution Earns a Spot on Food Logistics 2015 FL100+ List for Second Year

LATHAM, N.Y., Dec. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG), a leader in providing clean, reliable energy products, announced that it has been named to the 2015 Food Logistics FL100+ list. Food Logistics is the only publication dedicated exclusively to the global food and beverage supply chain. The publication’s twelfth annual FL100+ list profiles innovative technology and software providers who influence the global food and beverage supply chains.

Plug Power’s notable solution, GenKey, is revolutionizing the hydrogen and fuel cell market for material handling applications. GenKey helps food and beverage companies smoothly transition their material handling vehicles over to hydrogen fuel, with Plug Power serving as the single-source vendor providing:

  • GenDrive fuel cell units
  • GenFuel hydrogen and fueling infrastructure
  • GenCare service and aftermarket support

GenKey was launched in January 2014, and has seen tremendous continued adoption in 2015 with new food and beverage customers including Dietz and Watson and FreezPak, and repeat orders from customers including Newark Farmers Market and Kroger.

Plug Power can attribute the expansion of its serviceable market to improvements made within the GenFuel product suite. Previously, Plug Power customers typically saw positive economic value with large-scale lift truck fleets, upwards of 50 trucks. Additionally, Plug Power’s innovative GenCare service now allows for remote monitoring of GenDrive and GenFuel systems, enabling real time data processing. As a result, Plug Power customer lift truck fleet performance continues to improve, now averaging out at 98% uptime.

Now, due to technology improvements and streamlined supply chain management within the GenDrive, GenFuel and GenCare product lines, Plug Power customers with as few as 20 lift and reach trucks are able to achieve positive payback.

”Plug Power has only seen continued growth in 2015 as the productivity benefits and cost-effectiveness of our solutions are proven in North America and Europe,” said Andy Marsh, CEO at Plug Power. “Plug Power is honored to be recognized for inclusion on the FL100+ list again in 2015, and we congratulate others that have been named as well.”

“Developments in the software and technology sector are generating new opportunities for growers, food manufacturers, grocery retailers and the many logistics providers that support them,” notes Lara L. Sowinski, editor-in-chief at Food Logistics. “Moreover, cloud-based solutions and mobile connectivity are helping create tools that are more flexible, affordable and responsive, making software and technology even more valuable to those in the global food supply chain.”

Plug Power joins other companies who earned a spot on the FL100+ list, which is featured in the November/December 2015 issue of Food Logistics, and is online at www.foodlogistics.com.

About Plug Power Inc.
The powerhouse in hydrogen fuel cell technology, Plug Power is revolutionizing the industry with cost-effective solutions that increase productivity, lower operating costs and reduce carbon footprint. Its signature solution, GenKey, provides an all-inclusive package for customers, incorporating GenFuel hydrogen and fueling infrastructure, GenCare aftermarket service and either GenDrive or ReliOn fuel cell systems. GenDrive, a lead-acid battery replacement, is used in electric lift trucks in high-throughput material handling applications. With more than 9,000 GenDrive units deployed with material handling customers, GenDrive has been proven reliable with over 107 million hours of runtime. Plug Power manufactures tomorrow’s incumbent power solutions today, so customers can POWERAhead. Additional information about the Plug Power brands is available at www.plugpower.com.

About Food Logistics
Food Logistics is published by AC Business Media Inc., a business-to-business media company that provides targeted content and comprehensive, integrated advertising and promotion opportunities for some of the world’s most recognized B2B brands. Its diverse portfolio serves the construction, logistics and supply chain and other industries with print, digital and custom products, Webinars, events and social media.

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Plug Power Media Contact Teal Vivacqua 518.738.0269 media@plugpower.com Media Contact: Lara L. Sowinski Editor-in-Chief (800) 538-5544 x. 1308 lsowinski@acbusinessmedia.com

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