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Plug Power Expands FM Logistic Deployment With New Purchase Order

LATHAM, N.Y., July 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG), a leader in providing energy solutions that change the way the world moves, has received a new purchase order from FM Logistic for use of Plug Power’s GenDrive product in its 90,000 square meter logistics facility in Neuville-aux-Bois, France. Plug Power’s world-class GenDrive fuel cell units will be deployed in FM Logistic’s Toyota Material Handling and Crown pallet jacks and reach trucks.

FM Logistic is a family-run business started in 1967 and is one of the leading logistics providers in the European market. Today’s logistics leaders continuously demand high-quality solutions to become more competitive and to continuously improve its processes and resources to meet and exceed customer’s needs. 

Plug Power’s GenDrive fuel cell solution displaces lead-acid batteries in electric lift trucks and enables customers to increase the productivity of its operations, while reducing operational costs.  Plug Power has a suite of CE-certified units available for European material handling customers, including units to support pallet, reach, counterbalance trucks, and tow tractors, enabling a full-fleet conversion. Important to FM Logistic, the GenDrive fuel cell solution produces no harmful emissions and eliminates the costs associated with handling and storing toxic materials.  Plug Power’s European GenCare team will support the GenDrive-fleet.

“Plug Power continues to add new customer names to our resume and we look forward to helping FM Logistic continue to grow its business through the use of GenDrive fuel cells,” said Andy Marsh, CEO of Plug Power. “Our expanded partnership with FM Logistics further strengthens our value proposition that GenDrive applies not just for our core large distribution center markets, but also in extending to smaller-size distribution centers and to the European logistics operations.” 

FM Logistic is an international logistics provider operating in 13 countries including Russia, Brazil, China and India with approximately 60 percent of its revenues coming from other countries than France.

About Plug Power Inc.          
The architects of modern hydrogen and fuel cell technology, Plug Power has revolutionized the industry with its simple GenKey solution, elements of which are designed to increase productivity, lower operating costs and reduce carbon footprints in a reliable, cost-effective way. Plug Power’s GenKey solution couples together all the necessary elements to power, fuel and service a customer. Plug Power is the partner that customers trust to take their businesses into the future. For more information about Plug Power, visit

About FM Logistic Group
Since its creation in 1967, FM Logistic has become one of the international leaders in the fields of warehousing, transport and packing. As an independent Group, it is recognised as being expert in the consumer goods, distribution, perfume/cosmetics, manufacturing and health markets. FM Logistic is present in Asia, Eastern Europe, Central Europe, Western Europe and Latin America with 20 000 staff members and over a billion euros in revenue.

As well as internationalisation, FM Logistic’s development is built on a strong policy of innovation and respect for the environment. The Group pioneered the “pooling” concept (shared transport and logistic resources), for which they received numerous professional distinctions. As an eco-responsible company, FM Logistic became a member of Green Freight Europe in 2014. The aim of this programme is to improve the ecological performance of goods transportation in Europe. In 2015, the Group created CityLogin, the green solution to logistic requirements for the last mile of delivery in major European cities.
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