What are those strengths?
We can deliver everything from a single source if our customers would like us to. That gives them a responsible point of contact, from the development of the application, all the way to the production, startup and servicing of the entire hybrid system of fuel cells and batteries. The result is that we can provide all-around or very specific support, depending on the application and the customer’s requirements. We are flexible on this.
For years, our customers have trusted our technologies, know-how and capacity for industrialization in the battery and fuel cell business. Thanks to targeted steps in our development work, we have steadily expanded our position in the market and are giving our customers significant added value thanks to the longevity and efficiency of our systems and the focus of our development activities. Today we can even zero in on made-to-order hybrid solutions. We don’t think in technology silos. But we do have a special feature and a key distinguishing characteristic: It is our flexibility and consulting expertise as we design the best energy solution from the customer’s standpoint in every case.
Where are the remaining challenges?
We are now seeing a technological upheaval as we pursue the goal of a climate-neutral society. The changes involve every sector, including transportation, energy and manufacturing. The impact is accordingly substantial. Different questions have been raised, and we have to find the answers to them: How can we “green” our society by producing ecologically harmless hydrogen in sufficient amounts? How can we build up the required fueling infrastructure? How can we manufacture a highly efficient fuel cell technology on a mass scale that meets the needs of the heavy-duty sector?
These challenges involve a new technology, and a market still has to be shaped for it. We want to actively make a contribution to the effort. We are looking beyond our own horizons and, along with our strong partners in this project, we are taking the entire value creation chain into account. This is crucial if we hope to make climate neutrality more than just a technological possibility. We want it to be economically achievable as well.