The newly founded joint venture EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies (EKPO) is a full-service supplier of fuel cell stacks and components. Our technology, our applications, and our products for fuel cells are based on expertise of more than two decades. Combined, we have been in business for more than 200 years. We have a keen understanding of our customers' activities and are fully conversant with the exacting standards that apply within the automotive sector.
Our goal is clearly defined: the development and large-scale production of high-performance fuel cell stacks aimed at driving forward CO2-neutral mobility – whether on the road, rail, water, or off-highway.
To this end, ElringKlinger has integrated its entire fuel cell business, while Plastic Omnium is contributing resources centered around development and industrial-scale production. The overall package is nothing less than a benchmark for the entire industry.
As an independent and globally positioned supplier, ElringKlinger is a powerful and reliable partner to the automotive industry. Be it passenger car or commercial vehicle, equipped with an optimized combustion engine, with hybrid technology or with an all-electric motor, the Group offers innovative solutions for all types of drive system. Developing cutting-edge battery and fuel cell technology as well as electric drive units, ElringKlinger was among the frontrunners when it came to positioning itself as a specialist in the field of e-mobility. Moreover, the Group provides sealing technology, shielding systems and lightweight products around the engine and the body structure of a vehicle. These efforts are supported by a dedicated workforce of around 10,000 people at 45 ElringKlinger Group locations around the globe.
Around the world, Plastic Omnium provides carmakers with innovative solutions for more connected and sustainable mobility. A global leader in its three businesses, the Group develops and produces intelligent exterior systems, clean energy systems and customized complex modules. With an international footprint of 131 plants, 25 R&D centers and a 2,700 patent portfolio, Plastic Omnium relies on its 31,000 employees to meet the challenges of clean and smart mobility. Innovation-driven since its creation, Plastic Omnium is now paving the way for the zero carbon car through its investments in hydrogen solutions, for which the Group has ambitions to become world leader throughout the entire value chain.