News & Updates

Oct 29, 2012
1800 Visitors to Hydrogenics Open House “Open Bedrijvendag” at Hydrogenics Europe in Oevel, Belgium

OpenHouseBelgium1“Business Discovery Day” in Belgium was first started in 1991 and is a country-wide initiative with the cooperation of both national and regional governments along with the media and local businesses. This year Hydrogenics Europe was nominated in two categories “Most Innovative Company” and “Factory of the Future”. Held on Sunday October 7th, Hydrogenics used the opportunity to show over 1800 visitors the expansion of our production hall along with all the other enhancements that have been made to our electrolyzer manufacturing facility in the past year.

OpenHouseBelgium2A hydrogen powered bus provided and operated by Van Hool n.v. shuttled visitors back and forth to our facility throughout the day. A tour, including an introduction to the company, and its technologies led visitors to all key areas of the facility. Areas of interest included membrane production, and our newly expanded production hall. The latest in electrolyzer technology (a HyStat Type 5) was demonstrated. A hydrogen powered Hyundai FCEV vehicle along with a hydrogen powered go-cart were also on display along with a Hydrogenics fuel cell powered forklift.

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OpenHouseBelgium4“This day was enjoyed by all of our visitors and made possible by our great team of employees who all worked together to make this a succesful event” said Filip Smeets, Managing Director of Hydrogenics Europe. Hydrogenics would like to thank all of the external sponsors and companies for their contribution such as but not limited to Van Hool n.v., Hyundai of Belgium and WaterstofNET region.