PRESS RELEASE: Billerica, MA, February 7, 2011 — Nuvera Fuel Cells, Inc., a global provider of integrated PEM fuel cell stacks, integrated fuel cell systems, and hydrogen generators for on-site refueling, today announced that it has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification at its Billerica, MA headquarters. This certification indicates that Nuvera's Quality Management System (QMS) meets ISO's criteria, specifically the ability to consistently provide product that meets customer and applicable regulatory requirements, and aims to enhance customer satisfaction. Nuvera underwent a rigorous audit by Perry Johnson Registrars, a global accreditation body, to earn the certification.
In earning this certification, Nuvera has demonstrated a strong commitment to its Quality Management System, which documents the company's best business practices and adheres to a strict policy of continuous improvement. Nuvera's Billerica headquarters encompasses 24 research and development labs, over 50,000 square feet of manufacturing space, and the company's head offices.
"The satisfaction of our customers is critically important, and we are committed to providing them with high quality products," commented Prabhu Rao, Vice President of Operations at Nuvera Fuel Cells. "Earning this prestigious certification is a major achievement for us, particularly in this early commercialization phase, as we continue to establish our manufacturing and supply chain operations for both PowerEdge™ and PowerTap™ product lines."
- PowerEdge™ is a hybrid system consisting of a fuel cell power module, advanced maintenance-free batteries, compressed hydrogen storage tanks, OEM recommended counterweight, and a computerized control system with operator interface. Unlike conventional batteries, PowerEdge stays in the truck and is refueled in less than 2 minutes by PowerTap. A freezer package is available for cold storage applications. Quick refueling, combined with consistent voltage throughout the shift, has led to productivity gains during field trials of 10% and higher.
- PowerTap™ is a line of hydrogen generators and hydrogen stations that provide customers with a cost effective source of hydrogen. The Hydrogen Generator utilizes steam methane reforming to produce hydrogen on-site, eliminating transportation costs. The Hydrogen Station provides fast and easy hydrogen refueling that operators can do themselves. Refueling fuel cell forklifts rather than charging lead acid batteries off the grid can lower emissions by up to 33%. In North America and Canada, Airgas is our exclusive sales and service agent for PowerTap.
ABOUT NUVERA FUEL CELLS, LLC
Nuvera Fuel Cells is an alternative-power technology company focused on fuel cell stacks and related systems, on-site hydrogen production and dispensing systems for both commercial end-users and OEMs. Located in the U.S. and Europe, Nuvera manufactures hydrogen supply and fuel cell power products designed for efficiency, safety, and productivity. Visit www.nuvera.com.
Company contact: Duvan Hoffmann, Nuvera Fuel Cells; 617-245-7565