SFC Energy Group and ACAL BFi close distribution agreement

  • ACAL BFi will offer SFC’s EFOY Pro fuel cell generators as part of theACAL BFi Power Solutions portfolio
  • Full SFC Group portfolio of power generation, power conversion and power management products now distributed by ACAL BFi
  • Efficient EFOY Pro fuel cell generators made available to users in demanding Power Solution applications

Brunnthal/Munich, Germany, November 13, 2012 – SFC Energy Group, technology and market leader for portable, mobile, and off-grid power generation and distribution, and ACAL BFi, a leading technology supplier providing specialist design, sales and marketing services for international customers in the fields of electronic components, power supplies and system components, have concluded a distribution agreement. In the context of the agreement, ACAL BFi will now also offer SFC Energy’s successful range of EFOY Pro fuel cell generators as part of their Power Solutions portfolio to meet customer demands. For several years, ACAL BFi has already been a distributor of the power conversion products (e.g. dc-dc converters and ac-dc switched mode power supplies) of PBF Group B.V., a member of SFC Energy Group. With the EFOY Pro fuel cell generators ACAL BFi will now offer the full portfolio of SFC Group’s power generation, power conversion and power management products and solutions for professional industry as well as defense & security applications

SFC’s EFOY Pro power solutions are independent off-grid power generators for professional industrial applications in the oil & gas and wind industries, traffic management, surveillance, analytical and semiconductor equipment. They provide reliable, autonomous weather independent power for stationary, mobile, and vehicle-based industrial applications. Thanks to the high energy density of their fuel, EFOY Pro fuel cell enable months of autonomy, considerably reducing logistics and service costs.

“With our EFOY Pro fuel cell generator becoming part of the ACAL BFi product offering we have brought this efficient, silent and environmentally friendly power source even closer to users in demanding power supply applications, where the reliable, remote-controllable 24/7 availability of power is a must”, says Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy. “The fact that ACAL BFi, a large internationally successful technical design-in distributor and solutions provider has selected our EFOY Pro as part of their product offer reflects the attraction and the value of our power solutions in these markets.”

“The addition of the off-grid power systems from SFC to our power product offering opens exciting new opportunities in the industrial and defence markets”, says Paul Webster, Group Management & Operations Director of Acal Plc. “Working closely with a leading edge supplier like SFC helps us to ensure we have the most innovative range in the market for our customers.”

From November 13 to 16, ACAL BFi and SFC Energy will present their portfolio and solutions at their joint exhibit at electronica 2012 in Munich, hall B6, booth 223.

More information on EFOY Pro fuel cells at www.efoy-pro.com and on the PBF product offering at www.pbfgroup.nl.

Acal BFi (www.acalbfi.com) is a pan-European technical distributor with specialist skills and in-house services which allow OEMs to minimise time-to-market during concept development, prototyping and manufacturing. Specialist teams help OEMs to create new revenue streams by using emerging technologies in a number of key vertical sectors: wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) networking, defence and aerospace, medical, industrial, telecommunications, offshore and security. A carefully-selected product portfolio combines electronic and photonics components. These include semiconductors and RF μwave, frequency control and power management components as well as microsystems, electromechanical, interconnect, passive and magnetic devices. The photonics product range features electro-optics, imaging and fibre-optics, optical systems, assemblies and metals.

About SFC Energy AG
SFC Energy AG (www.sfc.com) is a market leader for off grid and stationary power generation and distribution. With approx. 25,000 fuel cells sold the Company has successfully and globally established fully commercialized and award winning products in the Consumer, Industry, and Defense & Security markets for many years. Equally successfully, the group develops, produces and globally distributes higher level power management components, e.g. converters and switched mode power supplies. The products increasingly are delivered as power supply system solutions according to customer requirements. SFC is DIN ISO 9001:2008 certified. The Company is based in Brunnthal/Munich, Germany, and operates facilities in the Netherlands and Romania, and a sales organization in the U.S. SFC Energy AG is listed at the Deutsche Boerse Prime Standard (WKN: 756857 ISIN: DE0007568578).