SFC sells 10,000th EFOY fuel cell

  • 10,000th EFOY will officially handed over to its buyer on the occasion of the biggest caravanning fair in France „Salon de Vehicules de Loisirs' in Le Bourget, Paris
  • SFC has now sold more fuel cell power solutions than any other fuel cell company worldwide
  • SFC and TRIGANO establish EFOY service station in France
  • EFOY fuel cells are standard energy supply of choice in motor homes and increasingly also in industrial off grid and defense applications

Brunnthal/Munich, Germany, and Le Bourget, France – October 8, 2008 – SFC Smart Fuel Cell, world leading supplier of fuel cell products for mobile and off-grid power applications, celebrates another sensational milestone. On October 8, the 10,000th EFOY fuel cell will be officially handed to its buyer, a French motor home owner, in the context of a press conference of the TRIGANO group, France’s biggest motor home and caravanning specialist.

“We are excited that the 10,000th fuel cell was bought by one of our customers here in France, and we are glad to celebrate this important moment together with our partner SFC in Le Bourget“, says Francois Feuillet, Président Directeur General of TRIGANO group. “The fuel cell is a perfect solution for the problem of power independence in the motor home. EFOY fuel cells are top technology yet very easy to use, a fact that has been very beneficial for their rapid commercialization in our market.“

“Being able to personally give the 10,000th EFOY into the hands of the customer, who, as so many before him, bought it for his very individual power supply, is very special for us“, says Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Smart Fuel Cell. “No other fuel cell company has sold so many fuel cell systems following market mechanisms, no other fuel cell company has so much experience in translating demanding individual customer requirements into easy to use, reliable and ever available power solutions, as we at SFC have done. The sale of the 10,000th EFOY fuel cell clearly demonstrates once more that our products have definitely become the standard energy source of choice, not only in motor homes, but also in many other industrial off grid and defense applications. They are successfully used wherever devices have to work reliably and automatically at any time. We are very proud of this unique market success.“

At the same time the TRIGANO daughter EURO ACCESSOIRES and SFC announce the establishment of an EFOY service station in France. Against the background of further intensified customer orientation, this new service station will enable even faster processing of EFOY user questions in Europe’s biggest caravanning market.

The EFOY fuel cell is available as standard or optional equipment in the catalogues of 37 motor home manufacturers. It comes in four models with a charging capacity from 600 to 1,600 Wh per day for use in motor homes, sailboats, and holiday and mountain cabins. EFOY fuel cells are sold at over 800 sales points all over Europe, where customers can also buy the 5 or 10 litre fuel cartridges. Since September 2008 SFC also offers the new EFOY Pro series for professional industrial users. This series with three models with a charging capacity from 600 to 1,600 Wh per day was developed to meet the demanding requirements of off-grid industrial systems like security cameras, measuring and early warning sensors, traffic systems, and many more.

About SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG

SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG (www.sfc.com) is market leader in fuel cell technologies for mobile and off-grid power applications serving the leisure, industrial and defense markets.As one of Germany’s technology pioneers, SFC has won numerous innovation awards.SFC has alliances with leading companies in a wide range of industries.Unlike most other fuel cell manufacturers, who are in the research and development phase or run subsidized demonstration projects, SFC has shipped 10,000 fully commercial products to industrial and private end users for more than four years, and has created a convenient fuel cartridge supply infrastructure. SFC is DIN ISO 9001:2000 certified. SFC is based in Brunnthal, Germany, and has a U.S. sales and technical service office in Atlanta.