- The automated stack assembly machine from a EU funded project, running to November 2020, was delivered in Q2 2019. The machine was inaugurated in September 2019 by the Bavarian Minister for Economics. This will further reduce our product cost and will allow us to meet increasing demand and bring our technology quicker to the market. With a degree of further investment in the machine, annual stack production capacity can be increased to 30,000.
- Further strengthening our organisation capability within the areas of manufacturing and sales applications.
- In 2019 deliveries of fuel cell systems were made within the stationary and mobile market segments and also in the maritime segment, as demand continues to increase and become more concrete in all segments.
- In 2019 Proton Motor announced the conclusion of a Cooperation agreement with MTSA Technopower B.V. to design, manufacture and sell large power systems based on hydrogen fuel cell stacks, ranging between 0.5 MW and 10 MW.
- In 2019 Proton Motor entered into a joint venture agreement with Schäfer Elektronik GmbH whereby the two companies will integrate Proton's larger industrial fuel cells with Schäfer's power electronics, battery and hydrogen storage systems in one integrated plug and play power unit. This unit will provide in excess of 1 MW of power to supply electric vehicle charging stations
- Inspite of the sales decrease the loss before non-cash embedded derivative movements, was reduced by 19% from £9,608k to £7,804k, as the result of favourable exchange rate movements and cost discipline in line with budget monitoring.
- At the end of April 2020 Proton Motor had order backlog at sales value amounting to £6.2m relating to deliveries to customers partially in 2020 with the remainder in 2021.
- Following the year end, a further €7.2m loan facility has been agreed to ensure operational financing into 2020.