Our Team

A technology lives exclusively through the people who develop it. People who shape the performance and personal face of our company with special commitment, innovative ideas and comprehensive know-how.

Moved by the fascination for future technologies, they work daily on the development and critical examination of new concepts, whose consistent quality is both a claim and a challenge.

Our motivation is to offer our customers viable high-tech innovations every day that are always one step ahead of the times and in step with their individual needs.

That is PROTON MOTOR.

We are top-nominated for the "Innovation Life" Award!

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Our Company History

  • 1998
    Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH was founded on 1 January 1998 from "Magnet Motor", which had already existed since 1994.
  • 2001
    Commissioning of the world's first fuel cell powered forklift truck at Munich Airport.
  • 2006
    IPO of Proton Motor Systems plc as parent company of Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (code: PPS).
  • 2007
    Relocation of Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH from Starnberg to Puchheim near Munich. The world's first triple hybrid forklift truck was also presented at the opening ceremony of the new company headquarters.
    PM Cargo Lifter
  • 2008
    Within the EU-funded Zemship project, the world's first fuel cell-powered passenger ship was built. The 50 kW Proton Motor fuel cell provided emission-free and silent transport for tourists on Hamburg's Alster and canals.
    PM - Zemship
  • 2009
    Proton Motor and Škoda Electric a.s. present the world's first public bus with Triple Hybrid® drive system, consisting of batteries, supercaps and fuel cells.
    PM SkodaFCbus
  • 2013
    Expansion of the hydrogen infrastructure at the company headquarters in Puchheim with a hydrogen tank.
  • 2013
    Presentation of the world's first electric commercial vehicle powered in parallel by battery and fuel cell in the 7.5 to 12 tonne weight class.
  • 2014
    World record drive from Munich to Berlin with the electric 7.5t truck Newton equipped with a HyRange® 8 fuel cell system.
    PM Weltrekordfahrt
  • 2015
    Signing of the cooperation agreement between Proton Motor and the DB Bahnbau Group to install fuel cell-based emergency power systems in the railway sector.
  • 2015
    Expansion of the product range to include battery UPS systems and solar battery storage systems through the integration of Spower GmbH.
  • 2016
    The world's first energy self-sufficient multi-family house in Switzerland, which supplies itself via self-produced hydrogen from solar power and a fuel cell from Proton Motor.
  • 2017
    Delivery of a container-based 75 kVA fuel cell power plant to supply energy to parts of the port in Orkney.
  • 2018
    Anniversary celebration "20 years of Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH".
  • 2019
    Joint venture "Clean Logistics GmbH" for trucks up to 44 tonnes with fuel cells.
  • 2019
    Cooperation agreement with Škoda Electric a.s. for cooperation in the development, sale and maintenance of fuel cell electric buses.
  • 2019
    Commissioning of the "Fit-4-AMandA" stack manufacturing robot to increase production capacity up to 5,000 fuel cell units per year.
    PM Fit-4-AMandA
  • 2020
    Record first quarter with incoming orders of 6.4 million euros.
  • 2020
    On-schedule delivery of the APEX Teterow order despite the global corona situation for the new hydrogen power plant in Rostock-Laage.

With more than 20 years of experience, the internationally active Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH is Germany’s expert for energy solutions with cleantech technologies and a specialist for fuel cells in this field. The company, which currently has 95 employees, is a wholly owned operating subsidiary of “Proton Motor Power Systems plc” based in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, which has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since October 2006.

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Our Awards

  • 2010

    Hermes Award Nomination

    Presentation of the certificate during the Night of Innovations at the Hannover Messe 2010

  • 2014

    Together with the logistics company Hermes, Proton Motor receives the Innovation Award 2014 from “KEP” magazine.

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