The floor and the walls are white, immaculate.
Behind glass cages, the robots are activated with, for only noise, a light pneumatic hiss.
The site is located in Dettingen, about thirty kilometers from Stuttgart, in the heart of the German industrial basin.
It is in this high-tech setting that part of the engine of the vehicles of tomorrow, and even, for a small part, of today, is produced.
“Last year, around 20,000 hydrogen vehicles were sold worldwide
,” explains Marc Perraudin, managing director of the “new energy” division at the automotive supplier Plastic Omnium.
The Dettingen site does not belong directly to Plastic Omnium, but to Ekpo, a joint venture between the French group (which owns 40%) and the German equipment manufacturer ElringKlinger (60%).
The two companies have decided to join forces to manufacture fuel cells, which can transform hydrogen into electricity.
The couple hydrogen tank-fuel cell…
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