At the digital general meeting of the VDMA Fuel Cell Working Group, Fabian Kapp, Managing Director of Graebener® Maschinentechnik, was elected to the board, which consists of five members.
Fabian Kapp: “I am very pleased about the election and the trust. The working group has decided to reorient strategically and to focus more strongly on production technologies for fuel cells. I am convinced that the Fuel Cell Working Group is in an excellent position to meet these challenges and that we will advance this important future topic.”
As Managing Director of Graebener® Maschinentechnik, Fabian Kapp brings the necessary skills and technical background to his new role. The Graebener® Bipolar Plate Technologies business unit of his company has been developing and supplying machines and systems for the production of bipolar plates for fuel cells for around 20 years.
The VDMA Fuel Cell Working Group is the platform and forum where around 60 leading companies exchange ideas on the expansion of the fuel cell industry in Germany. These include manufacturers, suppliers as well as technology service providers. “As an association, we are working hard to bring environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies with fuel cells to market maturity. Above all, it is also about transparently presenting the economic and ecological advantages to a broad public,” says Fabian Kapp.
About Graebener® Bipolar Plate Technologies
Graebener® Bipolar Plate Technologies (BPT) is part of Graebener® Maschinentechnik, a medium-sized, family owned machine building company with locations in Netphen (Germany), Houston (USA) and Shanghai (China) as well as various international representatives. For almost 20 years, Graebener® BPT has been one of the first companies to focus on the research and development of hydroforming-based manufacturing processes for bipolar plates. With its Bipolar Plate Technologies division, the company has dedicated itself to setting the quality standard for bipolar plate manufacturing technologies. To achieve this, Graebener® BPT develops innovative processes that help to manufacture components for hydrogen-based energy generation that are tailor-made, integrable, scalable and thus economically efficient.
Graebener® BPT accompanies all strategically important steps towards the optimally designed production plant: Starting from engineering with a view to plate design and plant technology via prototyping and pre-buy service in the in-house application lab up to the customized production plant or line. Experience from almost 100 years of metal processing and worldwide customer-specific special solutions are incorporated into the holistic development partnership with the customer.