Fuel Cell Technologies merges with Acumentrics
KINGSTON, ONT-Fuel Cell Technologies has been acquired by Acumentrics Corporation, of Westwood, Massachusetts, as part of the latter company's expansion of its solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) business. The Kingston, Ontario company will be known as Acumentrics Canada and will focus on engineering new fuel cell products for the residential, commercial and military markets, and on expanding sales throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. Its new offices are located at 706 Fortune Crescent, Kingston, Ont K7P 2T3. "We are extremely pleased to have added this experienced, Canadian team to our growing fuel cell effort," said Acumentrics CEO Gary Simon. "They have a distinguished track record." Gary Allen, sales director for Acumentrics Canada, said, "We are glad to keep our clean energy expertise in Canada. Acumentrics' tubular SOFCs, combined with our system expertise, will allow us to provide high quality products at lower cost to our customers." Acumentrics' fuel cell technology is based on tubular ceramics. Over 30 of the firm's fuel cell power generators, ranging from one to ten kilowatts in size, have been shipped and operated in the field. The company also sells uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) to the military and other mission-critical markets. These products have been built to function in extreme heat and cold, in wet and dry conditions, after severe shaking and shock, even in blowing dirt and sand. More information is available on the Acumentrics Web site, www.acumentrics.com, or from Gary Allen, 613/384-1877, ext 103.