Hexagon opens commercial hub in Germany
By Mike Brezonick05 November 2021
Hexagon Composites, a global supplier of clean energy solutions for transportation, has opened a new commercial center in Munich, Germany. Strategically located close to some of Europe’s largest original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and fleet operators, Hexagon said the move expands its in-market customer support in coordination with manufacturing capacity expansion.
A “one-stop-shop” for clean energy solutions, the center facilitates a large spectrum of Hexagon’s portfolio from Hexagon Agility’s compressed (renewable) natural gas solutions to Hexagon Purus’ hydrogen and battery electric vehicle solutions and Hexagon Digital Wave’s advanced cylinder testing and diagnostic capabilities.
Aiming to replicate the success of Hexagon’s U.S. commercial hub in Salisbury, N.C., the new European counterpart is tactically located in the proverbial “backyard” of Hexagon’s European OEM customers. The purpose of the center is to further enhance customer intimacy with in-market resources in the areas of application engineering and aftermarket support, the company said.
“The shift to alternative fuels in Europe is being driven by fleets and brands seeking to lead the decarbonization effort,” said Eric Bippus, senior vice president, Global Sales and Marketing, Hexagon Agility. “The pace of development demands strong and close collaboration with each of them,” said Eric Bippus, SVP Global Sales and Marketing, Hexagon Agility. “With this new commercial center in Europe, we are better prepared to meet this demand with a strong team in sales and marketing, OEM application engineering, and program management focused on supporting OEMs and fleets in the adoption of Hexagon’s broad portfolio of clean solutions. In addition, technical after-sales and support will be augmented from the Munich location.”
“Remaining in close alignment with our commercial vehicle customers’ needs and values is paramount to be successful in driving the energy transformation,” said Michael Kleschinski, executive vice president of Hexagon Purus LDC. “With the expansion of our European manufacturing facility in Kassel and the recent acquisition of Wystrach GmbH, it is only natural to secure that our in-market support expands with it.”