Hydrogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HYGS; TSX: HYG) (“Hydrogenics” or “the Company”), a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and fuel cell power modules, today announced, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy’s fourth annual Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Day, that it has opened its newest North American facility in Carlsbad, California. Located near San Diego, the site will primarily focus on the integration of hydrogen fuel cell systems into heavy-duty truck and bus platforms for customers in California, while also serving as a local support center for fueling, energy storage and power system projects throughout the state.

Rob Del Core, Managing Director of Hydrogenics USA, stated, “This marks an exciting moment in the business evolution of Hydrogenics. While we’ve had sales and service staff committed to California and the broader US markets for over a decade, we’ve come to recognize – with the state ranked as the world’s fifth largest economy – the importance of having a dedicated presence to support the needs of our customers there and strengthen our business development activities.”

“Hydrogenics has long been a proponent of important California initiatives designed to reduce society’s reliance on fossil fuels,” added Daryl Wilson, President and CEO of Hydrogenics. “We supported the very early rollout of fueling stations and various vehicle platforms that showcase the benefits of hydrogen technology, and this new facility underscores our commitment to the state and its customers. We envision a bright future for Hydrogenics in California, where we see excellent market potential for our advanced fuel cell power systems, energy storage applications, and electrolysis-based hydrogen fueling stations.”

About Hydrogenics
Hydrogenics Corporation is a world leader in engineering and building the technologies required to enable the acceleration of a global power shift. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Hydrogenics provides hydrogen generation, energy storage and hydrogen power modules to its customers and partners around the world. Hydrogenics has manufacturing sites in Germany, Belgium and Canada and service centers in Russia, Europe, the US and Canada.

About National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day
National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day was created to help raise awareness of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies and to celebrate the vast potential hydrogen technologies have today and in future. October 8th (10.08) was chosen in reference to the atomic weight of hydrogen (1.008).