ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., March 18, 2016—Two power industry leaders have joined forces to better serve their customers and to bring hybrid portable power solutions to the broader marketplace. Solar Stik®, Inc., a U.S. based leader in the portable power industry, and SFC Energy entered the first phase of a multi-phase, cooperative venture with Solar Stik providing collaborative support at its Florida-based headquarters for SFC Energy to better serve its North American customers.
SFC Energy, headquartered in Germany, is a leading provider of fuel cell solutions to the stationary and mobile power generation markets around the globe. The collaboration allows SFC Energy to service its fuel cell products at Solar Stik’s St. Augustine, Fla. facility. During the first phase of the venture, Solar Stik team members will assist SFC Energy in logistics, service, and inventory support.
“As fuel cell technologies are rapidly maturing, this alignment of Solar Stik and SFC Energy will position both companies to take advantage of each other’s strategic positions in the field of application,” explained Brian Bosley, CEO of Solar Stik.
Both Solar Stik and SFC have complimentary capabilities and both service similar customers in the portable power marketspace.
“Solar Stik and SFC Energy are a perfect match. Our U.S. based customers will appreciate the very high level of service and expertise that Solar Stik is known for industry wide. In addition, we will jointly design and manufacture energy solutions for the U.S. market using SFC’s fuel cell products and Solar Stik system integration know-how for our joint customer base,” said Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy.
The completion of the transition of SFC Energy’s U.S. service and repair operations to Solar Stik’s headquarters is anticipated to be complete by the end of April 2016. SFC Energy Inc headquarters will be located in Winter Park, Fla. and will cooperate in joint marketing with Solar Stik. Following the successful transition, SFC Energy plans to designate Solar Stik as the preferred U.S. integrator of SFC Energy products into Solar Stik customer deliverables for U.S. customers.