Plug Power Meets Projected Order Targets for Fourth Quarter of 2013; Reports Orders of $32M
Plug Power (Nasdaq: PLUG), a leader in providing clean, reliable energy solutions, today announces it has met order targets set for the fourth quarter of 2013. Orders for the fourth quarter of 2013 totaled approximately $32 million, and includes contracts with Walmart, Kroger, Procter & Gamble, Bridgestone, BMW, Sysco, Ace Hardware, CVS, Mercedes Benz, Lowes, Stihl, and Coke.
Key highlights associated with Plug Power's fourth quarter bookings include:
* A contract to deploy multiple sites with a single food distribution customer using Plug Power's turnkey GenDrive solution which includes products, service, and hydrogen; * Repeat business with key material handling giants like Walmart, Kroger, Mercedes Benz, and BMW, resulting in fleet expansion and follow-on orders. These orders include both products and recurring revenue for service; * And, addition of new customers to Plug Power's growing customer list.
"Plug Power has continued to deliver value to material handling customers through its GenDrive product suite," said Andy Marsh, CEO at Plug Power. "Moving forward, as we significantly grow the business, Plug Power will increase its value-add for each customer through building our product base and establishing recurring revenue streams through hydrogen and service. Plug Power has seen significant traction closing out 2013, and we expect the first quarter of 2014 bookings to meet or exceed the fourth quarter of 2013."
Actual financial results and further overview of customer success will be presented and reviewed on the Company's fourth quarter and year-end conference call. The Company will be holding its next business update conference call on Tuesday, January 14 at 10:00 am ET. Details to access the conference call will be posted on the homepage of Plug Power's web site, www.plugpower.com.
About Plug Power Inc.
The architects of modern fuel cell technology, Plug Power is revolutionizing the industry with cost-effective power solutions that increase productivity, lower operating costs and reduce carbon footprints. Long-standing relationships with industry leaders forged the path for Plug Power's key accounts, including Walmart, Sysco, P&G and Mercedes. With more than 4,000 GenDrive units deployed to material handling customers, accumulating over 16 million hours of runtime, Plug Power manufactures tomorrow's incumbent power solutions today. Additional information about Plug Power is available at www.plugpower.com.
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