Pennsylvania Official Visits to New Bucks Maker Facility | Lehigh Valley Regional News

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WARMINSTER, Pa. – If you’ve ever seen or used a hydrogen fueling station, chances are some of it is from PDC machinesa manufacturer of hydrogen compressors in Pennsylvania.

“It is estimated that around 50% of hydrogen refueling stations around the world have our compressor technology,” said Mateen Afzal, president of the second-generation family business his father started in their Bensalem garage in the 70’s.

Their compressors are used to refuel cars, public transport, heavy trucks, delivery vehicles and forklifts, even some trains.

The company has grown to 250 employees worldwide with two manufacturing plants, one in Warminster and a new one in Lower Salford Township.

“We have seen tremendous growth in the hydrogen market,” Afzal said. “Over the past two years, we have doubled our revenue from last year to this year. We opened this brand new 150,000 square foot manufacturing facility, giving us nearly 200,000 square feet of manufacturing space.

Neil Weaver, secretary of state for community and economic development, toured the new facilities on Tuesday. He points out that there is a tremendous opportunity to develop hydrogen in the state, using money from the infrastructure bill and the Inflation Reduction Act.

“We make sure we want to do this, we want to make sure we do this in all parts of the state. There are billions of dollars available to make this industry work, and we want to make sure we get one. gone,” Afzal said.

By 2030, the hydrogen industry is expected to be worth over $300 billion.

“We feel ready with the opening of this facility to meet the demands of the hydrogen economy in the future,” Afzal said.

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