EKPO Secures Large-Scale Contract for Bipolar Plates From Global Car Manufacturer



  • Purchase order covers total volume in mid-triple-digit million euro range over five year


  • Supply of metallic bipolar plates for carmaker’s future fuel cell system


  • Production to commence in 2026


  • EKPO plans substantial double-digit million euro investment


Dettingen/Erms – EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies GmbH (EKPO), an entity fully consolidated within the Group of majority shareholder ElringKlinger AG (ISIN DE0007856023, WKN 785602), and operated in partnership with French automotive supplier Plastic Omnium, which holds the remaining ownership interests, secured a contract from a global automotive manufacturer to supply mass-produced bipolar plates for the carmaker’s future fuel cell system. The contract covers an initial term of five years as from 2026 and a total volume in the mid-triple-digit million euro range. EKPO intends to invest a figure in the high double-digit million euro range for production at a new site.




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