“PDC Machines has received a waiver from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to remain operational during these unprecedented times to provide compression machines, parts and support to our wide range of customers and end users who include the following:
Gas companies who provide medical gases to hospitals, nursing homes and other life sustaining operations throughout the world including the hard hit areas of New York City.
Customers and end users who distribute food, medical supplies, and other life-sustaining items all powered by hydrogen fuel cell material handling equipment
Customers and end users that distribute and deliver groceries and other life products during the height of the pandemic globally- from China to the US to South America.
PDC takes our responsibility as a community partner very seriously and we are deeply blessed to remain operational. As such, we believe it is our deep responsibility to support our area in this time of extreme need. PDC’s office in China has secured and shipped medical grade face masks to PDC US for distribution to hospitals and county response teams around the region. These include the Montgomery County COVID-19 task force, St. Peters Medical Partners in the Albany area, Temple University Jeanes Health Campus and others hospitals in New Jersey and New York. We continue to monitor the situation and look forward to partnering with our local and extended communities to help make an impact to support during these trying times.
PDC also received a generous donation of medical grade masks from a colleague and friend Albert Zhou from Jiangsu Province, China Liyang City- Z- Park. Albert’s message was as follows, “Hopefully we can get through this dark times Together! “ These were immediately distributed to medical facilities around the area. PDC salutes Albert Zhou and his team for supporting the worldwide effort to keep our healthcare providers safe!.
PDC would like to specially commend the countless healthcare professionals in the region and around the country serving our communities, putting themselves in harm’s way to provide care for those affected by this global pandemic. We salute you, hold you all in the highest possible esteem, and wish safety and health to all in these trying times.”
PDC Machines is proud to sponsor Manna on Main Street ‘s Virtual Race to End Hunger. Manna on Main Street has been fighting to end hunger in North Penn since 1981, and COVID-19 has made Manna even more critical as more families need support.
PDC has been supporting Manna’s efforts – in full operation during the pandemic – from their hot soup kitchen and food pantry to their emergency aid provisions. Please consider joining us and signing up for their virtual race to end hunger. You can sign up from ANYWHERE in the world to support this noble and essential cause!
The well-being of our employees and customers is our top priority. PDC Machines has received a waiver from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to continue operations while practicing social distancing as per CDC guidelines. PDC has reopened production as of today, March 30 and is processing orders as per the commonwealths guidelines on life sustaining business.
As such, PDC has instituted strict safety, distance and cleanliness guidelines for our production teams across our 3 manufacturing facilities. All staff who can work remote are doing so since early March and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Most of PDC’s supply chain is also in operation with the same guidelines.
PDC Machines production timelines may be affected. Our staff will be reaching out to inform of the impact to your project. As always if you have any questions, please contact your PDC sales staff or customer service staff for information.
Our operations in Korea, Japan, most of China and in many other countries are currently open in a similar fashion and serving customers.
The well-being of our employees and customers is our top priority so we have decided to close our production facility in Warminster, PA to limit the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). These closures will go into effect from Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, March 27. Customers can continue to request information, pricing, and place orders.
As a responsible corporate citizen, we are taking the imminently necessary steps, including deploying many employees to work from home, social distancing, closure of production and assembly, and additional safety and cleaning steps to help protect and support our employees and customers.
PDC will operate on limited capacity to process spare parts orders- please contact your PDC sales staff or customer service staff for information.
Our operations in Korea, Japan, most of China and in many other countries are currently open in a similar fashion and serving customers.
The Philadelphia Eagles have announced a new sustainability partnership with technology provider PDC Machines. As part of the deal, PDC Machines will look to equip Lincoln Financial Field with green hydrogen energy through a SimpleFuel hydrogen refueling unit.
The SimpleFuel hydrogen station, which has been designed to take only the inputs of water and electricity to produce clean hydrogen fuel, will power vehicles and material handling equipment in an effort to further reduce the stadium’s carbon footprint.
EDITOR’S NOTE: To download photos of the green hydrogen energy partnership, please click here. Photo credit can be attributed to the Philadelphia Eagles.
“Our partnership with PDC Machines is a tremendous opportunity to strengthen our sustainable management practices,” said Don Smolenski, Philadelphia Eagles President. “Fueling our vehicles and operational equipment with clean hydrogen energy is an exciting new component of our comprehensive efforts to reduce our carbon footprint.”
Through the team’s robust Go Green program, the Eagles have been producing their own clean power onsite since 2013. A micro-grid of 10,456 solar panels have helped generate more than 24 million kilowatt hours, positioning Lincoln Financial Field to be among the greenest major sports facilities in the world.
“Today, the Philadelphia Eagles take the next step in their sustainability endeavor by implementing a cutting-edge energy storage medium,” said Kareem Afzal, Vice President of PDC Machines. “By pioneering practical and novel approaches to reducing their footprint, the Philadelphia Eagles again lead the athletic community – and broader business world – in sustainability, preserving their local community and setting an example for the world to follow. PDC is thrilled to enter into this partnership to show the world on a grand stage the opportunities that are present with hydrogen as a green energy carrier.”
The Eagles’ Go Green program has been nationally-recognized for its commitment to sustainability and eco-friendly measures. In December 2018, Lincoln Financial Field became LEED Gold certified by the U.S. Green Building Council for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in: sustainable site development, water savings, energy eﬃciency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. A few months earlier, in June 2018, the Eagles became the first professional sports team to achieve ISO 20121 certification, which is an international standard designed to help organizations in the events and hospitality industry integrate sustainability into management practices and processes.
About PDC Machines
PDC Machines is a U.S.-based technology provider of high pressure diaphragm compressors, founded in 1977. Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art green energy technology to an evolving world and promote clean hydrogen energy as a scalable solution to climate change, all while creating green jobs. Fore more information, visit www.PDCMachines.com.
Congratulations letter from U.S. Senator Bob Mensch:
PDC Machines and IVYS Energy Solutions will work with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Hyundai Motor Company on a collaboration to assess the current status of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies’ performance. As part of this partnership, Hyundai will provide five Hyundai NEXO fuel cell vehicles to DOE and support the installation of a SimpleFuel® hydrogen refueling appliance in the Washington, D.C., area this fall 2020. SimpleFuel® combines electrolyzer production, PDC compression, onboard storage, controls, safety, and dispensing in one small package. The SimpleFuel® hydrogen refueling appliance is a joint development between IVYS Energy Solutions and PDC Machines. This partnership will provide DOE managers and the national laboratories access to data from real-world operation of hydrogen and fuel cell applications and help guide future DOE research and development.
The idea behind the SimpleFuel® hydrogen refueling appliance came out of DOE’s H-Prize H2Refuel competition. This competition encouraged American innovators to develop small-scale hydrogen generation systems to refuel forklifts or vehicles at community centers, businesses, and other locations that don’t have readily available hydrogen stations nearby.
The H-Prize H2Refuel winners, IVYS Energy Solutions and PDC Machines, have been rapidly deploying the American-designed and manufactured technology on a global scale to refuel on-road vehicles and material handling equipment. “It is an honor to be selected for this showcase application in the D.C. area,” says Kareem Afzal, Vice President of PDC Machines. “With our partners at IVYS, the team is aggressively commercializing this novel, compact and robust technology to client partners in the U.S., Asia, Australia, and Europe. We are building a healthy backlog of orders and are ready for scale. PDC has invested in a 3rd manufacturing facility to more than double our production capacity in Warminster, PA as a demonstration of our belief that the hydrogen economy is accelerating. We look forward to executing this exciting project.”
“The promise of a reliable, readily-deployable hydrogen refueling solution in SimpleFuel® is evidenced in projects like envisioned here in D.C.,” says Darryl Pollica, CEO of IVYS Energy Solutions. “We are committed to enabling clean mobility and are thrilled to be able to strongly support DOE’s mission.” The five Hyundai NEXO fuel cell cars, which can rely on the SimpleFuel® for regional hydrogen refueling, will join the existing DOE fleet in Washington, D.C. DOE will provide several of the vehicles to federal government agencies and national laboratories, which also have refueling capability. This will allow the independent validation of data and the development of workforce training programs and encourage greater collaboration among government, research, and industry.
For Immediate Release
Warminster PA, May 24, 2019
PDC Machines Inc, a global high purity compression technology manufacturer based in Warminster PA, received the President’s E Award for Exports May 23, 2019 at the United Stated Department of Commerce from the honorable Secretary Wilbur Ross.
Representative Brian Fitzpatrick recognizes PDC Machines before Congress
The President’s “E” Award was created in 1961 by Executive Order of the President and is the highest recognition a U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. In 2018 alone, the United States exported $2.5 trillion worth of goods and services – the highest on record.
This year, 26 companies were honored with the “E” Award for Exports for demonstrating a sustained increase in export sales over a four-year period.
(From Left to Right, US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, PDC Machine Vice President Kareem Afzal, PDC Machines COO Mateen Afzal, Under Secretary for Trade Gilbert Kaplan)
(From Left to Right, PDC Machines COO Mateen Afzal, PDC Machines President Syed Afzal, PDC Machine Vice President Kareem Afzal)
PDC is honored to have been selected for this prestigious award. With focus on the growing early commercial market for Hydrogen energy and fuel cell technologies, PDC has experienced massive growth year on year for the past 5 years . “It is with humility and honor that PDC accepts this award”, says Kareem Afzal PDC’s Vice President, “Nations worldwide have committed to adopting hydrogen as a technology that clean our world. It is with the commitment of our global customers that we have been able to receive this recognition. The daily dedication and hard work of the entire PDC business family brings our technological innovation to the world everyday. We look forward to working harder to serve the needs of the world market far into the future. PDC has deep rooted commitment to American manufacturing. We are continually reinvesting in this growth by increasing our capacity to meet the market demands. This summer, we will inaugurate our third manufacturing plant in the suburban Philadelphia area which will double our current production capacity.”
PDC Machines is a 2nd generation family owned business bringing high purity gas compression technology to the world with focus on hydrogen energy. Established in 1977 by its founder Syed Afzal, PDC has grown to a multigenerational, multinational enterprise with offices in 3 countries and sales the world over.
Here is a link to the awards presentation ceremony (PDC Machines accepts their award at approximately the 47:20 minute mark)
For Immediate Release
(Warminster PA)- It is with great honor that PDC Machines- with its partner Ivys Energy Solutions- announces our second commercial installation of SimpleFuel® in Japan.
From Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota), “ Toyota announces today that it has newly introduced SimpleFuel® to its Motomachi Plant in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture. SimpleFuel® is a small water electrolysis-based machine for hydrogen generation and filling that can produce, store, and supply hydrogen by making use of electricity generated from solar power, a renewable energy resource. SimpleFuel® is a simplified hydrogen station that uses electricity from solar panels at the plant site to produce low-carbon hydrogen from the electrolysis of water, which is then supplied to fuel-cell forklifts (FC forklifts) after it is compressed and pressurized. It can produce up to 99 Nm3/day (approx. 8.8 kg/day) of hydrogen, enough to fuel seven or eight FC forklifts. Its compact size means it can be installed in small spaces, making it suitable for refueling FC forklifts within the plant. A hydrogen station has been running at Motomachi Plant since March 2018, in conjunction with the increasing numbers of FC forklifts in use there. By working to support fueling through the use of SimpleFuel®, with an eye toward the rising demand for hydrogen, Toyota aims to reduce CO2 emissions at the Motomachi Plant and intends to support the accumulation of new technologies and knowledge.
To reduce CO2 emissions at its plants, Toyota intends to replace existing conventional forklifts with fuel cell forklifts. This endeavor began at Motomachi Plant, with the introduction of two Toyota Industries Corporation FC forklifts in 2017, followed by an additional twenty in 2018. This year, the Ministry of the Environment’s ‘Subsidy for Business Costs, etc. for Measures Combating Carbon Dioxide Emissions (Project to Promote Low Carbon Social Infrastructures that Utilize Renewable Energy-based Hydrogen)’ makes possible the introduction of SimpleFuel™ and an additional 50 FC forklifts. Through the Aichi Low-Carbon Hydrogen Supply Chain Promotion Association, along with Aichi Prefecture and related local authorities and companies, Toyota is promoting the low-carbon footprint of the hydrogen supply chain as a whole through use of renewable resources and the concept of ‘production, transportation, and use.’ This plan to use hydrogen produced from electricity from renewable sources generated at Motomachi Plant has now been certified through Aichi Prefecture’s Low Carbon Hydrogen Certification System.
Since launch of the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050 in 2015, Toyota has been developing and implementing technologies by harnessing hydrogen energy, which is aimed at utilizing hydrogen at its plants to realize its Plant Zero CO2 Emissions Challenge. Toyota is steadily working on various initiatives to reach this goal, including promoting the introduction and use of SimpleFuel® and FC forklifts at its Motomachi Plant.”
The SimplFuel® hydrogen refueling appliance at Toyota’s Motomachi plant will have its grand opening on April 11th 2019.
IVYS Energy Solutions will be soon be opening an automotive SimpleFuel® station in Somerville MA, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, Hyundai America Technical Center, the City of Somerville, and Greentown Labs – Americas largest clean tech incubator. This installation will showcase the SimpleFuel® hydrogen refueling appliance as the perfect urban all in one refueling solution for tight spaces, easy permitting and convenient fleet vehicle refueling operation.
The Simplefuel® Hydrogen Appliance was developed in response to the U.S. Department of Energy’s H2 Refuel H-Prize competition, challenging American innovators to create solutions that could provide a path for greater adoption of FCEVs by drastically improving the performance and affordability of small- scale hydrogen fueling infrastructure. The Simplefuel® team were awarded the H-Prize in early 2017 and have been commercializing and deploying both industrial and automotive versions of the product in selected customer applications in the past two years.
PDC Machines is a compression technology company based in southeastern PA and has been the world leader in high purity compression solutions for over 42 years. PDC Machines believes in a decarbonized mobility future and strives to enable the deployment of hydrogen infrastructure worldwide. With more than 410 units deployed around the globe PDC leads the industry and is prepared for commercialization.
Ivys Energy Solutions, building on its founders’ decades of experience in the hydrogen fuel cell industry, is developing innovative technologies and products to make a fundamental impact on automotive hydrogen refueling infrastructure, enabling the successful near-term rollout of automotive and industrial fuel cell vehicles.
For more information, contact Kareem Afzal, Vice President of PDC Machines at email@example.com