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Hexagon Norway Is Buying xperion

October 5, 2016 in CNG, Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Type IV Cylinders for Light Duty Vehicles in Germany,
Hexagon Has Option on the New xperion Plant in Ohio

Norway’s Hexagon Composites, fresh on the heels of a merger with Agility for Type IV compressed natural gas cylinders and CNG fuel storage assemblies for heavy duty vehicles, is moving to acquire Type IV cylinder manufacturer xperion to improve its position in light duty natural gas vehicles.
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Agility-Hexagon Deal Is to Close Tuesday

October 3, 2016 in CNG, Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Agility Now Boasts 400 Employees at Five Manufacturing Sites

Agility Fuel Systems said this morning that it’s closing on its merger with the compressed natural gas automotive products unit of Hexagon Composites, with the deal expected to be finalized tomorrow, October 4. The pact includes medium and heavy duty vehicle compressed natural gas cylinder manufacturing operations and CNG fuel cylinder assemblies. updated with new photo and contact information on October 5
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Eickelman Honors at NGVAmerica Denver

September 2, 2016 in CNG, Conference/Meeting, event, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘To Acknowledge His Immense Contributions’ to Agility & NGVs

Ron Eickelman, founding partner of Agility Fuel Systems and before that head of several compressed natural gas cylinder suppliers, will be honored at NGVAmerica’s annual meeting next week in Denver.
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Hexagon H2 Tanks for Mercedes F-Cell

August 22, 2016 in Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hybrids, Hydrogen, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Type IV Cylinders for Fuel Cell/Plug-In-‘Hybrid’

Hexagon Lincoln is supplying its all-composite Type IV cylinders for the new hydrogen-fueled Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell vehicle. Each car will have two of the lightweight tanks: one in the transmission tunnel and one below the rear seats.
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Agility & Hexagon Announce Merger

June 14, 2016 in CNG, Companies, NGVs, transit, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

The Deal Is Expected to Close in This Year’s Third Quarter,
New Multinational Entity to Be Called Agility Fuel Solutions

Southern California’s Agility Fuel Systems and Norway-based Hexagon Composites said today that Agility will merge with Hexagon’s CNG Automotive Products division, which includes medium- and heavy-duty vehicle composite cylinder manufacturing operations and its bus systems business unit, to form Agility Fuel Solutions.
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Broadwind Safe Refuse CNG Webinar

February 26, 2016 in CNG, NGVs, refuse, webinar by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Tackling the Challenges of CNG Adoption for the Waste Industry’
With Presenters from Hexagon Composites & Agility Fuel Systems

Broadwind Energy and its partner Safe North America, which offers compressed natural gas compressions systems, are staging a free webinar on CNG for the waste industry.
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Hexagon Steps It Up in Hydrogen

January 29, 2016 in Companies, Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New Business Unit Tackles ‘New High-Growth Market Niche’

Hexagon Composites has set up a new business unit for hydrogen storage and transportation systems. The firm says it’s already taken a significant role in shaping the hydrogen storage industry with contracts supporting OEMs, fueling station builders, and research laboratories, and is “well positioned across the hydrogen value chain with cylinders for passenger and commercial vehicles, ground storage, transportation and backup power solutions.”
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Hexagon Tanks for a New European NGV

December 7, 2015 in CNG, Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

CNG Cylinders for New NGV Model to Total Some $18 Million

Norway’s Hexagon Raufoss has been named as the supplier of lightweight Type IV compressed natural gas fuel cylinders for a new natural gas vehicle that’s enter the European market during the second half of 2016, parent Hexagon Composites reports.
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Hexagon Points to CNG Market Strength

November 24, 2015 in CNG, Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Natural Gas Still Remains the Least Expensive Option,’ Company Says

Hexagon Lincoln says it’s recently taken order for more than $7.5 million worth of its Tuffshell brand compressed natural gas fuel cylinders, with a bout two thirds of the new tanks slated to deliver in the first quarter of 2016.
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Hexagon for MAN: ‘Supplier of Choice’

October 6, 2015 in CNG, Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Our Companies Have Brought Valuable Product Development’

Hexagon Composites reports that its Hexagon Bus Systems unit “has solidified its leading position in the European transit bus market with the nomination by MAN Truck & Bus AG for the continued supply of compressed natural gas fuel systems.”
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Hexagon Has a New Type IV CNG Tank

September 21, 2015 in CNG, New Products, NGVAmerica 2015 Denver, NGVs, refuse, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New 16-Inch-Diameter Vessels for Buses and Refuse Trucks

Hexagon Lincoln took the occasion of NGVAmerica’s 2015 North American Natural Gas Vehicle Conference & Expo in Denver last week to introduce a new compressed natural gas fuel cylinder for the refuse truck and transit bus markets.


Hexagon Composites says that its new 16-inch-diameter CNG tank is its ‘highest gas capacity and lightest weight’ product for refuse and transit today.

Hexagon Composites says that its new 16-inch-diameter CNG tank is its ‘highest gas capacity and lightest weight’ product for refuse and transit today.

The 16-inch-diameter cylinders “are the company’s highest gas capacity and lightest weight tanks for this market to date,” states a release.

And, “In the race to be the lightest tank on the market, our engineers have never sacrificed durability for weight,” Hexagon Lincoln CNG automotive products VP Chet Dawes says in the firm’s announcement.

‘70% Lighter than Steel’

“It’s what makes us the global leader in the industry,” he said. The new tanks are 70% lighter than steel and have a polymer liner that is corrosion free.

Hexagon Composites also marked its 52nd anniversary at the NGVAmerica meeting, “celebrating its long history as the world’s largest manufacturer of Type 4 pressure vessels.”


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Source: Hexagon Composites with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

XNG for CNG in Manheim – & Tacoma

July 10, 2015 in Fleet Order, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Trucks Running on CNG Deliver CNG to NE Industrial Customers,
XNG Now in Permitting for a Washington Compression Facility, Too

Direct Energy Business and Xpress Natural Gas report that their compressed natural gas facility in Manheim, N.Y. (between Schenectady and Syracuse) is fully operational, providing fuel to regional customers via a fleet of Hexagon Titan tube trailers. And, XNG is in the permitting process for a second compression installation in Tacoma, Wash., says executive VP for sales Matt Smith.
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Hexagon Webinar on Off-Pipeline CNG

June 2, 2015 in CNG, Education, event, webinar by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Lower Energy Costs & Emissions for Facilities Off the Pipeline

Hexagon Composites is hosting a webinar to explain how companies lacking pipeline access can nonetheless take advantage of low-cost natural gas. The webinar will showcase the economic and environmental benefits that remote plants can gain by using natural gas delivered by a “virtual” or mobile pipeline rather than paying for a multi-million dollar pipeline extension. updated June 4
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Hexagon Reports New Titan Orders

August 26, 2014 in CNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Business Enough to Bring an Additional Winder into Play

Norway’s Hexagon composites reports that its Hexagon Lincoln unit has received orders for Titan compressed natural gas transport and Smartstore CNG storage modules worth some $21 million.
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Hexagon Raufoss OEM Work: $90mm

July 7, 2014 in CNG, Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Lead Position as Type 4 CNG Tank Supplier to the Passenger Car Segment’

Hexagon Composites has disclosed a seven-year contract worth an estimated $90 million U.S. (approximately 525 million Norwegian kroner) for Type IV compressed natural gas fuel cylinders from its Hexagon Raufoss unit for a major international car manufacturer.

Mercedes-Benz was a previously announced customer for Type IV CNG cylinders by Hexagon Raufoss.

Mercedes-Benz was a previously announced customer for Type IV CNG cylinders by Hexagon Raufoss.

“This nomination puts Hexagon Composites in the lead position as Type 4 CNG tank supplier to the passenger car segment,” Hexagon Raufoss sales and marketing director Jørn Helge Dahl said in a release.

“This further gives traction to CNG as an alternative fuel solution,” he said.

An initial product development phase is to commence in the third quarter. First deliveries are planned for the beginning of 2017, and the program is scheduled to run for up to seven years.

Ragnar Holthe is managing director, automotive at Hexagon Raufoss.

David Bandele is CFO at parent Hexagon Composites.

Type IV CNG cylinders are manufactured by Hexagon Raufoss in Raufoss, Norway, north of Oslo, and by affiliate Hexagon Lincoln in Lincoln, Neb.


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Source: Hexagon Composites with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Hexagon Lincoln to Double, Again

June 3, 2013 in CNG, Companies by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Parent to Invest Nearly $26 Million in Nebraska CNG Cylinder Plant

Norway’s Hexagon Composites, citing a growing market for natural gas vehicles in North America, reports an aggressive expansion plan for the Hexagon Lincoln factory in Lincoln, Neb. The parent company plans to invest an estimated 150 Norwegian krone, upwards of $25.8 million at current rates of exchange, to double Lincoln’s production capability for Type IV all-composite compressed natural gas fuel cylinders – again.
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Hexagon Type IVs for Latin America

February 5, 2013 in CNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

CNG Tanks for U.S. OEM Said Region’s First All-Composite

Norway’s Hexagon says its contract for Type IV compressed natural gas cylinders for a U.S. OEM’s Latin America product marks a first for the region – all-composite CNG tanks in a passenger car.
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