Hexagon Composites ASA has signed an agreement to acquire the remaining 50% of Agility Fuel Solutions Holdings Inc. The combined business will provide clean energy solutions to a wide range of end markets around the world, including household, industrial, gas transportation, marine, rail, and light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.
The transaction values Agility’s equity at USD $250 million on a 100% basis. The signing of the agreement took place Nov. 8 with closing expected in January.
Hexagon is the world leading provider of composite pressure vessel technology for a wide range of mobility and storage applications. Hexagon promotes the energy transition towards a low-carbon society. Hexagon, headquartered in Norway, has production facilities in Raufoss, Norway; Kassel, Germany; Heath, Ohio; and Lincoln, Nebraska. In addition, Hexagon has sales offices in Europe, North America, and Asia.
Agility Fuel Systems and Hexagon’s medium- and heavy-duty CNG automotive businesses merged in 2016 to create Agility Fuel Solutions, resulting in Hexagon owning 50% of Agility. The companies have delivered more than half a million cylinders and over forty thousand fuel systems to customers around the globe.
Agility has production facilities in Salisbury, North Carolina; Lincoln, Nebraska; Fontana, California; and Raufoss, Norway with technology centers in Lincoln, Nebraska; Wixom, Michigan; and Kelowna, British Columbia, and maintains sales offices in North America, South America, India, the UK, and Norway.
The increasing alignment of economic and environmental benefits is driving market adoption of cleaner drivetrain alternatives in commercial vehicle markets. Heavy- and medium-duty truck, transit bus, and refuse truck fleet owners are acting on their emissions reduction strategies with greater investment in alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure. In turn, vehicle manufacturers are motivated to provide more offerings, including bio- and natural gas, propane, battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.