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Christophe Gaussin, CEO of the GAUSSIN Group, Elected “Hydrogen Personality of the Year” at the Hydrogénies – Hydrogen Awards at the French National Assembly

By March 16, 2022 7   min read  (1093 words)

March 16, 2022 |

Fuel Cells Works, Christophe Gaussin, CEO of the GAUSSIN Group, Elected "Hydrogen Personality of the Year" at the Hydrogénies - Hydrogen Awards at the French National Assembly

The Group confirms its strategic vision of low-carbon mobility and accelerates the international deployment of its vehicles and licenses. It is targeting a consolidated turnover of €75 million for 2022 and €100 million for 2023*.

GAUSSIN (EURONEXT GROWTH ALGAU – FR0013495298), a pioneer in clean and intelligent transport of goods and people, unveils its strategic vision and objectives for 2022 at the Hydrogénies – Trophées de l’hydrogène, which awarded Christophe Gaussin “Hydrogen Personality of the Year” at a ceremony held at the French National Assembly on March 15, 2022. Thanks to its technological lead and current projects, GAUSSIN announces that it is targeting a consolidated turnover of €75 million this year, an increase of 42%, and €100 million in 2023*.

Christophe Gaussin named “Hydrogen Personality of the Year

Fuel Cells Works, Christophe Gaussin, CEO of the GAUSSIN Group, Elected "Hydrogen Personality of the Year" at the Hydrogénies - Hydrogen Awards at the French National Assembly

Christophe Gaussin (left) receives the “Hydrogen Personality of the Year” award from the artist Ghass (right)

Christophe Gaussin received the “Hydrogen Personality of the Year” award on Tuesday, March 15 at the French National Assembly, during the annual Hydrogénies – Trophées de l’hydrogène ceremony, which awarded this special prize for the first time. The Hydrogénies – Trophées de l’hydrogène is the benchmark event for the hydrogen sector in France, co-organized by Hydrogenium magazine, the France Hydrogène federation, which has more than 400 members and represents the sector’s players to the public authorities, and the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME). Elected officials from the hydrogen study group, chaired by MP Michel Delpon (LREM), also supported and participated in the ceremony.

The “Hydrogen Personality of the Year” award is a statue created by the internationally recognized artist Ghass, who attended the event. During the award ceremony, Christophe Gaussin thanked his teams and unveiled the Group’s objectives and strategy. “I am very honored by this prestigious award, which recognizes years of work and research within the GAUSSIN Group, and which salutes the prospects for a year 2022 which promises to be extremely fruitful for us”, declared Christophe Gaussin, CEO of the GAUSSIN Group.

“The Hydrogenium jury, which is completely independent and includes researchers from the CEA and the CNRS, has unanimously decided to award Christophe Gaussin the prize for Hydrogen Personality of the Year, considering that the strategic vision he is carrying and the quality of the technology of the Group he leads are unique and absolutely promising today,” said André Asse, co-founder of Hydrogenium magazine.

The Hydrogénies – Trophées de l’hydrogène ceremony, followed by a cocktail party at the French National Assembly, was also an opportunity for Christophe Gaussin to initiate and pursue discussions with players in the transport and logistics sector, including very high-level representatives of groups such as Toyota and Mitsubishi.

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The Hydrogénies – Hydrogen Awards ceremony at the French National Assembly

A strategic vision and a mission focused more than ever on clean mobility

The Hydrogen Awards event, which brings together the players in the sector, was also an opportunity for GAUSSIN to recall its mission and strategic vision, and to unveil its objectives for 2022.

The Group’s mission is more than ever in line with the fight against climate change and the reconciliation of environmental requirements with the needs of international trade. For GAUSSIN, this objective, which is at the heart of the challenges of the 21st century, involves the decarbonization of transport and logistics activities and the emergence of clean mobility. As a pioneer in electric and hydrogen vehicles, but also in autonomous vehicles, GAUSSIN intends to contribute to this through the enrichment of its range of clean vehicles, the massive deployment of its existing vehicles to port, airport and road transport operators, as well as the development of its licensing activity.

While the H2 Racing Truck was in Paris, in front of the National Assembly, on the occasion of the Hydrogénies – Trophées de l’hydrogène, GAUSSIN emphasized the potential of its hydrogen-powered trucks. GAUSSIN’s hydrogen truck, which made its world premiere at the Dakar rally last January, has begun a world tour that will serve as a showcase for the Group’s technology, in particular at the ACT trade fair in Los Angeles, where GAUSSIN will be present from May 9 to 12.

A strong increase in the financial results outlook

In view of the contracts and developments in progress, GAUSSIN has a particularly ambitious financial outlook. The Group is targeting consolidated revenues of €75 million this year, up 42%, and €100 million in 2023*. Within the GAUSSIN vehicle range, ATM and APM should be particularly successful, with 114 vehicles invoiced against 25 previously with 114 vehicles invoiced against 25 previously.

GAUSSIN should be very little affected by the current geopolitical tensions, as the Group has few commercial interests in Russia and has an international strategy focused primarily on the Middle East, North America and Asia.

The GAUSSIN Group is also strengthening synergies within its various activities through the “One Gaussin” strategy, which includes the implementation of a common ERP for GAUSSIN and METALLIANCE.

“The vision of our Group, which has been recognized by this Personality of the Year award, is bearing fruit and I am in a position to show not only gratitude to the many people who believe in GAUSSIN, but also resolute optimism in view of the current development prospects,” said Christophe Gaussin.

Fuel Cells Works, Christophe Gaussin, CEO of the GAUSSIN Group, Elected "Hydrogen Personality of the Year" at the Hydrogénies - Hydrogen Awards at the French National Assembly

Christophe Gaussin (left) presents the H2 Racing Truck with Michel Delpon, member of French Parliament (right), in front of the National Assembly

About GAUSSIN

GAUSSIN is an engineering company that designs, assembles and sells innovative products and services in the transport and logistics field. Its know-how encompasses cargo and passenger transport, autonomous technologies allowing for self-driving solutions such as Automotive Guided Vehicles, and the integration all types of batteries, electric and hydrogen fuel cells in particular. With more than 50,000 vehicles worldwide, GAUSSIN enjoys a strong reputation in four fast-expanding markets: port terminals, airports, logistics and people mobility. The group has developed strategic partnerships with major global players in order to accelerate its commercial penetration: Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics in the airport field, Bolloré Ports and ST Engineering in ports and Bluebus for people mobility. GAUSSIN has broadened its business model with the signing of license agreements accelerating the diffusion of its technology throughout the world. The acquisition of METALLIANCE confirms the emergence of an international group present in all segments of intelligent and clean vehicles.

In October 2021, GAUSSIN won the Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport.

In January 2022, GAUSSIN successfully completed the 2022 Dakar Rally with its H2 Racing Truck, the first hydrogen-powered vehicle to enter the race and generate zero CO2 emissions.

GAUSSIN has been listed on Euronext Growth in Paris since 2010. More information on www.gaussin.com.

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