The Canadian facilities are focused on our core fuel cell competencies, which include the production of membrane electrode assemblies, integration and testing of fuel cell stacks, assembly and testing of motive modules, as well as support of other products required through our engineering services contracts. We continue to make investments in our manufacturing capabilities and processes which are targeted at supporting high volume production and automated processing to facilitate future growth.
Ballard uses an Integrated Management System registered to ISO 9001 standard, as well as robust internal practices in the areas of automotive core tools, quality, environment, health and safety that conform to the requirements of ISO/TS 16949 and we have attained IATF 16949, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and Occupational Standard of Safety Excellence (OSSE). Ballard is also certified to EN 15085 (CL4), with internal procedures and qualified personnel to design, assemble and supply welded fuel cell systems and components to rail customers in the European Union. Ballard strives for continuous manufacturing improvement through practices such as Lean Manufacturing, 6-S and advocacy of Six Sigma.