Ballard Power Systems, Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, sale, and service of hydrogen fuel cell products for materials handling, residential cogeneration, back-up power, and heavy duty applications primarily in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Germany. It operates in three segments: Power Generation, Automotive, and Material Products. The Power Generation segment offers fuel cell products and services for material handling, backup power, and residential cogeneration purposes. The Automotive segment provides fuel cell products and services for fuel cell cars, vans, and buses. The Material Products segment offers carbon fiber products primarily for automotive transmissions and gas diffusion layers for fuel cells. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Burnaby, Canada.