The truck trials of the new hydrogen fuel cell trucks are set to begin in late 2025, supporting McCulla Transport (Ireland)’ goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.


Source: HVS

Left, John McLeister, Chief Commercial Officer, HVS & Ashley McCulla, Managing Director, McCulla Transport (Ireland) Ltd

McCulla, a prominent provider of ambient, chilled, and frozen logistics and storage solutions, operates over 200 heavy commercial vehicles across facilities in Lisburn, Dublin, and Mallusk. This partnership will explore the suitability of zero-emission HGV technology for potential integration into its fleet.

“Our family-owned business has shown resilience and innovation over the past 50 years,” said Ashley McCulla, Managing Director of McCulla Transport. ”Our investment in sustainable transport solutions demonstrates our commitment to providing greener fleet options for our customers. We are eager to work with HVS in Ireland to evaluate the long-term benefits of hydrogen fuel cell technology for our heavy goods operations.” 

The partnership will support McCulla in understanding Hydrogen fuel cell technology, with the trials involving the sharing of vehicle data, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) modelling, route planning, infrastructure support, and performance optimisation.

“McCulla’s commitment to investing in new technologies aligns with our goal to introduce zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell trucks,” explains John McLeister, Chief Commercial Officer of HVS. ”We are providing a comprehensive solution, including support for hydrogen infrastructure, which is crucial for a successful hydrogen ecosystem. With the Irish Government’s recent policy announcement supporting fleet operators through the Zero Emission Heavy Duty Vehicle Purchase Grant, we are optimistic about accelerating the Hydrogen economy and helping operators transition to Net Zero.”