Mannok Partners with Hydrogen Vehicle Systems for Groundbreaking Cell Truck Trial

Hydrogen Vehicle Systems (HVS), the UK’s first Hydrogen Fuel Cell truck OEM, has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Mannok Build Ltd (Mannok) to explore the integration of Hydrogen Fuel Cell HGVs into the Mannok fleet.

This strategic collaboration marks the beginning of a groundbreaking zero emission commercial vehicle trial showcasing Mannok’s commitment to sustainability to achieve its net-zero carbon goal by 2050.

The MOA outlines the partnership’s objective to provide Mannok with trial vehicles to test the application of HVS hydrogen fuel cell HGVs on its fleet. The trial is set to commence when these groundbreaking vehicles become available for trial in late 2025.  Following this phase, Mannok will be in a favourable position to initiate the conversion of part of its fleet to these cutting edge, zero-emission HGVs.

Pictured left to right: Paul Monaghan, Mannok Head of Sustainability, John McLeister, HVS Chief Commercial Officer, Kevin Lunney Mannok Operations Director

Mannok is renowned for its manufacturing and service excellence in the UK and Ireland and has been a leading provider of premium construction products and sustainable consumer packaging solutions for over 50 years. The company’s commitment to sustainability and innovation is evident in its diverse range of products. As one of the largest employers and contributors to the social and economic prosperity of the region, Mannok’s embrace of hydrogen fuel cell HGVs aligns seamlessly with its broader goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Kevin Lunney, Chief Operations Officer for Mannok, said, “We are excited about this partnership with HVS as it aligns perfectly with our commitment to sustainability and innovation. By exploring the integration of hydrogen fuel cell HGVs into our fleet, we are taking a crucial step towards achieving our net-zero carbon goals.”

Hydrogen Vehicle Systems has emerged as a trailblazing force in the transportation sector. Focused on engineering excellence, design innovation, and sustainability, HVS aims to revolutionise the heavy-duty commercial vehicle industry. Their state-of-the-art powertrain solution, designed as a native Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) from the ground up, promises superior efficiency, outstanding performance, and a reduced environmental impact.

John McLeister, Chief Commercial Officer at HVS, comments, “We are delighted to partner with Mannok in pioneering the integration of hydrogen fuel cell HGVs into its vehicle fleet. This collaboration represents a significant stride towards decarbonising the transportation sector and underscores our shared commitment to sustainability. We look forward to working together to transition to zero.”