Derbyshire-based promotional model vehicle specialists, Search Impex, are pleased to announce the forthcoming release of a 1:50 scale, gas powered, Iveco S-Way (4×2) tractor unit and 3 axle, Thermo King refrigerated trailer with side underrun bars, customised in McCulla (Ireland) Ltd’s “Sustainable Transport” livery.
The models (which will include specially made cabinets housing the gas tanks on the Iveco S-Way) will be produced exclusively for Search Impex by WSI Models as a certificated Limited Edition.
With more than 50 years’ experience, McCulla Ireland is a leading provider of ambient, chilled and frozen logistics and storage solutions. Established in 1969, the Company is now a second generation family-owned business which has shown great resilience, adaptability and innovation over the years.
A flagship achievement on the innovation came about after a mission was launched by McCulla, some nine years ago, to remove fossil fuels, as a source of energy, from their Irish operations. This saw a major investment being made in a state of the art anaerobic digestion plant. Sited in Lisburn, this digester has subsequently prevented thousands of tonnes of food waste from being sent to landfill. Instead, the food waste is converted into electricity and used to power McCulla’s cold stores – thereby making McCulla one of the only 100% green powered cold storage companies in the UK & Ireland.
And when it comes to green credentials, McCulla’s transport operation has also stepped right up to the mark. More significant investment and further innovation in 2020 gave McCulla the ability to introduce a fleet of trucks which can run on 100% renewable bio methane gas – the Iveco S-Way, on which the model will be based, being one such example. These gas powered trucks have resulted in a staggering 93% reduction in their carbon footprint – all from food waste collected from businesses across Ireland.
With vehicles present in every county of Ireland on a daily basis, McCulla (Ireland) also conducts extensive business on the UK mainland and throughout Europe, providing export options for the food manufacturing and pharmaceutical sectors. With over 125 trucks and 210 trailers in their fleet, including artics, refrigerated vans and rigid lorries, McCulla trucks are sure to be a familiar sight to many collectors.
Models, available from Search Impex, are priced expected to be priced at £183 each (including UK delivery & VAT). For details of availability of this and other models, collectors can visit the Search Impex website at www.search-impex.co.uk or call on 00441332 873555.