Hydrogen fuel cell trucking company, HYZON Motors has selected Cannings Purple and Hill+Knowlton Strategies to support media relations activity across US and Australia

October 7, 2020, NEW YORK – US-based HYZON Motors, the hydrogen mobility and clean energy company, has selected Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) and Cannings Purple as its global PR partner as it accelerates the deployment and commercialization of its zero-emission heavy-vehicle solutions across the US, Europe and abroad.

H+K in New York, Texas and Australia will lead media relations and investor relations activity. Australia-based Cannings Purple will lead the development of the strategy, digital assets and media relations from Perth.

“Hyzon Motors ran a global search for a strategic communications advisor. The solution offered by H+K and Cannings Purple was seamless and provided us with teams on the ground in key markets immediately. As the energy transition process accelerates globally, HYZON Motors is well positioned to participate in and shape the conversations that matter. We look forward to partnering with the team from Cannings Purple and H+K to drive this global agenda.”

Craig Knight, Chief Executive Officer at HYZON Motors

“As the ESG movement gathers momentum, we are pleased to be offering a global PR partnership with Hyzon Motors to ensure the company’s profile is linked to a cleaner planet. It is an honor to be selected to work on an account with global impact and one which will utilize our deep skills in digital, media engagement, advocacy and investor relations.”

Warrick Hazeldine, Cannings Purple Co-Founding Director

“As global businesses, governments and investors increasingly focus on the role of hydrogen in the energy transition, HYZON Motors’s leading fuel cell technology has the potential to decarbonize the transportation sector while improving vehicle performance and total cost of ownership. We are pleased to partner with HYZON Motors to help communicate the company’s proposition with various audiences as they scale their proven technology.”

Marvin Singleton, Executive Vice President, H+K Texas

The appointment of H+K and Cannings Purple follows a competitive agency pitch process in the US and Australia.

HYZON Motors is a global supplier of hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles, including heavy duty trucks, buses and coaches. Established as a spin-off from Singapore-headquartered Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies, Hyzon commercializes Horizon’s 17 years of fuel cell technology development for applications in the transportation sector.

Earlier this year, Hyzon expanded existing operations by opening its new US headquarters and Engineering Center at the former General Motors fuel cell facility in Honeoye, New York. Hyzon also launched its European manufacturing plant in the Dutch city of Groningen with JV partner Holthausen Clean Technology.

With production facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, Hyzon expects to deliver around 5,000 fuel cell trucks and buses over the next three years. By 2025, Hyzon’s expected turn-key capacity will be more than 40,000 fuel cell vehicles annually.

For Media Enquiries:

Warrick Hazeldine

Managing Director, Cannings Purple

[email protected]

+61 8 6314 6304 or +61 417 944 616


Brian Brooks

Vice President, Hill+Knowlton Strategies

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+1 713 858-8842

About Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Inc. is an international communications consultancy, providing services to local, multinational and global clients. H+K has over 80 offices in more than 40 markets, as well as an extensive associate network, delivering award winning campaigns to clients across all sectors and disciplines and with a focus on continued innovation for the industry. Recent innovations include Flight School+, a crisis communications training and simulation tool, Better Impact™, a new approach to citizenship and sustainability consultancy, and H+K Smarter™, a behavioral science unit.

Headquartered in New York, the firm is part of WPP, one of the world’s largest communications services groups. For more information about H+K, click here, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and follow us on LinkedIn.

About Cannings Purple

Cannings Purple is one of Australia’s leading, fully-integrated communications consultancies, offering expertise in government relations, investor relations, corporate affairs, crisis communications, stakeholder engagement and design and digital production.

As part of WPP AUNZ, Cannings has offices in all major capital cities in Australia and New Zealand and a global affiliate footprint.

For full biographies of the Cannings Purple team, please visit https://canningspurple.com.au/our-people/

Cannings Purple awards:

  • 2020 Finalist – SABRE Awards Asia Pacific Financial/Corporate Consultancy of the Year
  • 2019 SABRE Awards Asia Pacific Financial/Corporate Consultancy of the Year
  • 2019 SABRE Awards global finalist Financial/Corporate Consultancy of the Year
  • 2018 Finalist – SABRE Awards and Asia Pacific Excellence Awards
  • 2017 Asia Pacific Excellence award for crisis communications
  • 2016 and 2017 SABRE Awards finalist
  • 2015 SABRE Awards Australasian Consultancy of the Year
  • 2015 Asia Pacific Excellence Awards Association Award for #heartofgold campaign
  • 2015 Public Relations Institute of Australia Golden Target Award for best integrated marketing and communication campaign strategy.