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Caterpillar, CRH in a strategic partnership for Electric Off-Highway Trucks.

The world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, off-highway diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives, Caterpillar has recently signed an electrification strategic agreement with CRH to accelerate the deployment of Caterpillar’s 70- to -100-ton-class battery electric off-highway trucks and charging solutions at a CRH site in North America.  

The development will support CRH’s climate-related objective of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from its operations by utilizing more sustainable equipment. CRH is the leading provider of building materials solutions and has set a target to deliver a 30 percent reduction in absolute carbon emissions by 2030 and an ambition to be a net-zero business by 2050 as well.  

The collaboration is focused on accelerating the deployment of Caterpillar’s 70 to 100-ton-class battery electric off-highway trucks and charging solutions at a CRH site in North America. The agreement formulates that CRH will participate in Caterpillar’s Early Learner program for battery electric off-highway trucks, testing and validating the units in real-world applications.  The company is ranked among sector leaders by Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) rating agencies and will also provide voice of customer feedback to address safety, performance, operational and compliance requirements for the aggregates industry. 

CRH’s Resource Industries Group President, Denise Johnson expressed their excitement in working with Caterpillar towards improved sustainability and reaching its net-zero goals. He said, “We are pleased to work with CRH, as our first aggregates industry customer, to expand our electrification solutions beyond mining.  

“When it comes to sustainability, the quarry and aggregates industry requires diverse solutions. Our collaboration with CRH is an exciting opportunity to learn together and gain valuable insights into how our products can best support CRH’s long-term objectives to decarbonize its operations,”  

Scott Parson, President, CRH Americas Materials Solutions said, “At CRH, we recognize that collaboration and innovation are critical to delivering our industry-leading decarbonization targets and achieving our ambition of net-zero by 2050. Through this partnership with Caterpillar, we will advance the use of sustainable equipment in our operations and build on our shared commitment to a low-carbon future.” 

Conclusively, Caterpillar has been helping its customers build a better, more sustainable world and are committed and contributing to a reduced-carbon future for nearly 100 years. The equipment company collected $59.4 billion in revenues last year.  


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