Caterpillar has signed an electrification strategic agreement with CRH to advance the deployment of Caterpillar’s 70 to 100-ton-class battery electric off-highway trucks and charging solutions at CRH sites in North America.
Under the agreement, CRH will participate in Caterpillar’s Early Learner program for battery electric off-highway trucks and test and validate the units in real-world applications. CRH will also provide customer feedback to address safety, performance, operational, and compliance requirements for the aggregates industry.
“We are pleased to work with CRH, as our first aggregates industry customer, to expand our electrification solutions beyond mining,” said Resource Industries Group President Denise Johnson. “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.”
This partnership supports CRH’s climate-related objective to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its operations through the utilization of more sustainable equipment. CRH has a target to deliver a 30% reduction in absolute carbon emissions by 2030 and to be a net-zero business 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,” said Scott Parson, President of CRH.