8th January 2024 2 min read
Agreement to accelerate use of sustainable equipment solutions

CRH and Caterpillar have signed a strategic agreement to develop and deploy electric off-road vehicles and charging solutions. The agreement is focused on accelerating the deployment of Caterpillar’s 70 to 100-ton-class battery electric off-road truck with CRH testing and validating the units at its operations in North America.

CRH is the number one aggregates producer in North America and the first company in the building materials industry to sign an electrification agreement with Caterpillar.

The collaboration will advance the use of sustainable equipment in CRH’s operations and provide valuable real-world insights to Caterpillar in areas including safety, performance, operational and compliance requirements for the aggregates industry.

Vehicle electrification has an important role to play in decarbonising CRH’s business and delivering its industry-leading target to reduce absolute carbon emissions by 30% by 2030 and to becoming a net-zero business by 2050.

Through this partnership with Caterpillar, CRH is building on existing collaborations with Shell and Volvo to support the development of new transport technologies and innovations, driving forward the use of sustainable equipment in building materials.

Executives from CRH including Scott Parson, President, Americas Materials Solutions meet with Caterpillar CEO, Jim Umpleby and Group President, Denise Johnson in Irving, Texas.