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Caterpillar and CRH reveal ‘strategic agreement’ for electric haulers

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Caterpillar and CRH have confirmed the latest details of a strategic agreement to develop electric haulers.  

CRH, one of North America’s largest aggregate dealers, will receive a deployment of Caterpillar’s 70 to 100-ton-class battery electric off-road truck after becoming the first company to sign an electrification agreement with Caterpillar.  

“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,” Caterpillar’s Resource Industries Group President Denise Johnson said.  

“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.” 

It comes after CRH set a target to deliver a 30 per cent reduction in absolute carbon emissions by 2030 compared to its base year in 2021. The company also has a net-zero business goal by 2050.  

Under this new arrangement, CRH will also provide customer feedback to address safety, performance, operational and compliance requirements for the aggregates industry which could help shape North America and overseas sector.Under this new arrangement, CRH will also provide customer feedback to address safety, performance, operational and compliance requirements for the aggregates industry, which could help shape North American and overseas sectors like Australia. 

“We recognise that collaboration and innovation are critical to delivering our industry-leading decarbonization targets and achieving our net-zero ambition by 2050,” CRH Americas Materials Solutions president Scott Parson said. 

“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.” 

The Caterpillar agreement follows CRH’s Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) deals with Shell and Volvo last year. Under these deals, CRH will work with each supplier to develop decarbonisation opportunities across transport, operations, and materials.  

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