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Volvo CE forms partnership to decarbonise construction

Zero-emission solutions by Volvo CE and Volvo Trucks on site in Durham, UK, with CRH company Tarmac. (Image source: Volvo CE)

Volvo Construction Equipment, has partnered with CRH, a global leader in building materials solutions, to explore holistic net zero innovations for the construction industry

As part of the memorandum signed between Volvo Group and CRH, Volvo CE will assume the responsibility for next generation technology deployment, the scaling up of new technology and operational efficiency for the off-road segment to reduce emission. All of this will be strived for while maintaining high levels of productivity. 

The partners have not yet identified specific solutions to be included in the scope, however it is likely to focus on vehicle electrification and charging infrastructure to reduce emissions. In this regard, the partners already share experience, having delivered North America’s first machine made using fossil free steel in the form of a Volvo A30G articulated hauler. 

“Partnerships are key to accelerating decarbonisation and our collaboration with building materials solutions leader CRH will help both companies to achieve their net-zero ambitions. We move faster and create more impactful change when we work together,” remarked Melker Jernberg, president of Volvo CE.

Eunice Heath, chief sustainability officer at CRH, added, “At CRH we’re innovating for a low-carbon future and with deep expertise in sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. Volvo Group is a natural strategic partner for CRH and this collaboration is an important step in our shared commitment to decarbonising our businesses.”

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