Holcim is expanding its electric fleet with the deployment of 600 new LiuGong machines, including wheel loaders, excavators and trucks. Holcim is a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions with net sales of CHF 27 billion in 2023.

Holcim purchased the first LiuGong electric wheel loaders in 2021 and the machines are now in use across Holcim’s Ready-Mix operations. Their high battery capacity of more than 400 kilowatt hours and an efficient electric drive system allow the loaders to run for more than a full shift of 8 hours. This capacity can be extended further through the use of opportunity-charging between shifts or during breaks. 

“On our mission to decarbonize building, we are scaling up sustainable and efficient transportation across our operations. This new fleet of zero-emission vehicles is advancing our goal of cutting 30% of Scope 1 emissions by 2030,” said Rajesh Surana, Chief Procurement Officer, Holcim.

LiuGong is committed to contributing to a sustainable future and becoming the industry leader and a global innovator in electrification technology. From the research and development of intelligent electric products in 2014, LiuGong can now provide a complete set of electric equipment solutions for construction and mining applications. LiuGong’s electric equipment has been successfully promoted in China, ASEAN, Europe, North America, and India, which features in safety, green, high efficiency, excellent reliability, various adaptability and easy maintenance.

With 22 years’ sincere cooperation, Holcim and LiuGong have established trust and wish to further strengthen bilateral effective cooperation for future needs and establish long-term business partnership for bilateral benefits and market growth. “Continuing our fruitful business partnership with Holcim with the deployment of 600 LiuGong electric units is a joint effort to achieve Holcim’s – and the wider construction industry’s – decarbonization goals and contribute to a sustainable future,” said Luo Guobing, Senior Vice President of LiuGong.