CRH wants to upgrade its vehicle fleet with Econic.
The Irish building materials manufacturer Cement Roadstone Holding (CRH) is the third largest producer of cement and concrete in the world and the largest Irish company in terms of sales. This strong position on the global market requires a strong vehicle. Therefore, in times when cities around the world are growing and construction sites are increasingly moving to busy city centres, CRH needs a responsible partner by its side – the Econic.
Expert in transporting building materials.
Where other vehicle concepts need to be rethought from scratch due to unclear traffic situations and provisional infrastructures, the Econic from Mercedes-Benz is already one step ahead. Specially developed for use in the urban jungle, the low-entry truck is right at the forefront in terms of safety, ergonomics and environmental protection.
Thanks to various chassis variants and standardised body interfaces, it can be used for a wide range of applications that are just as varied as the construction industry itself. The Econic will be used as a concrete mixer at CRH and its subsidiaries.
The Econic makes an impression at roadshows.
CRH has had trucks bearing the three-pointed star in its fleet for a long time. Both in its own vehicle fleet and at its subsidiaries. CRH-owned construction company Bosta Beton, one of the largest manufacturers of mixed concrete in Poland, has relied on a tried-and-tested fleet of Actros for many years.
As the Polish fleet is to be rejuvenated and made safer, CRH has already equipped its subsidiary with 15 Arocs concrete mixers with reversing camera and Liebherr body in 2020. In June the following year, CRH added a scoop and organised a roadshow in various European countries. The focal point of the event held in cooperation with Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks: the Econic as a construction site vehicle.
Both customers and partners as well as the drivers themselves had the opportunity to get to know the Econic in theory and practice. Initially, all interested parties were introduced to the basic vehicle concept, focusing in particular on the comprehensive safety benefits of the Econic. The newly acquired knowledge could then be tried out on a specially prepared test track.