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Second zero-emissions truckmixer for Aggregate Industries

The new iONTRON electric truckmixer at Aggregate Industries’ Coleshill Readymix plant in Birmingham
The new iONTRON electric truckmixer at Aggregate Industries’ Coleshill Readymix plant in Birmingham

New electric truckmixer to serve the West Midlands from Coleshill Readymix plant in Birmingham

AGGREGATE Industries have expanded their vehicle fleet after welcoming another electric ready-mixed concrete truckmixer as part of their continued journey to net zero.

The latest EV addition at the company’s Coleshill Readymix plant in Birmingham will serve the West Midlands and will help supply the ongoing HS2 operations at both Coleshill and Kingsbury Road.

 

Putzmeister, one of the leading manufacturers of concrete equipment, offer the fully electric e-mixer under the brand name iONTRON. The electrically powered truck with a 350kWh battery is provided by parent company SANY. This co-operation ensures zero emissions and significantly reduced noise during transport and on site. The iONTRON e-Mixer has a drum capacity of 9m3 and provides up to eight hours running time in urban areas.

EV fleet and battery storage specialists Zenobē provided the charging infrastructure for the e-mixer with a 120kW/h charger at the Coleshill base. Zenobē also integrated the EV

charging software to monitor the charging profile of the e-mixer and provide valuable insight into the operational performance of the batteries on the vehicle. This data will be used to develop and roll out Aggregate Industries’ long-term strategy to electrify their heavy fleet.

This is the second e-mixer truck Aggregate Industries have in their fleet after the first was introduced in London in May – the very first to operate in the capital. A second Putzmeister iONTRON e-mixer will join the Birmingham fleet in the coming months.

Zenobē provided the charging infrastructure for the new Putzmeister electric truckmixer
Zenobē provided the charging infrastructure for the new Putzmeister electric truckmixer

Gary Brennand, managing director of Aggregate Industries’ Readymix division, said: ‘We’re delighted to welcome our latest electric truckmixer in partnership with Putzmeister and SANY.

‘Our mission is to be the UK leader in innovative and sustainable building materials and to decarbonize the construction industry.

‘Electrification of our fleet, machinery, and plant is a vital component of that and of helping us achieve our net-zero ambitions. This is our second electric truckmixer and it will be operating across the West Midlands and serving the construction of HS2 in the region with our low-carbon products.

‘Traditional truckmixers use diesel fuel so to be able to have vehicles with zero emissions on the roads is a hugely positive step change in our operations.

‘We are at the start of our journey, but this will gather pace as the technology continues to evolve along with the infrastructure.’

Kevin Eichele, head of business development at SANY eTrucks, said: ‘In urban areas, electric trucks are a real alternative. Drivers will particularly like the power delivery and the low noise level. We are very excited to start this revolutionising journey together with Aggregate Industries.’

Steven Meersman, co-founder director of Zenobē, said: ‘This demonstrates that with cross-industry collaboration, solutions to heavy-duty fleet electrification are readily available. We’re excited to bring our charging infrastructure and data expertise and proven track record in facilitating the electrification of large-scale electric bus fleets to enable the integration of a second e-mixer into Aggregate Industries’ electric fleet.’

 

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