What role did the electrification of the drives play in this?
In line with our commitment to continuously improve in order to reduce our environmental impacts and to shape long-term industry trends, we are driving forward the electrification of our construction machine portfolio. Many customers and cities are increasingly demanding minimal CO2 emissions and a significant reduction in noise pollution for their projects. Our emission-free products respond to these challenges. However, we also conduct research on alternative, climate-neutral drive concepts.
This year we delivered the first mobile harbour crane which runs on fossil-free and almost emission-free HVO100 diesel. HVO Renewable Diesel is made of 100% renewable raw materials, so no new carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere. It is produced through the hydro-treatment of vegetable oils and/or organic fats. These innovations contributed, among others, to a high score in the assessed category “Environment”, in which we are in the top 5% of companies rated by EcoVadis in our industry.