Kilsaran Launches Two Electric Trucks – the first of their kind in Ireland

16 Apr , 2024  

Kilsaran, a leading name in the construction and building materials industry, has proudly announced the launch of two new electric concrete trucks as part of their commitment to sustainable and eco-friendly transport solutions. With zero emissions and reduced noise pollution, the two new Volvo FM trucks are the first of their kind in Ireland.

The electric vehicles will be based in Ringsend, Dublin and mark a significant step in the company’s dedication to environmentally responsible practices.

Ken Mulkerrins, Group Head of Innovation & Sustainability at Kilsaran, said: “Kilsaran always strives to reduce the environmental impact of construction. We are proud to introduce two new electric trucks into our fleet, reinforcing our commitment to environmental sustainability. We are proud to lead the way by introducing the first electric concrete trucks in Ireland.

“This represents a new era for the distribution of construction products in urbanised areas and we aspire to serve as a model for other companies in the construction industry to adopt cleaner and greener transportation solutions. We’ve been on a clean fuel journey for a period of time now. Our fuel consumption is down 22% since 2017 and we are aiming to further reduce our overall scope one and two emissions by 37% by 2030

“In collaboration with Volvo, we ran a number of scenarios and gathered input from our customers to see how we could make this work. Walls Construction, one of our valued clients, has kindly offered to come on board with us to pilot these trucks on some of their live projects in Dublin City centre.”

The trucks are also fitted with the GSR2 safety pack and lower passenger door windows, both of which satisfy the new EU General Safety Regulations. These features make the vehicles particularly suitable for city deliveries where there is more pedestrian and cyclist traffic. 

Kilsaran’s commitment to ESG, research and continual innovation is evident from the recent publication of its ESG Responsible Business Strategy. The strategy, built around four pillars of Planet, People, Solutions and Performance, is aligned to the UN Sustainability Goals, the Paris Agreement and Irelands Climate Action plan.

Celebrating 60 years in business this year, family owned and run Kilsaran specialises in producing superior quality construction products from its six business units including; 

Concrete Products & Aggregates, Precast, Road Surfacing & Contracting, KPRO pre-mixed dry mortar products, Paving & Walling and Materials Recovery & Recycling.

On Wednesday 24th April, Kilsaran host an event on ESG Insights for the Construction Industry at the Aviva Stadium. Broadcaster Jonathan Healy will host a panel discussion with Ken Mulkerrins, Group Head of Innovation & Sustainability at Kilsaran, Sinead Hickey, Head of Sustainability at John Sisk & Son and Brian O’Kennedy, CEO of Clearstream Solutions. Register for the event at