Our History

Piling Contractors began as a one rig operation in Queensland in 1983, a far cry from our position today as Australia’s leading specialist foundation contractor.

Our historyBeginning with a single crawler crane our first projects were for the installation of driven piles. Shortly afterwards, a drill unit that could be mounted on the same crane was purchased and we began to offer a wider range of techniques.

In the early years the company also grew by acquisition of other piling competitors. A yard and office were established at Lawnton, Qld, where the company Head Office remains to today.

The next significant extension of Piling Contractors’ capability was the decision to undertake work over water. This expertise, developed over many years and supported by our substantial holding of false work systems up to 300 t capacity, still differentiates Piling Contractors from many of its competitors.

Expansion into a national operation occurred in the early 2000’s. In 2006 Piling Contractors was acquired by the UK based Keller Group, one of the world’s largest specialist ground engineering contractors and, having been established in 1860, one of the most experienced.

Today Piling Contractors operates throughout Australia and offers a wide range of solutions to foundation engineering challenges. In 2013 we celebrated 30 years of Building the Foundations of Australia.