Our New Line Up
Grampians Excavations enters a new era with the company announcing its acquisition earlier this month by leading Melbourne-based civil construction company Symal Group. The recent acquisition means trading as usual for Grampians Excavations with plans to further support, develop and expand its civil capability and scope in regional Victoria.
2018 may be half over but we are delighted to announce a new era for our growing construction family with a new line up of companies: Symal Infrastructure, Symal Structures and Grampians Excavations.
Existing as “cousin entities” for over a decade, Symal Infrastructure and Symal Structures have now formally merged, with Symal Group also acquiring Stawell-based company Grampians Excavations. The consolidation of these three entities better positions our company for growth within the state and civil engineering and construction industries.
As a company, Grampians Excavations closely aligns with Symal Infrastructure’s diverse range of infrastructure clients in both the private and government sectors and further complements the myriad of Symal Infrastructure projects presently delivered. The acquisition provides Symal Infrastructure immediate access to its large fleet of specialist excavation and earthmoving equipment, and – most importantly – some of the most experienced regional operators in the industry.
Grampians Excavations Founders Jim and Karen Leithhead established the business in the 1990s in Stawell. The acquisition will see the Leithhead family retain 25% shareholding and Jim will continue to manage the day to day business. The Symal Group Directors – Joe Bartolo, Ray Dando, and Andrew Fairbairn – alongside Jim, will focus on expanding the company in preparedness for Victoria’s largest infrastructure boom.
Following the acquisition, Grampians Excavations and Soil Yard will be known as Grampians Excavations Pty Ltd, and the change in name will be reflected in a new company logo. Despite these changes, Symal Group Managing Director Joe Bartolo says the core business and project operations of Grampians Excavations will remain unchanged.
Last week, Symal Group Directors and key staff traveled to Stawell to meet current Grampians Excavations employees in person and to answer any questions they may have had regarding the recent acquisition.
Symal Group would like to thank the Grampians Excavations team for a great turnout at both the Melbourne and Stawell meetups and we look forward to working together soon.
Managing Director Joe Bartolo says, “We are excited about our future and will continue working hard to create and consolidate our high-performance culture that delivers projects on time, on budget and to the highest standard. We really want to welcome all our employees working across the three entities into our shared company culture and values, and ultimately become one team.”
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