The Roading Company, a specialist road and civil business, based in Southland and Otago and previously owned by Dave and Raewyn Wilson, has been bought by Downer.The Roading Company will continue to operate under its current brandDowner has purchased the plant, brand and all employees will be welcome to transfer to the new business. The transaction is due to be completed early May, subject to the usual conditions required in this type of transaction. Downer executive general manager, Craig West say the deal is a an “excellent fit” to work alongside Downer’s South Island business.
“The Roading Company has been operating in Southland and Otago for 16 years and has a very experienced team with strong project and contract management expertise,” he says.
“It has a great reputation locally for working alongside clients to deliver road reconstruction and realignment, urban road upgrades, seal extensions, pavement stabilisation, land development, aggregate production and smaller projects like site works and driveways.”
Dave Wilson has led the business since its establishment in 2003 and says with changes in the procurement process for road construction and we wanted to ensure the business could grow into the future.
“We’re confident that Downer will look after our highly skilled, loyal employees and continue to build the brand locally. The hard work of our quality and safety conscious team has made the company the success it is.
“We have developed good relationships with clients and we value the enormous support received from suppliers in the region.”