Founded in 1928, Kier Group Plc is a UK-based construction and infrastructure services company. It was founded by Danish engineers Olaf Kier and Jorgen Lotz who established J Lotz and Kier and became early pioneers of reinforced concrete design and construction. In 1986, the company was acquired by Beazer and then in 1992 the company was acquired by Hanson Plc to become today’s Kier Group. The company has acquired May Gurney and Mouchel in 2015 to position itself as the sector leader in the growing UK highways maintenance and management market. In 2017, the company acquired McNicholas to strengthen its position in the Utilities and infrastructure services sectors. In 2018, the company signed an agreement with Homes England to provide over 5,400 much needed homes for next 10 years. In 1996, the company got listed on the London Stock Exchange as LON KIE and became a constituent of FTSE 250 Index.
The company aims is to deliver infrastructure, which is vital to the UK by offering infrastructure services, construction and property developments and committed to delivering for communities and leaving lasting legacies through work in a sustainable work. It is a UK’s leading regional builder and works collaboratively with its client on projects of all sizes, complexities, and industry across the UK. The company delivers capital projects and maintenance of infrastructure services through partnerships with strategic clients and long-term alliances. The company invests, builds, and maintains the UK’s essential assets and infrastructure with around 95% of its revenue come from government, quasi-government, or regulated sectors.
The company’s infrastructure services segments focus upon three main markets that includes highways, infrastructure, and utilities. The highways businesses manage, maintain, and improve over 30,000 km of local authority and strategic roads working in partnership with clients such as Highways England and Transport for London. Its Infrastructure business undertakes a range of major and complex infrastructure and civil engineering projects across the UK. Its Utilities business offers a range of services such as maintenance, repair, and emergency response services in sectors such as water, gas, energy, and telecommunication across the UK. Further, it also designs and construct services for the UK’s waterways network and rail sector.
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