The company was originally founded in 1986 to service the construction industry. The main focus was Excavation work and site clearance.
In the early 1990’s we started to work on the railway line for Iarnród Éireann.
In 1994 we bought our first Rail Road Excavator, a Case 688, having previously been carrying out the work with track machines, this new machine, designed just for the railway, was a massive step forward for the company. All the companies work was initially on the upgrade of the line from Dundalk to Dublin.
Since the purchase of the first Rail Road Excavator, we have grown into a fleet of over 40 Rail Road Machines which includes Excavators, Dozers, Dump trucks, Teleporters and Jeeps. All of these machines have been either custom made or heavily modified to enable them to work in the railway environment. We now cover the whole of Ireland
The first major project we were involved in was the upgrade of the Maynooth line in the late 90’s. We were also involved in the dart upgrade which was completed by 2005
We have been involved in the KRP (Kildare Route Project) which ran for four years, the main aim of this project was increasing the number of railway lines from Heuston station (Dublin) to hazel hatch station (Kildare) from two lines to four lines.
Another project was the Cork– Cobh and Middleton line in 2008. This involved the reinstating of a railway line that had been closed to passenger trains since 1970.
In Christmas of 2010 we took part in the relaying of track through the tunnels in Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. This Job started on the 26th December 2010 and finished on the 2nd of January 2011. The machines were working 24 hours with three different operators on the machine during the day. The line was successfully completed and reopened on schedule.
In April of 2009 the company was featured in Earthmovers magazine. There was a five page article about the company and the work we do. To read the article click here.
We were also the first company to introduce Engcon tilt rotators/grabs on machines in Ireland in 2001. Now every machine hired by Iarnród Éireann has to have one fitted.