Seymour Whyte Steps Up


01 February 2019

Civil contracting firm Seymour Whyte – for the first time in the company’s 30-year history – has specialised paving equipment and crew.

Seymour Whyte has purchased two concrete batch plants, two main line pavers, a material transfer placer, a single lane paver and two texture curers.

Last month, the crew placed the first section of sub-base concrete pavement on a 49km upgrade on Australia’s eastern seaboard where Seymour Whyte has successfully self-performed 2,500,000m3 of earthwork and delivered 20 bridges. Of those, half were self-performed.

Seymour Whyte Regional Manager – Northern Will MacDonald said since joining multinational conglomerate VINCI Construction in October 2017, the company had accelerated its vertical integration of construction activities.


“Seymour Whyte has always had strong in-house engineering and project management and field supervision capabilities, but that was not sufficient to start delivering specialised work on our own.”

“Since 2016, we have built a highly capable, experienced workforce – the foundation for a sustainable self-perform strategy.”

“The stand-out performance of our crews on the self-performed earthwork and bridges, and VINCI’s backing, enabled the business decision to invest in major capital equipment for paving work, a first for Seymour Whyte.”

The investment in new capital assets and enhanced self-perform capabilities positions Seymour Whyte to offer its clients better streamlined, safer and more efficient construction solutions.




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