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Key Facts

Colas operate to provide safe, innovative and sustainable solutions for the design, building and maintenance of transport infrastructure.

Services are driven by a visionary approach and we place a strong emphasis on the importance of research and technical development, innovative thinking and our talent to deliver best practice and value.


  • The company was founded in 1923
  • In 1995 we were acquired by the international Colas Group, Colas SA

Parent Companies

  • We are owned by the International Parent Group Colas SA
  • Colas SA is owned by the Bouygues Group

Our locations

Our People

  • We have approximately 2000 employees including those who work in our Joint Venture arrangements
  • We are Investors in People company
  • Our people are our talent and when recruiting we look for a certain type of individual who demonstrates commitment, energy, self-belief, a willingness to challenge and continuously improve.


  • Our turnover for 2011 was £266 million
  • Our turnover for 2012 was £282 million
  • Over the past couple years despite the current economic climate we have been vigilant and remained financially stable
  • This is due to our culture of efficiency and business improvement.

Our customers

  • We deliver services to a diverse portfolio of clients including the Highways Agency, Local Authorities, MoD, Aviation Industry and the Private sector; contractors, consultants, architects and utility companies.

Our services

  • Transport Information Systems
  • Traffic Management
  • Highways Maintenance and Management
  • Airfields
  • Products and materials
  • Surface Treatments
  • Construction Projects
  • Vehicle Services
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Landscape Design

Joint Ventures

  • We currently working in Joint Venture arrangement for our MAC contracts.
  • These MAC contracts operate as A-one+, the joint venture company comprising Colas, Halcrow and Costain.
  • Newhaven Roadstone Ltd
  • SWH operates as an independent company and is a JV arrangement between Colas and Ringway



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