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 1800 employees including those who work in our Joint Venture arrangements
  • We are a 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 £286.1 million
  • Our turnover for 2012 was £303.6 million
  • Our turnover for 2013 was £324.1 million
  • Our turnover for 2014 was £328.9 million
  • These results are for Colas Ltd and include joint ventures
  • 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 Highways England, 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 a number of Joint Venture arrangement for major clients including Highways England and Local Authorities.

These include - 

  • A-one+
  • CVU
  • Newhaven Roadstone Ltd
  • SWH