Keller at a glance
The Keller board and executive committee.
We choose to maintain the highest standards of corporate governance as we believe these should help to facilitate the success of the Company and sustain this over time.
Keller has given more than 150 years of service to the construction industry. From modest beginnings, it has grown into a Group with revenue of more than £1.5 billion and around 10,000 employees operating in more than 40 countries.
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Ground improvement techniques are used to prepare the ground for new construction projects and to reduce the risk of liquefaction in areas of seismic activity.
Specialty grouting strengthens target areas in the ground and controls ground water flow through rocks and soils by reducing their permeability.
Anchors, nails and minipiles can provide temporary or permanent solutions for a wide range of stability or support problems and are often used to underpin or stabilise buildings, slopes and embankments.
Post-tension cable systems are used to reinforce concrete foundations and structural spans, enhancing their load-bearing capacity.
Instrumentation and monitoring
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Our values promote honesty, fairness and integrity in our relations with our employees, customers, suppliers, competitors and the community and underpin the our guiding principles.
We want every person who works for us, or with us, to go home safely at the end of each day.
Keller is committed to minimising its impact on the environment and complying with its statutory and regulatory obligations.
Workplace and people
We want to be known as a responsible employer which people are proud to join.
We want to continue to take a leadership role within our industry and to value, and be valued by, the communities in which we work.
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What we do
Our reputation is built on engineering excellence and a commitment to continual innovation.
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Our employees often tell us that they feel part of a Keller family.
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We pride ourselves in having some of the best professionals and skilled people in the industry who are motivated by our culture and the opportunities for career growth.
Opportunities to learn and develop
Providing training and development opportunities is not simply a matter of getting more from our people.
Our employment policies
Diversity of people, skills and abilities is a strength which will help us to achieve our best.
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At Keller, recruitment is carried out locally.
Keller's goal is to be the world leader in geotechnical solutions.
In 2015, we continued to make progress in delivering against our strategy. There are five elements:
Growing our product range and entering new markets, organically and by acquisition
We have a set of target product segments based on growth, profit and strategic considerations.
We also have a set of target geographies to either consolidate market position or open up new markets.
We maintain a short-list of potential acquisitions to help us access target markets, where required.
The acquisition of Bencor broadened our product offering to include diaphragm wall technology.
The acquisition of Austral in Western Australia, coupled with our existing operation Waterway in Eastern Australia, consolidated our market position in Australia in marine piling.
Revenue growth year-on-year:
year on year sales growth, including acquistions
Building strong, customer-focused local businesses
Ground engineering is a local business that demands local expertise and relationships. We will continue to focus on and satisfy the needs of our customers at local level.
Our businesses evaluate the quality of their customer feedback (amongst other things).
Our businesses offer two routes to value creation: high operational efficiency and utilisation and/or strong technical differentiation.
Business units in over 40 countries provide local knowledge of both markets and ground conditions.
Business units with robust divisional and Group controls framework.
We have established a Business Development function focused on capturing our customer requirements and understanding our competitors.
Return on capital employed: operating profit before exceptional items as a net return on capital employed
Leveraging the scale and expertise of the Group
Keller has globally leading expertise and a corporate structure that allows us to bring the best of Keller to every customer engagement, we will be investing in the tools and processes to make this more effective and efficient.
Synergies in operating model will be selectively implemented so that we don't lose local responsiveness.
Keller's scale provides security for customers and employees through resilience to risk.
In the last year, we undertook a strategic review of the Group that resulted in the following changes:
Operating margins: operating profit before exceptional items expressed as a percentage of revenue
Enhancing our engineering and operational capabilities
We are investing in connecting our global network of engineers and project managers to share best practices on project execution, equipment management and maintenance and technology innovation.
Our global supply chain is optimised to balance equipment utilisation with efficient transport.
We aim to be a leader and investor in new technologies.
Engineering & Operations function established, charged with building Group capability and expertise, to deliver superior solutions and productivity.
Global Product Teams developing minimum operating standards for the Group and sharing best practice.
We continue to invest above depreciation rates in our equipment fleet.
Accident frequency rate: accident frequency per 100,000 hours; lost time injuries are calculated as any incident over one day
Investing in our people
We are investing in developing the talent of our employees to help deliver world-class solutions to our customers as well as creating opportunities for all to maximise their potential.
We continue to strive for leadership in HSEQ.
Executive Committee reinforced.
Talent development programme rolled out to our senior management population.
Global Leadership Team identified and programme of communications is in train.
Continued strong emphasis on safety improvement.
Staff turnover rate: managerial, professional and technical staff leaving in the period, other than through redundancy or normal retirement, expressed as a percentage of staff in this category
staff world-wide in more than 40 countries
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Keller is in over 40 countries across five continents
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Keller is established
Keller acquired Hayward Baker (US)
Keller IPO on London Stock Exchange
Acquired Mckinney (US)
Acquired Piling Contractors (Australia)
c.10,000 employees, Acquired Bencor (North America) and Austral (Australia)
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