Keller Group

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Keller Group plc
Public limited company
Traded asLSEKLR
IndustryGround engineering
Founded1860; 159 years ago (1860)
HeadquartersLondon, England
Key people
Peter Hill, Chairman
Alain Michaelis (CEO)
James Hind (Finance Director)
Revenue£2,070.6 million (2017)[1]
£108.7 million (2017)[1]
£74.0 million (2017)[1]
Number of employees
10,000 (2017)[1]

Keller Group plc (LSEKLR) is the largest independent geotechnical solutions specialist in the world. With operations in more than 40 countries across six continents, and sales of £2.1 billion.[2] It is listed on the London Stock Exchange.


The company was established in the 1950s as the ground engineering division of GKN plc.[3] In 1960, it expanded into a stand-alone piling and ground improvement company. In 1975 it acquired the German company Johann Keller and took on that name.[3] In 1984 Keller bought Hayward Baker Inc., a US ground engineering business.[3] In 1990 it was the subject of a management buy-out from GKN plc supported by Candover.[3] It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1994.[3] The Company had a social housing division until 2007 when it was sold for nominal consideration.[4] By 2017, Keller had grown to be around a 10,000 employee company with staff in more than 40 countries.[3]


Keller has 21 business units operating under three divisions and supported by its Group Head Office:[5]

  • North America: Bencor, Case Foundation, Hayward Baker, HJ Foundation, Keller Canada, McKinney Drilling, Suncoast
  • Europe, Middle East and Africa: Central Europe, North-East Europe, North-West Europe, South-East Europe, Franki, French Speaking Territories, Middle East, Iberia and Latin America, Brazil
  • Asia-Pacific: ASEAN, India, Keller Australia, Waterway Constructions, Australia

Used alone or in combination, Keller offers techniques to solve a wide range of geotechnical challenges across the entire construction spectrum:[6]

Keller lays foundations for one of Australia's tallest buildings
Keller completes foundation for luxury apartments - Miami

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  1. ^ a b c d "Annual Report 2017" (PDF). Keller Group. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Where we operate". Retrieved 2018-03-22.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Keller History
  4. ^ "Keller sells social housing business to Mears". Building. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Worldwide contacts". Retrieved 2018-03-22.
  6. ^ "Introduction". Retrieved 2018-03-22.