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
Michael Speakman, Interim CEO
Mark Hooper, Interim CFO
Revenue£2,224.5 million (2018)[1]
£96.6 million (2018)[1]
£(13.8) million (2018)[1]
Number of employees
10,554 (2018)[1]

Keller Group plc (LSEKLR) is a large independent geotechnical solutions specialist. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange.


The company was established in the 1950s as the ground engineering division of GKN plc.[2] In 1960, it expanded into a stand-alone piling and ground improvement company and, in 1975, it acquired the German company Johann Keller and took on that name.[2] 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] and it was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in May 1994.[4] In 2007, the company sold its social housing division for nominal consideration.[5] In 2007 the company also acquired HJ Foundation for £24.5 million.[6]


Keller operates under three divisions and is supported by its group head office:[7]

  • North America: Bencor, Case Foundation, Hayward Baker, HJ Foundation, Keller Canada, McKinney Drilling, Suncoast, Moretrench
  • Europe, Middle East and Africa: Central Europe, North-East Europe, North-West Europe, South-East Europe, Franki, French Speaking Countries, Middle East, Iberia and Latin America, Brazil
  • Asia-Pacific: ASEAN, India, Keller Australia, Austral Construction, and Waterway Constructions (the latter business was shut by Keller in 2019 after three years of poor results).[8]

Used alone or in combination, Keller offers techniques to solve a wide range of geotechnical challenges across the entire construction sector:[9]

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 2018" (PDF). Keller Group. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Share of the week: Keller Group". The Times. 11 December 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b Brown, G. (2015). The Independent Director: The Non-Executive Director's Guide to Effective Board Presence. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1349502691.
  4. ^ "Keller Group". London Stock Exchange. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  5. ^ Boyd, Olivia (20 September 2007). "Keller sells social housing business to Mears". Building.
  6. ^ McCulloch, Chloë (2 October 2007). "Keller Group buys US piling contractor for £24.5m". Building. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Worldwide contacts". Keller Group. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Keller to shut loss-making Australian subsidiary". The Construction Index. 1 July 2019. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Introduction". Retrieved 22 March 2018.

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