Earthworks acquisition as RJT joins RSK Group


Civil engineering and bulk earthworks contractor RJT Excavations has been acquired by RSK Group, a move which it says strengthens the group’s expertise in major engineering and infrastructure project work.

RJT, based in Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders, has been  in the sector for more than 30 years and in 2009, was independently rated by New Civil Engineer as one of the UK’s top 75 civil engineering contractors.

The company specialises in plant and equipment, bulk earthworks, groundworks, stabilisation, remediation, contract crushing and other plant-orientated activities. It also offers a wider range of civil engineering services (roads, drainage, foundations, surfacing and street lighting).

It provides national coverage from its main yard at Jedburgh and regional offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Leeds.

The business has been acquired from Mancunian Mercantile Investments and RJT managing director Garry Young, said of the acquisition, “RSK Group brings some excellent synergies across the companies in its portfolio. This will provide opportunities to work together with similar companies within the group that have knowledge and experience in areas of construction that we do not currently have in-house.”

“The acquisition of RJT will prove extremely valuable to the group, enhancing our engineering and infrastructure services across the UK,” commented RSK Group Chief Executive Officer Alan Ryder commented, adding, “RJT’s team of specialists boasts an impressive skillset, applying its civil engineering, ground modelling, project management and bulk earthworks services to a diverse range of sectors, from roads and water installations to golf courses and landfill sites.”

With its own team of engineers, RJT says it is well positioned to meet the demands of frequently changing site information to provide updated modelling and cost reporting and site surveys.

Its fleet comprises more than 60 pieces of heavy plant, from excavators, dozers, dump trucks, rollers and a large fleet of crushing equipment to specialist stabilisation equipment and heavy haulage.

The acquisition advisers were Hill Dickinson.
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Picture attached: RJT Managing Director Garry Young.

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