Van Elle

Company information

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  • Sector: Engineering
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Revenue: €100M to €150M

Building for the future

Based in the UK, Van Elle is an award-winning ground engineering contractor with more than 30 years’ experience operating across multiple sectors. The firm specialises in ground investigation, piling, ground anchors and soil nails, as well as bulk drilling and grouting, pre-cast modular ground beams and on-track rail projects.

“Regardless of a client’s requirements, we have the experience, plant, personnel and innovative thinking to deliver the appropriate solution safely, efficiently and in a cost effective manner,” says Jon Fenton, CEO.

“We have the experience, plant, personnel and innovative thinking  to deliver the appropriate solution”

Jon attributes the company’s success to the “extraordinary” people who work for the company. “Their dedication, professionalism and desire to work for a leader in our sector has kept the company at the top of its game,” he says.

And it’s thanks to this committed workforce that Van Elle was able to move into the on-track rail market in 2013. Jon explains how, after working on rail platform extension projects, bridges, step-free access schemes and new station car parks for many years, moving into the new market of on-track has proved a game changer for the contractor, and “it hasn’t looked back since.”
All this against a tough economic backdrop of course. “Our diversity and versatility has played a large part in ensuring that we have been able to carry out entire projects in challenging environments,” says Jon. “Others may have only been able to undertake a small element of the works.”

  • 7.2m - Amount of profit in 2015, double the previous year

Looking forward, Van Elle’s focus will remain on innovation in design and installation while providing clients with “value engineered solutions” that reduce material usage and improve sustainability. “We expect the company to continue to be one of the leading industry players, with a focus on innovation and service diversification. Growth in the workforce is a key facet of this plan too,” concludes Jon.