RJT Excavations acquired by RSK

Garry Young

JEDBURGH-based civil engineering and bulk earthworks contractor RJT Excavations has been acquired by RSK in a move described as ‘significantly strengthening’ the group’s expertise in major engineering and infrastructure project work.

RJT has been involved 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 business has been acquired from Mancunian Mercantile Investments.

RJT MD Garry Young, who will continue to lead the business, said, “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. I believe that the RSK Group’s similar values and ethics bodes well for the future and that this acquisition is an excellent outcome for all RJT employees.”

RSK group CEO Alan Ryder added, “The acquisition of RJT will prove extremely valuable to the group, enhancing our engineering and infrastructure services across the UK. 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.”

RJT’s fleet comprises more than 60 pieces of heavy plant including excavators, dozers, dump trucks, rollers and crushing equipment.

The firm’s services include civil engineering and groundworks; training and testing; crushing and quarrying; plant hire; and ground modelling.