Colas - we go further

Key facts - here are some facts and interesting points which provide an overview of Colas.

Key Facts

Colas operate to provide safe, innovative and sustainable solutions for the design, building and maintenance of transport infrastructure.

Services are driven by a visionary approach and we place a strong emphasis on the importance of research and technical development, innovative thinking and our talent to deliver best practice and value.


 • 1921- Billown Lime Quarries Ltd formed

 • 1931- C.Kniveton Ltd formed

 • 1962- Tony Wilding Ltd founded

 • 1975- Colas Ltd acquires Tony Wilding Ltd

 • 1977- Colas (IOM) Ltd acquires Billown Lime Quarries Ltd

 • 1978- Colas (IOM) Ltd acquires C.Kniveton Ltd

 • 2007- Turkeyland Recycling & Waste Management Ltd founded

 • 2015 - All four trading companies became one, Colas (IOM)

 • 2015 - Colas Ltd acquires Audlyn Construction and its subsidiary Secure Scaffolding

Parent Companies

  • We are owned by the International Parent Group Colas SA
  • Colas SA is owned by the Bouygues Group

Our locations

Our People

  • Throughout the group we have approximately 110 employees 
  • We are Investors in People company
  • Our people are our talent and when recruiting we look for a certain type of individual who demonstrates commitment, energy, self-belief, a willingness to challenge and continuously improve.

Our customers

  • We deliver services to a diverse portfolio of clients including the Department of Infrastructure, Local Authorities and the Private sector; contractors, consultants, architects and utility companies.

Our services

  • Highways Maintenance and Management
  • Traffic Management
  • Products and materials
  • Supplier of aggregates and asphalt
  • Surface Treatments
  • Construction Projects
  • Concrete block production
  • Vehicle Services
  • Waste disposal
  • Civil engineering contracts
  • Scaffolding services

Joint Ventures

  • We are currently working in a Joint Venture with Colas Rail


  • Aram Resources Ltd