WHY AHRENS

WHY WORK WITH AHRENS

We set ourselves apart from the rest through our down-to-earth approach to business, in-house capabilities and past projects, our strategic locations, strong balance sheet, long successful history, and support of our local communities. In addition to all this, we focus on providing cost-effective solutions and value-for-money outcomes across all our projects.

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Our approach to business stems from our deep-set culture of getting the job done.  We take a collaborative, hands-on approach and deliver value-for-money results for all our clients.

Focusing on honesty, sincerity and reliability, we foster strong working relationships and are committed to doing business that creates mutual benefit for all involved.  We work hard to ensure that team objectives are clearly defined from the outset and we drive each project towards delivery with an emphasis on safety, communication, cost, program and high-quality results.

We are proactively committed to zero harm on all our worksites and in our offices and take the health, safety and welfare of all our staff, clients, consultants, visitors, and the general public very seriously. 

We have an outstanding health and safety record that is testament to our commitment to training our people and supporting the best systems and procedures. We cultivate safe working behaviours, run ongoing training and awareness sessions throughout the company and conduct regular risk assessments and safe work planning on all our work sites. We also develop a Work Health and Safety Plan for all our projects in line with relevant legislation and any client requirements.  

Our vertically-integrated structure enables us to be a cost-effective one-stop shop for all our clients’ project needs.  We deliver a complete range of project capabilities – from concept to completion – or any individual project element you required. 

Our broad range of in-house capabilities includes:

  • Construction project management
  • Design and construct
  • Engineering services
  • Mining services and infrastructure
  • Procurement
  • Steel fabrication and installation

 

By managing all these capabilities in-house means we have superior controls over cost savings and time, above all others, on every job we undertake.

These capabilities are also supported by our experienced pool of quality subcontractors – who we value and work hard to retain.

We acknowledge the impact our subcontractors have on the outcome of our projects and we work hard to retain them.  We treat them as direct employees and ensure they feel part of the Ahrens family.  As a result we have retained a loyal team of businesses willing to work with us and get the job done.

We have many trusted and engaged employees across our various facilities and offices across Australia.  These range from Adelaide and the Barossa Valley, up to Gilgandra, Goombungee and Darwin, over to Perth and the Pilbara region, and many places in between. 

This means we are able to deploy work teams quickly and efficiently in order to save time and costs for our client.  

Our world-class steel fabrication plant, located at our head office at Kingsford South Australia, is home to Australia’s first automated Custom Engineered Building (CEB) plant, which is one of the most advanced of its kind in the world.

Our steel facility also includes a state-of-the-art automated shot blast and paintline system. As a result, our ability to fabricate and paint structural steel for buildings, bridges, mining projects and a host of other structures is second to none.

We have the expertise to successfully deliver projects in any location – from complex inner-city footprints to remote outback regions. Our significant pool of in-house labour, trades, plant and equipment enable us to mobilise at short notice and meet the tightest deadlines.

Our Australian operations are supported by our Global Procurement Team located in Hangzhou, China sourcing materials of the highest quality and safety standards when required.

Over the life of the business, through the ups and downs of the economy, Ahrens has maintained steady and sustainable growth.

Sound business decisions, including a number of key acquisitions, has seen Ahrens secure its future and position in the market.  Our responsive corporate structure enables the business to be flexible and able to adapt to market demands and challenges.

The company owns a vast fleet of plant and equipment and has no major operational debt.  This enables us to take on projects of all sizes and provide our clients with reassurance and certainty in relation to project delivery. 

Ahrens was established in 1906 in the Barossa Valley by Wilhelm Ahrens. Over the hundred-plus years that have followed, the business has remained in the Ahrens family and stayed true to its culture that focuses on family, integrity, leadership, efficiency and satisfaction.

The business started as a blacksmith but soon grew to specialise in agricultural products and steel fabrication.  Over the past decade the business has grown to become a national full-service construction, engineering and mining services company.  Operating across various sectors, the business now has offices in many major states and rural areas and has the capacity to take on projects of all sizes.

For more information on the history or Ahrens, please click here.

 

Ahrens has a proven track record of delivering high-quality results across various industries for a wide range of clients.

We pride ourselves on continual improvement and ensure we always take the time to carefully close out every project, regardless of its size, in order to gather knowledge to strengthen our next performance.  Having worked across a broad spectrum of projects in various sectors we use our experience in one to benefit the next. 

Ahrens has successfully delivered a broad range of project types, including:

  • Bulky goods and retail stores.
  • Carparks.
  • Distribution centres.
  • Engineering and processing facilities.
  • Factories and warehouses.
  • Industrial and commercial buildings.
  • Mining infrastructure.
  • Processing facilities.
  • Rural sheds and silos.