As one of Australia’s most respected privately-owned builders, 2018 will be a year of celebration and recognition

Over the past century, the construction industry has ridden a tidal wave of change with the competitive need to be more efficient. Hansen Yuncken has continued to innovate, adapt and respond to changing conditions even at the mercy of fickle economic conditions at home and abroad.

There have been highs and lows, booms and near-busts, times of enormous challenge and exhilarating achievement. In all of this, the only constant has been change, but the cultural heritage of the company has been a remarkably steady one.

The 9th May 2018 marks 100 years since founders Lauritz Hansen and Otto Yuncken signed a three-paragraph partnership agreement to create what is now one of the most successful businesses in the construction industry. 

Today, Hansen Yuncken is one of the largest privately owned commercial building contractors in Australia having delivered over 5000 projects valued at approximately $100b in today’s dollars.

As we embark on our next century of building, the demographic and technological changes already underway will bring new types of clients, with new requirements, different demands and fresh opportunities. At the same time, established client groups are working in reconfigured relationships, leading to changing procurement models and new construction frameworks. 

Our company is responding fast by developing innovative construction and delivery approaches, and holds a deep commitment to strong collaboration, direct and honest communication and the drive to exceed client expectations.

Across all aspects of our business we strive to build excellent relationships with clients of all sizes, combined with innovative delivery models, this will ensure that Hansen Yuncken will be able to produce outstanding buildings for our clients for generations to come.

As we celebrate this remarkable milestone, we take pride in our past and look forward to the opportunities that the future will bring.

Peter Salveson
Chief Executive Officer