Largest producer of quality aggregates in the South Otago area
The company also operates quarries at Logan Point, in Dunedin and Balclutha as well as the Walton Park sand plant in Fairfield. The Balclutha quarry, located approximately 80km south-west of Dunedin is the largest producer of quality aggregates in the South Otago area and supplies around 30 different products.
With a population of approximately 130,000 people, Dunedin is the second largest city of New Zealand’s South Island and is the principle city of the Otago region, with the harbour and the hills surrounding it being the remnants of an extinct volcano. It has a diverse economy, but the city's most important activity centres around tertiary education – Dunedin is home to the University of Otago, New Zealand's oldest university (established in 1869), and the Otago Polytechnic.
While primary industries are the main economic drivers of New Zealand’s economy, in recent years the Otago region has experienced a large increase in tourism. As a result, local government authorities have increased their expenditure on infrastructure in the region, driving strong demand for quarry products.