Leighton Holdings


Leighton Holdings

Infobox Company
company_name = Leighton Holdings
company_
company_type = Public (asx|LEI)
foundation = 1949
location = St. Leonards, New South Wales, Australia
key_people = David Mortimer, Chairman
Wallace King, CEO
industry = Construction, Civil engineering
products =
revenue = A$14,542 million (2008)
operating_income = A$768 million (2008)
net_income = A$608 million (2008)
num_employees =
parent =
subsid =
homepage = [http://www.leighton.com.au www.leighton.com.au]
slogan =
footnotes =

Leighton Holdings (asx|LEI) is notable as Australia's largest project development and contracting group [ [http://www.leighton.com.au/ Leighton Holdings Website] ] . It is active in the telecommunications, engineering and infrastructure, building and property, mining and resources, and environmental services industries. It has operations in Australia, South East Asia, New Zealand, Vietnam, China and the Middle East.

History

Founded in 1949 by Stanley Leighton, an Englishman, Leighton Holdings was first listed on the Melbourne Stock Exchange in 1962. It established an operation in Asia, known as Leighton Asia in 1975.

Operations

Leighton Contractors

Leighton Contractors is the core contracting business around which the rest of the structure of the Leighton Group has been formed.

John Holland Group

Leighton Holdings owns John Holland Group, another Australian construction Group. Founded in 1949 by Sir John Holland, [ [http://www.asap.unimelb.edu.au/bsparcs/biogs/P003634b.htm Bright sparks biography] ] this entity built Parliament House in Canberra, a structure completed in 1988. [ [http://www.aila.org.au/NEWS/2008-pdfs/NPH%20Reunion.pdf Project Team reunion] ] It has recently been awarded the contract to expand Melbourne Airport. [ [http://www.melbourneairport.com.au/about_airport/media_releases_item.asp?id=232 Runway contract confirms Melbourne as Australia's first A380 ready city] ] The holding in John Holland was acquired in two stages: an initial 70% in 2000 and an extra 29% in 2004. The final 1% was finalised in December 2007. John Holland Group holds an investment in the Asia Pacific Transport Consortium.

Thiess

Leighton Holdings also owns Thiess, an Australian integrated engineering, construction and mining services provider. Originating in Queensland in 1934, Thiess became a part of the Leighton Group in 1983 when Hochtief first bought shares in Leighton.

Leighton International

Leighton International is the international operating company of the Leighton Group. Based in Dubai, the Company operates in the Middle East, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Brunei. The Company owns a 45% share in the Al Habtoor Leighton Group, one of the leading construction groups in the Middle East. All operations in the Middle East are carried out through the Al Habtoor Leighton Group.

Major projects

Major projects undertaken by Leighton Holdings include the Ross River Dam completed in 1971 [http://www.leighton.com.au/about_us/history/history.html Leighton Holdings History] ] , the Anglo-Australian Observatory completed in 1971, the Burdekin Dam completed in 1987, Brisbane Airport completed in 1988 and the ABC Centre in Ultimo completed in 1991.

Ownership

About 55% of the shares in Leighton Holdings are held by Hochtief [ [http://www.leighton.com.au/verve/_resources/Financial_Report_2007.pdf Financial report] ] .

References

ee also

* Leighton Asia
* Thai Leighton

External links

* [http://www.leighton.com.au/ Leighton Holdings website]

* [http://www.johnholland.com.au/ John Holland website]


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