Company

History

1953

Modern Engineering & Construction

Ray Kotzur started Modern Engineering and Construction Co Pty Ltd. in a small shed in the rural town of Walla Walla, New South Wales. In its early days it served the local farming community building sheds, manufacturing gates and supplying general engineering services.

1962

First Transportable Silo

The first Kotzur transportable grain silo was produced.

1972

Silos Become Focus

The company ceased other manufacturing to focus solely on silos.

1985

First Kotzur Gas Sealed Silo

After 3 years of design and manufacturing upgrades, the first Kotzur gas-sealed transportable silo was built.

1989

Purchase of ANI Arnall

The company purchased the silo and water tank division of ANI Arnall. Relocating the business to Walla Walla. (ANI-Arnall were manufacturing the original “Lysaght” silos).

1994

First On Ground Silo Constructed

First Kotzur on-ground silo was constructed. Kotzur designed a new range of built on site to meet the new Australian Standards for silo design and also to be reliable for gas sealing fumigation.

1997

New Ownership

Andrew and Michelle Kotzur become second generation owners of the Kotzur companies.

2009

Downfields Engineering Acquired

Toowoomba based “Downfields Engineering” becomes part of the Kotzur Group Companies.

2011

New Offices

New Kotzur Offices inaugurated in Walla Walla NSW.

2012

Bulk Handling Facility of the Year

Bulk Handling Awards. Qube Bulk Award for Bulk Handling Facility of the Year (Resources and infrastructure).

2016

Downfields Engineering Rebranded

“Downfields Engineering” is rebranded to Kotzur Bulk Solids Handling.

2017

B. Keogh & Sons Manufacturing Acquired

Kotzur acquired the rights to all intellectual property owned by the Bendigo based entity B. Keogh & Sons Manufacturing Pty Ltd.