A reputation you can rely upon

Collins Earthworks is part of a group of companies generating in excess of £180m per annum.

Our ethos has been striving for repeat business from our clients, promoting consistent good workmanship throughout.

The company was founded by David Collins, firstly as a sole trader, then registering Collins Contractors Plant Hire in 2000.

In 2006 our trading name was changed to Collins Earthworks. Based in Ripley, the company has worked throughout Great Britain. We have been fortunate to achieve an increased turnover through the years and established several affiliated companies.

Collins Earthworks has been managing major earthmoving and civil projects for over 20 years. Midlands-based, we provide a fast, flexible, reliable and professional service nationwide. We have a long-running success in meeting the demands of our customers providing bespoke solutions from consultation through to completion. We are constantly making investments in our fleet and staff.

Collins through the years

Company Timeline

  • We have been fortunate to achieve an increased turnover throughout the years and established several affiliated companies.
  • These being firstly EnviroTrac in 2008 to do ground stabilisation utilising lime & cement.
  • Following this was Collins Training in 2013 enabling all training to be done in-house whilst also servicing outside clients.
  • Collins Demolition was formed in early 2016 to handle all site preparation works for the earthworks as well as acting as a principal contractor for their clients.
  • In March 2018 we added Collins Earthworks (Transport) who not only moves our fleet but manages over 7000 movements of heavy plant equipment each year and offers clients excellent prices on their heavy haulage requirements.
  • The final addition to the group was Collins Plant Sales, established in February 2019. Collins Plant Sales has been awarded Volvo utility equipment main dealer status to cover Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. Supplying the full Volvo range of compact excavators from 1.5 to 9.0-tonne, wheeled loaders up to 1m³ capacity and tandem asphalt compactors.

A Sustainable Future

As we endeavour to become a greener company our commitments to sustainable investments have become of vast importance to our future.

Having taken delivery of the UK’s first Volvo EC750E and EC950E excavators and L25 Electric wheeled loader. In May 2022 Collins Earthworks added two of the UK's first Hybrid Volvo EC300Es to its fleet of Hybrid & Fully Electric Machines. Featuring Volvo’s novel hydraulic-hybrid technology, these machines harvest energy generated by the downward movement of the boom to achieve 17% greater fuel efficiency over conventional models – with no trade-offs in controllability or performance.

Alongside hybrid machines, we have been running Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuel on a series of machines throughout our fleet since 2021 in line with Collins Earthworks' carbon reduction goals. HVO reduces net CO2 emissions by up to 90 per cent while maintaining the performance of diesel equivalent machines.

Alongside the above, our Recycling facility at Kirkby-in-Ashfield processes a variety of construction and demolition waste into certified aggregates suitable for a wide range of uses within the construction and landscaping industries.