A Proud Heritage


Central Jutland, Denmark. Per Aarsleff borrowed 10,000 Danish Kroner from his father’s life insurance, bought an excavator, and founded Northern Europe’s leading contracting company.


In spite of general economic downturn, the 1970s was a very busy period for Aarsleff. There was a great demand for piling and Aarsleff were driving piles for large-scale projects, circa 10,000 running metres of piles.


A quantum leap in the company’s history came when Per Aarsleff A/S became listed on the stock exchange. Today, this success is reflected in the price of the shares; a sign of the investors trust in the company.


Aarsleff gained expertise within electrification of railways, and the piling division was soon very busy driving piles for the Danish rail network. The specially developed piling rigs then found their way to Spain, Germany and Poland. In addition to the Centrum pile factory in Denmark, Aarsleff Ground Engineering now have pile factories located in the UK, Sweden, Germany and Poland. Indeed, the Aarsleff Group is the largest pile producer in Northern Europe.

  • Veile, Denmark
  • Newark, UK
  • Kutno, Poland
  • Kollandda, Sweden
  • Germaringen, Germany

All subsidiaries diversified their product and services portfolio to
offer a variety of pile types and specialist geotechnical solutions
making the Aarsleff Ground Engineering segment a highly
competitive expert in its field, growing rapidly to become one
of Europe’s most trusted and experienced ground engineering


Despite the recession, Aarsleff and Centrum focused their efforts on expansion. Centrum’s automated factory was built and another robot installed, meaning Centrum and Aarsleff were prepared to hit the ground running when work picked up once more.


Diversification took centre stage as Aarsleff acquired A&J Geotechnical Services and set up a new sheet piling division, an area we had vast experience in but had not concentrated on for a long time. This marked the start of the multidiscipline approach Aarsleff focuses upon today.


Following a 12% revenue increase during a year marked by lockdowns and economic decline, Aarsleff celebrated it’s 30th anniversary in the UK. Placing multidiscipline excellence at our core, we are set to continue to grow organically and sensibly

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A leading UK ground engineering specialist, focusing on multi-discipline excellence and value engineering. We design and deliver some of the UK’s largest ground engineering projects.

Our vision is to bring confidence to those constructing the landscape of tomorrow .

1947. Central Jutland, Denmark. Per Aarsleff borrowed 10,000 Danish Kroner from his father’s life insurance, bought an excavator, and founded Northern Europe’s leading contracting company.

Our biggest asset, our team is composed of the leading experts in ground engineering. Working with collaboration and cohesion at the core of our business, we can guarantee a quick and founded answer to all your questions.

We recruit and reward our people based on our ‘Step into the Blue’ company culture, where we embrace the core values of Life and Health, Trust, and Responsibility.

We do everything to ensure our team and yours work safely on our sites. With our core value of Life & Health, we see safety as a cultural pillar.

Our ISO accreditations are an assurance to you that we take governance seriously. Read our policies to discover more.

The projects that keep society running. Bridges, buildings, transit and rail facilities, embankment support, marine and offshore facilities, mines, airports, and water projects.

Keeping things turning. Sewage Treatment Works, Waste Water Treatment Works, Wind Farms and Wind Turbines, Biomass Plants, and Power stations.

Meeting society’s needs. Nursing and care homes, MOD buildings, Schools and Universities, and small or large-sized residential developments.

Staying on the move. Remediation, bridges, and foundation work are integral to keeping the industry running smoothly.

The landscape of the marketplace. Mega-retail sheds, distribution warehouses, University accommodation, and major supermarket and household name units.

Keeping things afloat. Ports and harbours, coastal defences, river embankments and inland waterways.