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History

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Our History

1983

Our passion for Earthmoving starts when Jon Brewer works for Cable Price and does his apprenticeship in diesel mechanical. After 3 years he gains his mechanics certificate becoming a fullyfledged diesel mechanic. Throughout his time at Cables he becomes interested in excavators. One day dreaming of owning his own contracting business.

1987

Camex Civil - History - 1987 Camtract
Jon was employed as an excavator operator with a Cambridge based company called Camtract. Owned by the Powells. They do a range of Civil and Rural projects around the wider Waikato area.

1992

Camex Civil - History - 1992 Tamahere bypass interchange near Hamilton
Jon is part of the Camtract team that constructs the Tamahere bypass interchange on State Highway 1 near Hamilton.

1994

Jon went to work on the Family Farm in Te Miro when the owner of Camtract Geoff Powell moved down to the Westcoast.

1998

Camex Civil - History - 1998 JonCamex Civil - History - 1998 Cambridge Excavators First YardCamex Civil - History - 1998 Cambridge Excavators First DiggerCamex Civil - History - 1998 Cambridge Excavators First Truck
Jon started Cambridge Excavators (Camex) as an owner operator.

2000

Camex Civil - History - 2000 IvorCamex Civil - History - 2000 Ivor
First employee – Ivor Walker started with Jon. Ivor is still with us today. Thanks Ivor!

2007

Jason Brewer (Jons son) starts working in the business and works to get his drain laying, water reticulation and civil infrastructure pipe laying qualifications.

2008

Camex Civil - History - 2008 Darryl Cobb
10th employee Darryl Cobb joins the team. First commercial drainage project is secured.

2010

Camex Civil - History - 2010 Karapiro Dam BeforeCamex Civil - History - 2010 Karapiro Dam After
Camex is awarded a project at the Mighty River Power Karapiro Dam to reinstate a wash out around the end of the dam.

2013

Camex Civil - History - 2013 Nathan Wolland
Nathan Wolland joins the team.

2015

Camex Civil - History - 2015 First 20 ton excavator
First 20 ton excavator.
Camex Civil - History - 2015 First Subdivision
Our first residential subdivision project is secured.
Camex Civil - History - 2015 Staff
Staff numbers reach 16.

2016

Camex Civil - History - 2016 First Topcon GPS Kits
First Topcon GPS Kits fitted to excavators.
Camex Civil - History - 2016 Staff
Staff numbers are now over 30.

2017

Camex Civil - History - 2017 Camex Rebrand
Rebranded as Camex Civil to represent the focus and work that we now do.
Camex Civil - History - 2017 Staff
Full time staff numbers hit 50+. Camex Civil completed a number of its largest earthmoving, carpark, and drainage projects to date.
Camex Civil - History - 2017 Ashley
50th Employee Ashley F.

2018

Camex Civil - History - 2018 Staff
Full time staff numbers hit 70+. New Management structure with Senior Management team, Specialist Environment, H&S and Quality Management roles.
Camex Civil - History - 2018 Specialist Water Reticulation team
Creation of Specialist Water Reticulation team. Significant new Council projects.

2019

Camex Civil - History - 2019 specialist maintenance division
Full time staff numbers hit 100+. Creation of specialist maintenance division and technical support roles. First Council maintenance contracts underway.

2020

Camex Civil - History - 2020 complex process infrastructure projects
Full time staff numbers hit 100+. Camex completes multiple complex process infrastructure projects throughout central north island.
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