Hansen Yuncken

Hansen Yuncken is a national Australian construction company, founded in 1918. The company claims to have completed over 4500 projects, and has managed the construction of several Australian landmark buildings.[2]

Hansen Yuncken
FounderOtto Yuncken and Lauritz Hansen
Number of locations
Key people
Peter Salveson (CEO)
RevenueA$1.15 billion (FY2014)[1]

Company profileEdit

Since 2006, the company has specialised in sustainable architecture, completing Council House 2 in Melbourne, the world's first 6 star green building, K2 apartments, public housing in Windsor, Victoria and SA Water's headquarters in Adelaide.

The company is engaged in the delivery of PPP projects across Australia, including NSW Schools I PPP, SA Police and Courts, Orange Hospital, Monash University School of Pharmacy PPP and NSW Schools II PPP and SA Super Schools.

In August 2010, Hansen Yuncken was named Australia’s Private Business of the Year in BRW Magazine (Business Review Weekly), for companies with more than $100 million turnover. The company also ranked 27 on BRW’s 2010 list of Top 500 private companies in Australia.

In 2010 Hansen Yuncken were working on $2.1 billion worth of projects.[3]

By March 2012, they had $3.3 billion worth of projects under management.[4]


Hansen Yuncken was founded in Melbourne, Australia in 1918 by Otto Yuncken and Lauritz Hansen.

In 1925, the company opened a regional branch in Shepparton, Victoria. In 2006 it opened an office in Albury/Wodonga to service regional Victoria and Southern New South Wales. In 1937, Hansen Yuncken expanded into Hobart, Tasmania, then in 1939 an office in Adelaide, South Australia.

The late 1960s saw the opening of its Northern Territory office. A permanent presence was maintained until 2000, at which time it was decided to target only the larger projects in the region. The company also operated an office in Queensland in the early 80s; in 2007 started in Cairns and in 2009 opened an office in Townsville.

In 1989, the company commenced operations in New South Wales, initially in joint venture, but now operating in its own right. In 2006 Hansen and Yuncken opened an office in Newcastle to serve the Hunter Region.

In 2010 the grandson of Lauritz Hansen, Peter, announced his retirement as chairman of the company. Peter Hansen's son Richard was due to take on a greater management role.[3]

Major projectsEdit

K2 sustainable apartments features passive solar design, recycled and sustainable materials, photovoltaic cells, wastewater treatment, rainwater collection and solar hot water.

Hansen and Yuncken has completed numerous landmark buildings across Australia, including:


  1. ^ "Hansen Yuncken Pty Ltd - Premium Company Report Australia". IBISWorld. Australia. 30 June 2014. Retrieved 9 Feb 2015.
  2. ^ About Hansen Yuncken
  3. ^ a b Builder Hansen Yuncken follows the work north, The Australian, June 3, 2010. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  4. ^ Construction group Hansen Yuncken's boss Joe Barr is building on Dubai lessons

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