Our Story

What we do:

  • We sell and hire construction machinery
  • We specialise in project management of winning, crushing and stockpiling road materials
  • We import/export goods for trade
  • We handle land and sea logistics

Excavation Equipment (EXEQ) delivers products and services of quality while being responsive to the needs of the crushing and earthmoving industry. With bases in Toowoomba, Gold Coast and Melbourne, EXEQ is fast becoming a business that supports not only the local community, but is making an impact nationwide.

Mission Statement

EXEQ’s mission is to deliver value to our clients while building a socially responsible company for our future generations.

Company Vision

Our business is based on a world-wide vision service that enables our clients to provide superior results.

Financial Times 1000: High-Growth Companies Asia-Pacific

The Inaugural FT 1000 High-Growth Companies Asia-Pacific list considered companies based in 11 of the region’s more developed markets: Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. Those that participated have been ranked according to the percentage growth in their revenues between 2013 and 2016.

Excavation Equipment Ranked # 41 overall and #1 for the Construction Sector.

Heritage Bank Business Excellence Awards

Excavation Equipment was awarded as a winner in the Automotive & Machinery category and the overall Retail and Wholesale Winner for 2015 and 2016. In 2017, EXEQ was a finalist in the Retail Small Business.

EXEQ was a finalist again in 2018 for the Transport & Logistics and Retail Enterprise categories and General Manager, Catherine Ardi, was a finalist for the Future Leader of the Year Award.

The Heritage Bank Business Excellence Awards is a celebration of the business community’s contribution to the economic vitality and social fabric of our region and is an important recognition and awards program that celebrates the diversity, innovation and excellence of the region’s businesses.

The Downs - Women in Business Awards

In 2017, General Manager, Catherine Ardi, was the recipient of The Downs Women in Business of the Year Award.

In 2018, April Lancaster-Smith, Marketing & Operations, was award The Down Aspiring Young Business Women's Award and Runner Up for The Downs Community Dedication Award.

These awards recognise and honour exceptional women from The Downs region. The Downs Awards includes the areas of Toowoomba, Dalby,Warwick, Stanthorpe, Wallangarra, Goondiwindi, Oakey, Miles, Pittsworth, Allora, Clifton, Cecil Plains, Drayton, Millmerran, Nobby, Chinchilla and Kingaroy and will honour outstanding and successful businesswomen and industry achievers.

The awards have been created to encourage ambition, entrepreneurialism and inspire new female leaders now and into the future.

Financial Review Fast 100

Excavation Equipment is proud to announce they have ranked #50 in the Financial Review Fast 100 list.

Fast 100 entrants must have commenced trading before 1 July 2014, and provide four years of turnover data, with a minimum of $500,000 in the first reporting period (2014-15). The Financial Review seeks verification from external auditors or accountants if the entrant is not publicly listed, and calculates the average annual growth rate over the four periods, which determines its ranking in the Fast 100.


Irish Australian Business Awards 2015, 2016 & 2017

Excavation Equipment was named as a national finalist in the IACC Awards. These Awards continue to recognise the best and brightest in Irish Australian Business and promote those doing great things from SMEs to global business, employees to directors and those who actively trade between our two regions. National Finalists exhibited great diversity of activity across many sectors and represented businesses headquartered in NSW, QLD, VIC, WA & Ireland.

Australian Small Business Champion Awards 2017 Finalist and 2016 | Business and CEO Finalist/WINNER!

The Australian Small Business Champion Awards is a prestigious and comprehensive program that supports and recognises small businesses across Australia. Offering a unique opportunity to highlight Australia's most outstanding small businesses, the awards seek to recognise the hard work that business owners contribute to the local community in generating employment for millions of Australians, as well as their contribution to the Australian economy.

BRW Fast 100 2016

We’re proud to announce that Excavation Equipment has placed #56 of the fastest growing companies in Australia for 2016’s Fast 100 List by BRW and The Australian Financial Review. This is the first time Excavation Equipment has debuted on the BRW Fast 100 list as we have graduated from BRW's Fast Starters list were we were ranked in #49 in 2014 and #30 in 2015. This is a tremendous achievement for a regional Queensland based business.

BRW Fast Starters List 2014 and 2015

Excavation Equipment was named in the top 50 of Australia’s fastest growing companies through BRW’s Fast Starters in 2014 and 2015. EXEQ was put through a rigorous financial review to ascertain that we were among Australia’s best businesses.

Telstra Business Awards 2014

In light of outstanding achievement to Toowoomba, South West Downs and Greater Queensland, Excavation Equipment Pty Ltd was named as a Queensland State Finalist in the Telstra Business Awards of 2014.