Elyakim Ben-Ari Group
Civil Engineering, quarries, transportation, environment and rail works
Owner & Group CEO
Elyakim Ben-Ari Group
Tomer Koko Owner
Rafael Edri Vice President
Lior Twizer CFO
About Elyakim Ben-Ari Group
Elyakim Ben-Ari Group, established in 1970, is a leading company in Israel in the civil engineering field, industry (quarries and asphalt), transport and environmental activities. The company’s synergistic activities (producing raw materials, transport, and construction) enable it to be efficient, and independent of external sources, giving it a relative advantage in the sectors in which the company operates. The company has a skilled, quality workforce including large teams of engineers and works with managers with extensive experience in infrastructures. Most of the company’s customers are government bodies and the leading institutions in the economy including Defense Ministry, National Roads Co., Israel Railways, Netivei Ayalon, Mekorot, Ports Authority, Dead Sea Works, JNF, Ministry of Environmental Protection and more. Elyakim Ben-Ari Group continually strives to be part of Israel’s national infrastructure projects including design and build (DB) tenders and BOT tenders, and to expand its industrial, railway works and environmental activities while maintaining maximum quality and excellence.
Elyakim Ben-Ari specializes in implementing complex civil engineering projects. The company’s rich experience enables it to meet the highest standards, deadlines, and complete projects in the most efficient and highest quality way. The company holds Tel Ram Projects Ltd., now part of the Group, and specializing in complex bridge work of various types and sizes.
Industrial Plants & Quarries
Hotzei Yehuda Quarry (Adora) – The quarry has been active since 2000 and contains reserves of a high-quality raw material of about 24 million tons. The company has permits for concrete, asphalt and aggregate plants in the quarry.
Rotem Plains Quarry – In 2011, the company won an RFT for operating the sand quarry in the Rotem Plains for a period of 12 years.
Asphalt Plant (Ammann) – In April 2012, the company founded Oren Ben-Ari Asphalt Ltd., as part of the Group, to produce, distribute and market asphalt products. The asphalt plant is in the Hotzei Yehuda quarry and built to the most advanced technological standards.
Asphalt Plant (Ammann) – In May 2016 the company founded a new asphalt plant located at the Har Shahar Quarry, Mashabei Sadeh. The plant was established as part of the expansion of the company’s production, diversification, and marketing of various asphalt products. In late 2018 the company initiated the upgrade of 2 of the group’s asphalt factories in order to be able to support the company’s evolving needs, by increasing production rates and maintaining tighter schedules.
Mishor Rotem Fine Sands Plant – As part of the response to the increasing need of the advanced concrete products industry, Elyakim Ben Ari has built a plant for the production of fine sand dunes in Rotem Plains.
Basalt Quarry Romania, Ben-Ari Negev Industrial Srl – In 2008, a basalt quarry was set up in Romania.
In 2016 the company won, in partnership with a foreign company, three long-term tenders of Israel Railways: A contract for laying upper railway, a contract for electrical railway welding and a contract for thermal rail welding, throughout all of Israel. It should be noted that in order to meet the terms of the RFT, the company had to meet a series of requirements at a higher level than the standard for local projects, which also serves as a barrier of entry into this segment. In addition, the company signed a long-term contract for rail cargo transportation, including the construction and operations of a cargo terminal in Rosh Ha’ayin.
Mechanical Engineering Equipment
Elyakim Ben-Ari owns a fleet of mechanical engineering equipment used in quarry work and engineering projects, providing services to external customers.
Service Garages – The company owns approved garages providing solutions solely for the independent needs of the company including trucks, heavy vehicles and a garage for mechanical engineering equipment. The garages are on the Group’s private land in the Ashdod Industrial Zone.
Elyakim Ben-Ari owns dozens of trucks for transporting quarry materials and waste and providing services to the Group’s divisions and external customers with long-term contracts. SA Afar Ltd., part of the Ben-Ari Group, owns dozens of trucks and provides transport services including moving quarry materials and hazardous materials.
The Ben-Ari Group takes into account the importance of the environment at all times, and invests operations to preserve and promote this important issue. The company operates, in the framework of its long-term operation agreements, several transit stations for home refuse including “Hiriya” (Greater Tel Aviv urban union), the largest in the country, and a waste disposal facility by Ashkelon Municipality. The company sorts and recycles refuse and transports the non-recyclable waste to be buried at an approved site in the south of the country. Since 2016, the company has been transporting truckloads of sand and waste, using freight train, amounting to thousands of tons each day. In the course of this activity, the company is actually reducing the number of heavy trucks movements on the roads.
The company is involved in its community and makes annual contributions to associations and people in need (children with learning disabilities and youth at risk). The company provides training at its own expense for several 12th-grade students before they are drafted, in the earthworks and engineering equipment field, in order to enable them to join such operations in the future.
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