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ARA Group is here to provide solutions for any and all challenges faced within your facility or infrastructure. Through in-house turnkey electrical solutions, unparalleled fire safety, a full range and distribution of security systems, progressive energy management, dependable tailor-made door and distributed window solutions and sustainable building services, our seven divisions work together to deliver fully integrated infrastructure and facility solutions.

With our team of experts supporting you and your company, ARA gives your business A Real Advantage.

Contact ARA Group today to discuss your next project.

The ARA Group Is Built From Seven Divisions

Fire
Mechanical
Electrical
Manufacture
Security
Distribution
Building

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Our Growth

Founded in 2001, ARA Group has grown in size, strength & success every year.

2001

ARA Begins Operation.

2001

ARA acquires Sealeck Doors & Windows.

2001

ARA Acquires BASS Electrical.

2001

ARA Acquires Monarch Doors.

2002

ARA Acquires Automatic Fire Protection Design.

2002

ARA Group establishes its Manufacture, Electrical, Security & Fire platforms.

2003 – 2006

ARA experiences over 50% organic growth.

2006

ARA Group has a turnover of $97 million with no bank debt & an EBITDA of 8% of sales.

2007

ARA establishes its Mechanical Division with the acquisition of ACES.

2007

ARA Fire expands to Melbourne & the Central Coast.

2007

ARA Electrical expands to Wollongong.

2007

ARA acquires Advanced Security, Advanced Mechanical & Advanced Building Technologies; named 1 of the 5 best insolvency transactions of 2007 by Australia and New Zealand Legal Society.

2007

ARA Becomes an Employee Owned Company.

2009

ARA Security enters the security product distribution business.

2009

ARA Electrical enters the overhead high voltage service and installation business.

2009

ARA Group sets a record turnover of $201 million.

2010

ARA conducts a capital raising from its shareholders & takes on new shareholders to ensure flexibility in capital structure.

2010

Due to the GFC, this is the only year in ARA’s history to experience in a decline in sales ($201 million to $197 million).

2011 – 2013

Sales grow organically by 42%.

2013

Sales grow to $280 million.

2014

ARA achieves records sales of $301 Million.

2014

ARA achieves a record EBITDA of $13 million.

2014

ARA implements a new branding and marketing initiative.

2014

ARA invests significantly in underground high voltage service and installation work.

2015

ARA Group invests in a fit out company.

2015

ARA invests in an emergency service and repair business.

2015

ARA Group establishes a new high voltage business in Singleton, NSW.

2015

Sales are a record $322 million.

2016

ARA sets record sales of $352 million.

2016

ARA sets a record EBITDA of $16.6 million.

2016

ARA Building Services acquires two remedial building businesses.

2016

A strategic acquisition was made in the newly formed Distribution Division.

2016

A record amount of dividends was paid to shareholders.

2017

ARA Security expands its operations to New Zealand.

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