Australian Owned Contractors (AOC) has welcomed its first specialist rail infrastructure company to the national fight for a fairer deal for homegrown Mid-Tier contractors on important major public projects.

Martinus’ CEO and Managing Director Treaven Martinus said that now more than ever Australian owned companies must be given the opportunity to showcase their world-class capabilities.

“The Australian construction industry has always played an integral role helping bolster the economy during uncertain times,” Mr Martinus said. “With the Australian government expected to inject more than $100 billion to deliver various infrastructure projects across Australia, there should be more pressure for them to delivered by Australian companies to keep profits here, rather than offshore.”

Martinus is committed to investing its profits back into the economy to support local job creation and provide training opportunities to address the skill shortage within the rail sector.

“One hundred per cent of our profits are reinvested into the Australian economy and being Australian owned, we continue to invest in our growth - both in terms of capability and capacity - to deliver Australia’s largest infrastructure projects,” he said. “We are looking forward to working with the AOC to advocate for change and in turn safeguard the Australian economy for future generations,” he said.

Read AOC's media release here.