Schwarz Excavations Pty Ltd
Schwarz Excavations started in 1986 with one mini excavator and one truck, providing excavation work for local builders and plumbers in Gracemere, Central Queensland.
Over the years, they expanded to offer rail maintenance and civil construction services. In 2022, Schwarz joined Maas Group Holdings, marking a new era of growth. Schwarz is now a respected contracting company, providing rail maintenance, civil construction, and bulk and heavy haulage services.
Regarding innovation in the Rail maintenance industry within Australia, Schwarz Excavations are the industry leaders.
Visionary and Managing Director Noel Schwarz understood the client’s loss of downtime during track maintenance and repair had to be addressed. This saw Noel and son Jeffrey head to Tasmania to work with Australia’s leading Caterpillar mine equipment manufacturer HAULMAX to design and develop the revolutionary Hi-Rail rail maintenance machine that decreases rail downtime from days to hours.
All 5 of the Hi-Rail Excavators (undercutters) are fully accredited to operate under live overhead wires; these sophisticated machines can also operate alongside live adjacent tracks on AURIZON’S Central Queensland Coal Rail Network.