In 2019, Monadelphous acquired Chile-based construction and maintenance services contractor, Buildtek, and plant and equipment hire company, Maqrent.
Buildtek provides multidisciplinary construction and maintenance services to the mining sector in Chile. It has facilities in Antofagasta, Rancagua and Calama, and a head office in Santiago. Maqrent provides a range of plant, machinery and equipment for hire to Buildtek and external customers in the mining and construction sector. Customers include major resources and energy companies such as Codelco, BHP, Albemarle, Anglo American and GNL Quintero.
The companies were founded in 2007 by Victor Valech and employ approximately 700 people. Victor will continue to manage and run the operations in Chile, with support from Monadelphous.