About Us

A privately owned family company established in 1990 manufacturing and placing asphalt. Topcoat Asphalt has progressively grown to be one of the largest asphalt manufacturers in South Australia.

 

Topcoat Asphalt is located at 50-54 Millers Road, Wingfield, South Australia, and employs some 40 people.

PEOPLE

Kelly Manning
General Manager

Kelly joined Topcoat in June 2019. He brings with him a vast background in the Asphalt Industry having previously worked in a number of contract and operational management roles. He holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering.

Daniel Rensburg-Phillips
Business Development Manager

Daniel joined Topcoat in September 2019. He is responsible for all aspects of sales and marketing with direct oversight of estimating and tendering. He is passionate about customer service and quality outcomes.

Ian Yang
Estimator

Ian has several years’ experience in the civil industry. He holds a PhD in Civil Engineering. Ian is responsible for estimating and tendering. Ian is passionate about the industry and project delivery.

Jason Wildbore
Contracting Manager

Jason joined Topcoat in 1997 and has experience in all aspects of asphalt works. Jason has worked in production, workshop and scheduling. Jason has the overall responsibility for the scheduling and co-ordination of works.

Dylan Evans
Production Manager

Dylan commenced with Topcoat Asphalt in 2004.Starting as a crew member, Dylan has progressed through asphalt production and laboratory responsibilities to his current role as Production Manager. Dylan has been heavily involved on the installation of updated systems to control both the original batch plant, and the new drum plant. As Plant Manager, Dylan’s primary responsibilities will be for management of asphalt and recycled asphalt.

Rod McArthur
Technical Manager

Rod has more than 30 years’ experience managing laboratory operations and providing expert technical advice to internal and external clients. His extensive experience in all aspects of asphalt testing and production is complemented by a further three years’ experience in raw materials testing. Rod has the responsibility for development of all Company mix designs, production compliance testing and statistical records from our Wingfield laboratory. He has the overall responsibility of managing production quality from our Wingfield and mobile plants. Rod is also on the panel of technical assessors for NATA.

Gail French
Office Manager

Gail commenced as Office Manager with Topcoat Asphalt in September 2008. Gail has more than 30 years experience in office management roles, including office management for a publicly listed company. She is responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day administration of Topcoat Asphalt. Gail oversees the Administration staff and reports directly to the General Manager. Gail is a member of the Australian Institute of Credit Management.

John Convey
SQE Manager

John has responsibility for management and development of quality systems at Topcoat Asphalt. With over 15 years’ experience in quality systems management, John is ideally suited to continue to develop Topcoat Asphalt’s systems to maintain certification to ISO9001, ISO14001 standards and move to certification to ISO45001. As Systems Co-Ordinator, will monitor and further develop Topcoat Asphalt’s management systems.

1990
Our Birth

With a very modest beginning… Topcoat Asphalt commenced its operations in 1990 with a 60 tonne per hour drum plant.

2001
120 Tonne Plant

In September 2001 Topcoat Asphalt commissioned a new 120 tonne per hour state of the art batching plant constructed in the Wingfield workshop under the direction of Fabri Cicconi. The batching cycle is an automated and computer controlled process and, in combination with experienced batch plant operators and on-site testing facilities, achieves the quality and standard expected by our clients.

2002
Testing Laboratory

Topcoat Asphalt’s material testing laboratory was constructed and fitted out at the Wingfield premises in August 2002.

2013
250 Tonne Plant

In 2013 Topcoat commissioned a 250 tonne per hour Aesco Madsen drum plant to work in combination with our existing batch plant to provide state of the art continuous feed production including warm mix asphalt technology with high RAP production capability.

2018
Acquired by VSA Roads

Topcoat Asphalt was acquired by VSA Roads. VSA Roads is a joint venture with Colas Australia Group. VSA Roads employ over 220 staff across South Australia and Victoria and operate in the Asphalt and Spray Seal industries as well as operating a hard rock quarry in Ararat, Victoria.

2019
Upgraded Mobile Plant

In late 2019 our fully upgraded and refurbished mobile plant was commissioned into operation. The mobile asphalt plant is a highly mobile and versatile asphalt production facility and consist of 4 semi-trailer.

2020
Lonsdale Asphalt Plant Commissioned

Lonsdale Asphalt Plant was commissioned. The plant is a Benninghoven ECO 2000 Asphalt Batch Plant and was constructed with all the necessary equipment to produce both RAP and Crumb Rubber asphalt mixes.

Industry Accreditation

Civil Contractors Federation, SA

For nearly 50 years, the Civil Contractors Federation (CCF SA) has been the peak industry body, representing, promoting and connecting the civil construction industry in South Australia. Topcoat Asphalt is a proud member since 1992.

NATA

NATA is the authority responsible for the accreditation of laboratories, inspection bodies, calibration services, producers of certified reference materials and proficiency testing scheme providers throughout Australia. It is also Australia’s compliance monitoring authority for the OECD Principles of GLP.NATA provides independent assurance of technical competence through a proven network of best practice industry experts for customers who require confidence in the delivery of their products and services. NATA formally recognises that these facilities produce reliable technical results which make the world a safer and more certain place. NATA’s work increases community confidence and trust in a facility’s services, mitigates risk, improves tendering success and facilitates trade. Topcoat Asphalt is a proud member since August 2003.

The Australian Asphalt Pavement Association

The Australian Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA) is a representative industry association with a progressive and innovative approach. It was formed in 1969 as a non-profit organisation to promote the economic use of asphalt and bitumen bound products based on sound technical and commercial grounds. Throughout its history, AAPA has maintained as its major objective the dissemination of technical knowledge aimed at continual improvement in asphalt and bitumen bound technology. Topcoat Asphalt is a proud member since October 2002.

Company Accreditations

AS/NZS 4801
OH&S Management Systems
ISO 19001
Quality Management Systems
ISO 14001
Environmental Management Systems

The VSA Group delivers innovative, sustainable and cost effective local solutions, drawing on the global expertise of Colas. With a network spanning nearly 50 countries and all five continents, Colas operate in every facet of road construction and maintenance, as well as all other types of transport infrastructure and urban development. Responsible development is the cornerstone of technical innovation at Colas. Designing new products, improving existing techniques, and providing a broader range of services, the Group aims to satisfy the needs and expectations of customers and transport infrastructure users in this field.