West Gate Tunnel, Victoria
West Gate Tunnel, Victoria
Transmission Gully
Transmission Gully
Message from Pedro Vicente, CIMIC Group


Our mission is to generate sustainable returns by delivering innovative and competitive solutions for clients and safe, fulfilling careers for our people. With a history since 1899, and around 25,500 people in around 20 countries, we strive to be known for our principles of Integrity, Accountability, Innovation and Delivery, underpinned by Safety.

We have a long and successful history of working with Japanese businesses extending back to the 1950s. Today we work with Japanese companies in urban mobility, mining, advanced healthcare, technology, banking and advisory, and renewable energy.

Key Milestones

  • In 1958 Sir Leslie Thiess – the founder of Thiess, of which CIMIC owns 50% – imported the Toyota LandCruiser to Australia for the first time. He utilized 13 of these vehicles for the Snowy Mountains Scheme and continued to employ them on various mining and construction ventures over the next two decades. Thiess was designated as the exclusive importer of Toyota automobiles for Australia and Papua New Guinea in February 1961. Soon after, Thiess started importing Toyota sedans and utilities in addition to the LandCruisers
  • CIMIC Group has worked for more than 60 years with Mitsui and 30 years with Mitsubishi through Thiess. In the 1960s the Thiess Peabody Mitsui partnership founded a nation-building export trade with Japan in high-quality Queensland coking coal, assisting to expand Thiess internationally.
  • In 2016, our companies UGL, CPB Contractors and Pacific Partnerships worked with Mitsubishi Corporation and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group to deliver a light rail for Canberra. In the same year, in Queensland, Marubeni Corporation invested in Stage 2 of the Gold Coast Light Rail system, a project delivered by CPB Contractors.
  • CIMIC Group worked with Marubeni Corporation through its participation in Sydney Metro Northwest, the first stage of Sydney’s brand-new railway network and Australia’s biggest public transport project, which was completed in 2019. We are presently collaborating with Mitsubishi Electric Australia to manufacture and service more than 500 new train carriages for the intercity train network in New South Wales.
  • In 2022 Transmission Gully, was completed. The project was designed and constructed by CPB Contractors and financed by Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and others.

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