Our History

Industrial Demolition Services is one of Australia’s foremost demolition contractors, with an Australia-wide reputation for delivering high standards of service through the broad range of demolition projects it has successfully completed. IDS has broadened its expertise and range of skills over the past forty years to become what it is today- a multi-disciplinary organization, and experts in demolition, dismantling and recycling.

1976 – Industrial Wreckers

Derek Wilson and Rudy Kalab founded Industrial Wreckers in 1976. Together, they formed an enduring partnership and developed a specialist business that focussed on the industrial sector.

Over the next three decades, Industrial Wreckers demolished and recycled thousands of redundant structures across Victoria and Australia and became a valuable resource for organisations like the Melbourne Fire Brigade. The group became specialists in the demolition of fire damaged buildings and structures.

2009 – Industrial Group

After more than 30 years, Industrial Wreckers changed its name to become Industrial Group with two new subsidiaries, Industrial Demolition Services and Industrial Environmental Services.

The management team expanded to include Graham Cressey and Steve McCoach. Graham oversaw the development of the company’s range of demolition services, whilst Steve concentrated on establishing and developing the company’s environmental services capacity.

With this new structure in place, the variety of work that the Group successfully delivered ranged from major industrial demolition projects to intricate dismantling works within live plant and production environments, including wharf dismantling, and complex soil and groundwater remediation tasks.

Over the next decade, this rapid growth led to IDS becoming one of Australia’s foremost industrial demolition and environmental remediation contractors.

2018 – Industrial Demolition Services

Today, Industrial Demolition Services maintains a leading position in the demolition industry. As the business moves into its 5th decade of continuous operation, IDS is committed to improving the value proposition we bring to each project.

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