Company Profile

JOHN A BATES (CONTRACTORS) Ltd is a family owned Private Limited Company which was founded in 1937 and became incorporated in 1955. In its early days small engineering works such as kerb and footway schemes were undertaken for local borough councils.

In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s an expansion programme was undertaken with the company moving to carriageway resurfacing and reconstruction.

With administration headquarters in Sandwell a storage yard/depot also in Sandwell, and a plant and vehicle maintenance facillity in West Bromwich  JOHN A BATES (CONTRACTORS) ideally situated to serve the West Midlands area.

Having a loyal and highly skilled workforce JOHN A BATES (CONTRACTORS) LTD have been able to ensure that all employees receive the most up to date training available and that they hold all relevant industry qualifications.


  • 2  Wirtgen 2100 DC Planers
  • 3  Bitelli BB650/BB670/BB52 Pavers
  • 1  ABG Titan 373 Paver
  • 1  Hamm DV6 Roller
  • 1  Road lining vehicle
  • 1  Hot applied anti skid vehicle


Please visit our Services page for further details and machine specifications


We have recently expanded into Road Marking and have successfully achieved Sector Scheme 7 accreditation.

Further expansion

 To compliment our road marking division we now own and operate a hot applied anti skid vehicle.  Full BBA/HAPAS accreditation was granted in April 2009.