OUR HISTORY

The Malatesta name is synonymous with Bunbury and the South West region. We have had a hand in developing the region through the provision of quality Road Sealing & Surfacing applications and associated services since 1978.

1978
Malatesta was founded in 1978 by Robin & Maxine Malatesta. The business started with one asphalt plant, one asphalt crew and a low loader trailer employing 7 people in total. The hot mix was carted by Robin's brother who initially owned Malatesta Cartage.

1978

1980
By 1980 Robin operated two prime mover trucks plus one tipper truck for the asphalt of his own.

1980

1980s
Spray sealing work began with one sprayer truck and operator in the early 80s, and has grown to 3 sprayers, 4 spreaders and a full time sealing team.

1980s

1985
In 1985 the second asphalt plant was commissioned and ran until 2002 until it was replaced by the current plant which can produce up to 100 tonne per hour.

1985

1990
In 1990, the business relocated its main operations to Lot 2, South Western Highway from Palmer Crescent, Davenport in Bunbury.

1990

1990s
Major jobs of the 1980s and 1990s included Big W car park, Centrepoint car park, Simcoa, Worsley, Local Governments and the Main street of Bunbury.

1990s

1993
The bitumen bulk storage facility was built at our current premises in 1993, signalling in a major competitive advantage and an era of growth and continued business success.

1993

1995
Robin & Maxine Malatesta built and operated Koombana Bay Resort in Bunbury from 1995, and continued its management until 2005.

1995

2000s
Major projects of the 2000s included Koolan Island Air Strip, Wespine Bunbury, Bunbury Port Access Road Stage 1 and Local Government projects.

2000s

2013
Since 2013, major jobs have included the Eaton Fair Expansion, Busselton Hospital, Spencer St/Beach Rd intersection, CBH Depot’s in the Wheatbelt, as well as continued Local Government projects for City of BunburyCity of BusseltonShire of Dardanup and Shire of Augusta Margaret River.

2013

2015

Currently Malatesta's fleet consists of ten 6 wheel tipper trucks, two 8 wheel tippers, three bitumen spray trucks, three asphalt pavers and a comprehensive range of machinery including loaders, rollers and a grader.

2015

Malatesta Road Paving and Hot Mix is a Bunbury based company focused on providing Bituminous Surfacing and Asphalt to the South West of WA. 

Started in 1978 with one asphalt team, bringing the huge benefit of local asphalt production to the South West the Company has grown to employ 65 local people and services clients all over WA.
The Quality Laboratory started testing construction materials for roads and concrete in 1984 endorsed by the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia.
Greenwaste recycling began at the depot in approximately 1990.

ASPHALT PRODUCTION

Malatesta continue to be the preferred supplier of many major clients in the region including the City of Bunbury and the City of Busselton. Malatesta has two dedicated asphalt teams and all machinery and items of need to complete all types of asphalt paving work. Malatesta provide quality asphalt products along with friendly customer service, and have been in the South West providing asphalt for 35 years now and we thoroughly enjoy what we do.

BITUMEN SPRAY SEALING

The company’s second division is Bitumen Spray Sealing, providing spray sealing work all over WA we take pride in our work and achieve cost effective long lasting sealed roads for a number of local governments and major contractors. Experienced long term employee’s provide stability and repeatability of quality service. We have the bulk storage ability’s not found elsewhere outside of Perth to efficiently get any size project sealed. Also available is Bitumen Emulsion sealing and supply of Emulsion ex depot.