Our Story

Founded in 2012, KBSS is a business that was created in the Pilbara to provide high quality support services to the Mining and Energy Sectors which includes high quality and cost-effective engineering, fabrication, coatings and maintenance services for critical infrastructure and assets.

Since our inception we have contributed over $250m in wages to the local economies and invested millions in plant and equipment that ensures we can provide pathways of opportunity for the traditional owners and residents of the region.

Our Mission

Our mission is to build a sustainable Pilbara based business that delivers safe, high quality and cost-effective outcomes for our customers and provides safe and rewarding careers for all those who work with us.

This Mission is supported by our 4 key values, D.A.R.E.

We are determined to always improve in all that we do and to ensure that when we work together we win together.
We are flexible and adaptable in our approach enabling us to always meet our clients’ needs to deliver positive outcomes.
We respect our responsibility as a business and as individuals to the safety and well-being of each other and in conducting our business in an honest and transparent manner.
We are committed to a culture of engagement with our people, our customers and to the traditional owners of the land on which we live and work every day.

These values ensure we have a safe and positive workplace, deliver innovative solutions in a transparent manner for our customers and are respected in our local communities for providing pathways of opportunity for those who live and work in the Pilbara.


Cory Byers

Founder & Managing Director

Cory founded KBSS in late 2012 having seen a shortage in the market for companies that can deliver great service and decided it was time to make a difference.

He has been the managing the ongoing successful growth of the company and developing the strategy behind that growth.

Cory attributes KBSS’s competitive advantage to its people and culture and today he determines the strategic direction of not only KBSS Engineering but of all companies within the KBSS Group which includes our Globe Hill JV and KBSS BRIDA JV.

Gavin Cooke

Chief Financial Officer

Gavin has held senior roles both in private and ASX listed businesses in the resources, consulting, and engineering & construction industries over nearly 30 years. A Chartered Management Accountant, Gavin holds top global financial management qualifications.

He is responsible for managing all commercial and financial risks throughout the project life cycle including pre-contract, cost management, funding, and financial & regulatory compliance.

Aidan Cosgrave

Executive Director

Originally from Ireland, Aidan is a Registered Director for KBSS and has over 30 years’ experience within the Australian and International resources services sector having travelled and dealt with sector clients in Australia, NZ, PNG, New Caledonia, Singapore, Philippines, Korea, India, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, USA, Canada, UK and EU.

He is responsible for implementing the corporate strategic decisions of the business with a strong focus on culture, team building and determining new market opportunities.


Founded in The Pilbara and Committed to The Pilbara.

Here at KBSS we support the communities where we operate and where our people live and work.

We encourage and provide assistance to community and sporting organisations, schools, charities, shows and events.

Our people give their time and make personal contributions in volunteer roles and through charities. We support education, medical services, Indigenous initiatives, and a range of charities through funding, donations, help in kind and encouragement of involvement by employees.

We encourage and assist employees to raise funds for charities through participation in events including:

  • Karratha City to Surf
  • Mothers Day Classic
  • Port Walcott Volunteer Marine Rescue
  • Cancer councils shave for a cure
  • Various Local sports clubs
  • Movember, World’s Greatest Shave

Indigenous Participation

KBSS Indigenous Participation

From the outset KBSS has always recognised Indigenous people as being the original custodians of their lands, and we acknowledge and respect the importance of local customs and practices in the preservation of their communities and culture.

KBSS has successfully worked in partnership with numerous Aboriginal businesses and landowner groups to ensure there was always pathways of opportunity provided to those wanting to pursue same.

We are proud to have provided traineeships and apprenticeships for over 50 people from different Aboriginal groups in the region and we work intentionally with our clients to ensure we’re maximising opportunities for Indigenous participation and engagement on individual projects.


At KBSS our ethos of “working together winning together” not only ensures the success of our business but is also pivotal to how we, as a team, work to ensure all our people’s safety.

At the heart of our business are our people and we are committed to ensuring everyone goes home safely every single day. We are also committed to the legacy we leave for our future generations and how our impact on the environment affects this.

Our combined approach to health, safety, environmental and quality ensures we deliver our services in a safe and sustainable manner. Our integrated management systems are independently certified to the following international quality, safety and environmental standards.

  • ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System
  • ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System
  • ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System