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Eurovia, a subsidiary of VINCI, is one of the world’s main transport infrastructure construction and urban development companies. Eurovia builds transport infrastructure – roads, motorways, railways, airports and light rail systems – and participates in the development of industrial, retail and urban sites. The company provides the full range of related expertise - demolition and deconstruction, drainage, earthworks, main services, road signs, road marking, engineering structures and noise barriers. Thanks to its network of industrial facilities producing aggregates and materials for road and railway construction - Eurovia covers the entire supply chain.

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Transport infrastructure and urban development: Eurovia’s core expertise is transport infrastructure and urban development: we build roads, highways, railways, airport platforms, and tramways as well as industrial and business sites.

Strategy

Eurovia is focused on improving its overall performance and profitability, strengthening its industrial structure, pursuing its development worldwide, and diversifying its business lines. Eurovia’s activities are intensely people-centric; as a result, the Company has made occupational health and safety an absolute priority. Furthermore, we dedicate substantial resources to innovation in efforts to deliver solutions that foster sustainable development.

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Eurovia aims to be the leader in its business lines and a choice partner for public and private sector clients. As the transport infrastructure expertise hub within VINCI (a privately held public works group), Eurovia is a major player in urban and regional development.

Management

Organization and management at Eurovia are based on a two-pronged approach: strong local presence combined with global scope. Our worksites promote teamwork and networking.

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Eurovia is made up of nearly 420 business units and commercial entities operating in 15 countries. Each national, regional, and local structure retains its commercial and operational autonomy. This corporate architecture allows us to be genuinely responsive to local needs.

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Key figures

Eurovia was founded in 1997 and is a subsidiary of the VINCI Group, accounting for close to a quarter of its total revenues and is present in 15 countries.

Key dates

Eurovia was created as a result of increasing ties from 1918 onward among major players and pioneering entrepreneurs in the roadwork industry.

In Germany, Kurt Luër founds Teerbau and creates the first modern roads.
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Founding of Vialit
1925
Establishment of Entreprises Albert Cochery, specializing in tar distillation and use of blast furnace slag in road construction.
1926
Founding of Salviam (“save the road”) by Charles Lefebvre.
1927
Louis Chaussé and Sylvain Bourdin join forces to found a company specializing in compacting processes and roadway materials.
1928
Vialit designs devices that enable it to mechanize its spraying workshops.
1930
Founding of Viasphalte
1933
Founding of Compagnie industrielle des fillers (precursor of EJL in 1942).
1934
Implementation of the first mobile paving units by Compagnie industrielle des fillers.
1940
Refining of the Vialit test (determination of the cohesion bituminous binders with the pendulum test), which is still used in laboratories today.
1947
Campenon Bernard acquires Viasphalte
1951

Launch of Salviacim®, paving solution designed for industrial facilities and resistant to heavy loads.

Jean Lefebvre has acquired Revêto, a company founded in 1927 which specializes in applied research. This acquisition will contribute to efforts to develop new binder-production processes and enhance road safety.

 

 

1954
Founding of the central laboratory at EJL.
1958
Viafrance is established following the merger of two roadwork companies: Société Française du Vialit and Viasphalte. The latter had been part of Campenon Bernard since after the Second World War (and in SGE Group since 1988).
1970
The company Bourdin et Chaussé joins the SGE Group.
1977
Cochery and Ciments Lafarge create Bétonpact®, a compact cement concrete used to reinforce high-use industrial and high-traffic road surfaces.
1978
Development of very thin asphaltic overlay and porous asphalt, which are high value-added paving solutions (reduces energy consumption, reduces traffic noise, enhances drainage…).
1983
Viafrance launches Microvia®, a fine-graded sand asphalt.
1984
After achieving a majority share of SGE, Cochery merges with Bourdin Chaussé.
1985
Creation of d’Etanplast®, a multi-layer waterproofing surface course complex for concrete engineering structure decks. It was used on the Normandie bridge.
1986
Cochery Bourdin Chaussé launches Fibracco, the first environmentally friendly fibre-based bituminous mix.
1988
From 1988 to 1990 EJL establishes itself in the United States with Hubbard Construction Compagny, in Spain with Probisa, and in Canada with Constructions Désourdy.
1989
EJL creates Flexiplast®, a two-layer complex designed to resist to reflective cracking.
1990
EJL establishes itself in the Czech Republic via SSZ (roadway and railway construction).
1992
Acquisition of Ringway in the United Kingdom, a specialized service provider.
1996
Eurovia is founded as the result of the merger of two beacon SGE Group companies: Cochery Bourdin Chaussé and Viafrance.
1997
Launch of the three-layer structure, a cost-effective and highly resistant road pavement solution.
1998
Eurovia acquires Teerbau in Germany.
1999
SGE becomes VINCI and merges with GTM Group. As of 1986, Entreprise Jean Lefebvre had belonged to GTM; it now joins Eurovia within the VINCI Group.
2000
Eurovia launches the Aspha-min warm mixes, which will become the Tempera® product line.
2005
Eurovia reaches an agreement with Signature, a subsidiary of Compagnie Plastic Omnium specializing in road signs and markings. As of January 2008, it becomes the leader in Europe in road signs and extends its offering to include road equipment.
2007
In September, Eurovia takes a leading position in the railway infrastructure sector with the acquisition of a top French railworks company, Vossloh Infrastructure Services, which becomes ETF-Eurovia Travaux Ferroviaires.
2008
Three companies join Eurovia: Han Group (paving solutions) in Romania; BA Blacktop (roadway infrastructrure specialist) in Canada; and Carl Risch Naturstein GmbH in Germany (quarry operations since 1962 in North Rhine-Westphalia).
Quarry operations since 1962 in North Rhine-Westphalie
Eurovia finalises the acquisition of 97 Tarmac quarries in France, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. With this acquisition, Eurovia is increasing its aggregate production capacity in Europe by 40% and diversifying its materials sources and reserves in the countries where its road construction activity is rapidly expanding.
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In the USA, Hubbard (Eurovia) has acquired two businesses in Florida. The first, Tampa Pavement Constructors, Inc. (TPC), the second, Roadway Management, Inc. (RMI), operates throughout the south-east of the country. These acquisitions form part of Eurovia’s policy in North America, which aims to submit all-in bids for major road projects.

 

Following the approval of the Canadian competition authorities, Eurovia has acquires Carmacks, a group of companies based in Edmonton, Alberta. Carmacks delivers highway construction and maintenance works but also operates and maintains road infrastructure under longterm contracts in Edmonton and Calgary.

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Eurovia integrates its rail-related activities under the ETF brand. In France, seven regional divisions will provide maintenance for all networks, including the national railway system and private branch rail lines. At the international level, ETF will now provide integrated solutions, as it pursues its activities in Thailand, Egypt, the Republic of Benin, Venezuela, India and Chile.

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Eurovia reinforces its presence in Western Canada with the acquisition of Imperial Paving based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Imperial Paving delivers road construction works for local authorities located in the Great Vancouver Area.

Eurovia boosts its rail infrastructure positions in Canada with the acquisition of Canadian rail works contractor Rail Cantech.

Operating primarily in the provinces of Quebec and Ontario, Rail Cantech provides engineering, construction and maintenance services for national railway networks, urban transport networks and industrial sidings.

Eurovia has acquired the Latvian company Saldus Celinieks, spécialising in road construction, extraction of aggregates and asphalt production.

Its acquisition strengthens Eurovia's presence in the Baltic States where the market for works on transport infrastructure is very dynamic.

Eurovia has acquired the civil engineering company TNT in Quebec, a subsidiary of Transelec Common Inc. This acquisition reinforces the Eurovia Québec teams and network in ten regions of the province. Eurovia Québec delivers transport infrastructure and urban development projects for public and private sector customers.

Eurovia acquires TREV-2 Grupp in Estonia, one of Estonia's leading construction and civil engineering groups, founded in Tallinn in 1961. The group operates several asphalt production sites and a number of quarries. In addition, it holds several multi-year contracts for the maintenance and operation of local road networks.

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Global & local presence

Eurovia’s local structures lead projects in their regions. All of these entities collaborate closely and function as a network. This combination of local presence and international scope allows each structure to benefit from technical expertise, key know-how, innovation, and logistics support from all entities. Eurovia is present in 15 countries through close to 1,300 industrial and commercial entities. The Company generates 47% of its revenues in France: 33% in Europe; 20% in Americas.

  • Canada
  • United States
  • Chile
  • Germany
  • Belgium
  • Spain
  • France
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Poland
  • Czech Republic
  • Romania
  • United Kingdom
  • Latvia
  • Slovakia
  • Martinique
  • French Polynesia
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