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Eurovia (VINCI) is a world leader in transport infrastructure construction and urban development. Thanks to our industrial network – production of aggregates and materials for road and rail infrastructure – we control our own supply chain. In addition, we provide a vast range of services, including infrastructure maintenance, design-coordination services, and expert consulting as part of public-private partnership projects.

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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.

Achievements

At Eurovia, every project and every worksite, whether in France or abroad, is unique. Each calls for specific and customized responses. From the rehabilitation of exceptional sites to the building of airport or light-rail platforms, including the development of new urban structures, implementation of special signs and markings, and use of innovative techniques and products, all of Eurovia’s achievements illustrate the Company’s solid expertise and skill sets.

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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 1,300 industrial and commercial entities operating in 16 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.

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. The Company is present in 16 countries and generates 39% of its revenues outside France (Western and Central Europe, North America and South America and India).

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.
Tarmac quarries

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.

In France, Signature Group, a subsidiary of Eurovia, acquired the assets of Groupe Laporte in the road signs sector.


Eurovia reaches the acquisition of NAPC, an Indian construction and public works company based in Chennai, in the state of Tamil Nadu. With this acquisition, Eurovia, one of the leading players worldwide in the construction, upkeep and maintenance of road and railway transport infrastructure, is establishing a position in India, where its markets offer interesting growth prospects, linked to the country's economic dynamism.

2012

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. Traditionally active with local public authorities, the group has also developed a portfolio of private sector clients.

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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, and, in the near future, India.

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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.

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 16 countries through close to 1,300 industrial and commercial entities. The Company generates 61% of its revenues in France: 17% in Western Europe; 10% in Central Europe; 11% in Americas and 1% in Asia.

  • Canada
  • Chile
  • United States
  • Europe
  • India
  • Martinique
  • French Polynesia
Canada

Canada

Eurovia Canada encompasses DJL in Quebec, BA Blacktop in British Columbia and Carmacks in Alberta.

Quebec
British Columbia
Alberta

Chile

Chile

With a 30% market share, Bitumix is the leader in Chile in road construction and a major player in the bitumen product processing. Bitumix has developed a strategic deployment of industrial and commercial facilities in Chile’s main municipalities and takes part in many different maintenance and road infrastructure construction projects.

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United States

United States

Hubbard Group, a U.S.-based Eurovia subsidiary, consists of Hubbard Construction in Florida and Blythe Construction in North Carolina (both are major road construction companies in the southeastern United States).

North Carolina
Florida

Europe
  • Germany
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Spain
  • France
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Poland
  • Czech Republic
  • Romania
  • United Kingdom
  • Slovakia

Europe

Germany

Germany

Eurovia is present in much of Germany through companies that rank among the leaders in the road construction industry. It provides a vast range of expert services: roadwork, natural aggregate production, recycling of building materials, earthworks and sanitation, civil engineering, maintenance of engineering structures, production and installation of noise-attenuation barriers, and demolition of decommissioned infrastructure.

Germany

Belgium

Belgium

Eurovia Belgium, which is the result of the merger of Boucher and Cornez Delacre, carries out projects in the Walloon region and in and around Brussels. It is also present in Flanders through Grizaco (pavement maintenance, application of cold-mix bituminous solutions). Its industrial base includes three asphalt-production units, one quarry, and one hydrocarbon binder plant (Hydrocar). The Signature group is present in Belgium through its subsidiaries Vandipaint and Ven den Weghe, which are based in Waregem in Flanders. Their scope of activity extends throughout Belgium in accordance with their clients’ needs. Vandipaint markets road marking products and Van den Weghe installs road markings and signs for both private and public sector clients.

Croatia

Croatia

Tegra was created following the dismantling of GK Medjimurje, a State company established in 1973 to carry out all public works mandates in the Medjimurje region. Tegra specializes in sanitation and road maintenance and has been able to diversify through knowledge transfer involving France and the Czech Republic.

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Spain

Spain

Through Probisa, Eurovia is active in Spain’s road construction and maintenance and urban development sectors. Its teams apply special road-surfacing techniques designed to foster road safety and environmental protection. With its 6 asphalt-production plants, 7 emulsion-production facilities, and 4 modified bitumen production units, the company is a national leader in the production of road-building materials.

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France

France

Eurovia’s activity in France was stable in 2009. The strength of our network, the sheer number of worksites we were involved in (some 35,000 throughout the year), and the diversity of our projects and areas of activity allowed us to resist the fluctuations in the economic environment.

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Lithuania

Lithuania

In 1994, Sauskelis, a former State company specializing in roadwork and the construction of bridges and viaducts, was acquired by EJL, thereby becoming the first ever Franco-Lithuanian public works company. In 2004, it became Eurovia Lietuva. Today, the company carries out roadwork projects on the basis of its strong industrial presence in the region of Vilnius.

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Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Eurovia Travaux Ferroviaires Luxembourg is active in rail construction and maintenance, decontamination of railway development sites, preventive track upgrade and track repairs, automatic train approach warning systems, aluminothermic welding and electrical welding processes, and automated production rail-grinding. Established in Petange, this subsidiary of ETF-Eurovia Travaux Ferroviaires is active across Europe, mainly in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, and France.

Poland

Poland

Eurovia Polska was founded in March 2003 resulting from the merger of Beskidzkie Drogi and SPRD, subsidiaries of Eurovia since 1998. Initially, the company’s activity was limited to southern Poland (Katowice, Cracow, Bielsko Biala); in 2007, however, it embarked upon an expansion strategy and quickly developed outward from a compact network of asphalt-production plants.

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Czech Republic

Czech Republic

CS Eurovia is the leader in roadway construction in the Czech Republic. It builds, upgrades, and maintains road and rail infrastructure, bridges, and sports facilities for private and public sector clients. As an experienced participant in PPP projects, the company provides expertise in financial engineering. Its knowledge and skill sets, in complement with those of other VINCI subsidiaries, can meet the objectives of major construction projects.

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Romania

Romania

Eurovia is present in Romania through its subsidiaries Han and Viarom. Han specializes in roadwork and excavation and carries out projects mainly for the public sector. As for Viarom, it specializes in earthworks and road construction and upgrade for the private sector.

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United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Ringway plays a key role in public-private partnership (PPP) road maintenance projects for the country’s Highways Agency and county and district authorities as well as private operators. PPP contracts account for three-quarters of their projects. Since its integration within Eurovia in 1996, Ringway has experienced strong growth and development beyond southeast England all the way to Scotland but retains a consistent level of activity in London.

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Slovakia

Slovakia

Eurovia has been present in Slovakia since 1999. Eurovia SK, which specializes in roadwork and is well-established in the eastern part of the country (Kosice, Poprad), is increasingly active in the western half, notably, in the capital, Bratislava. Its 11 quarries located in central and eastern Slovakia produce and sell 2 million tonnes of materials a year.

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India

India

The regional leader in its sector, NAPC is mainly active in the areas of road construction, earthworks and civil engineering, as well as the development of industrial zones and airport platforms. Within the framework of a concession consortium, NAPC is participating in the implementation of the Chennai ring road project.

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Martinique

Martinique

Caraïb Moter, a leader in the public works sector, is the result of a merger in 2004 of Caraïb (leader in roadwork in Martinique) and Moter (hydraulic works, retaining walls, precast concrete, etc.). The company is focused on roadwork and road upgrade, urban development, and marine work.

French Polynesia

French Polynesia

JL Polynésie, founded over 25 years ago, is a major player in the public works sector in French Polynesia. Its operations have been recentralized in Tahiti where the company’s activity is more regular and sustained. Since 2000, it has been taking part in all major infrastructure development projects. It also provides services in the areas of networks, sealing, roadwork, and technical landfills.

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