In Germany, Kurt Luër founds Teerbau and creates the first modern roads.
Establishment of Entreprises Albert Cochery, specializing in tar distillation and use of blast furnace slag in road construction.
Founding of Salviam (“save the road”) by Charles Lefebvre.
Louis Chaussé and Sylvain Bourdin join forces to found a company specializing in compacting processes and roadway materials.
Vialit designs devices that enable it to mechanize its spraying
Founding of Viasphalte
Founding of Compagnie industrielle des fillers (precursor of EJL in 1942).
Implementation of the first mobile paving units by Compagnie industrielle des fillers.
Refining of the Vialit test (determination of the cohesion bituminous binders with the pendulum test), which is still used in laboratories today.
Campenon Bernard acquires Viasphalte
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.
Founding of the central laboratory at EJL.
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).
The company Bourdin et Chaussé joins the SGE Group.
Cochery and Ciments Lafarge create Bétonpact®, a compact cement concrete used to reinforce high-use industrial and high-traffic road surfaces.
Development of very thin asphaltic overlay and porous asphalt, which are high value-added paving solutions (reduces energy consumption, reduces traffic noise, enhances drainage…).
Viafrance launches Microvia®, a fine-graded sand asphalt.
After achieving a majority share of SGE, Cochery merges with Bourdin Chaussé.
Creation of d’Etanplast®, a multi-layer waterproofing surface course complex for concrete engineering structure decks. It was used on the Normandie bridge.
Cochery Bourdin Chaussé launches Fibracco, the first environmentally friendly fibre-based bituminous mix.
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.
EJL creates Flexiplast®, a two-layer complex designed to resist to reflective cracking.
EJL establishes itself in the Czech Republic via SSZ (roadway and railway construction).
Acquisition of Ringway in the United Kingdom, a specialized service provider.
Eurovia is founded as the result of the merger of two beacon SGE Group companies: Cochery Bourdin Chaussé and Viafrance.
Launch of the three-layer structure, a cost-effective and highly resistant road pavement solution.
Eurovia acquires Teerbau in Germany.
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.
Eurovia launches the Aspha-min warm mixes, which will become the Tempera® product line.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
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.
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.