Eurovia is focused on improving its overall performance and productivity, strengthening its industrial structure, pursuing its development worldwide, and diversifying its business lines. Considerable efforts are devoted to human resources management and to innovation in order to provide solutions designed to foster sustainable development.
Eurovia aims to be the leader in its business lines and a choice partner for major clients. As the centre of expertise for transportation infrastructure within VINCI (a privately held public works group), Eurovia is a major player in urban and extra-urban development. The Company shares a common objective with other Group entities: to create global value.
Thanks to synergies developed within the VINCI Group, particularly with regard to public-private partnership projects, we take an active part in the Group’s major infrastructure mandates around the world.
Our strategic principles
We are dedicated to meeting the needs of end users and communities. That is why we pay particular attention to the way projects contribute to economic, social, and societal development and to their impact on the environment.
Our development strategy is based on the following principles:
- Competitiveness and performance
- Diversification and globalization
- Employee development and commitment. The men and women who work at Eurovia are committed to serving our clients using their skills, ingenuity, and rigour. Employee training, qualification, and safety are priorities at Eurovia
- Innovation, in order to provide solutions designed to foster sustainable development
Manifesto VINCI, commitment n°1 : Together! Design and build
Our infrastructure and facilities serve the public and the common good.
We therefore strive to involve all stakeholders – including partners, customers, suppliers, elected officials, local residents and civil society – in our projects as early as possible.
We commit to promoting outreach and consultation in conducting our projects to ensure that our partners are closely involved.
Eurovia establishes a presence in India in the infrastructure sector
Eurovia has just acquired NAPC, an Indian construction and
public works company based in Chennai, in the state of Tamil
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
Founded 60 years ago, NAPC generated revenues in 2011 of some 600 Crores of rupees (i.e. approximately 100 million euros).
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. The state of Tamil Nadu, the 5th largest Indian economic region, benefits from considerable foreign investment in the industrial and port sectors.
Synergy between road and rail projects
Contracts signed in early 2012 with Besançon, Bordeaux and Toulouse fully illustrate the complementary nature of Eurovia’s activities, which enable the Company to provide communities with a full-service offering delivered by a network of local construction divisions and based on ETF’s expertise in the development of tramway systems....
These three contracts include the construction of a tramway in Besançon, Eastern Sector, the northern extension of lines A, B and C of the tramway in Bordeaux, and the extension of Line E of the tramway in Toulouse.
Eurovia and ETF have been working on the main tramway sites in France for the past 30 years, laying down more than 500 kilometres of track, along with installing the associated overhead wires and urban planning. Currently, the teams are working on tramway sites in Brest, Dijon, Le Havre, Lyons and Paris.
ETF-Eurovia Travaux Ferroviaires is a global benchmark and player in the construction and maintenance of railway facilities in the national rail networks and urban transportation networks. Its complementary technical expertise covers the rail industry, rail engineering and catenary.
Eurovia is awarded five roadway service contracts in the United Kingdom
In recent months, Eurovia was awarded five contracts in the United Kingdom to provide road-maintenance services in the English counties of North Yorkshire, Shropshire, Cheshire West and Chester City, Cheshire East, and Essex. The latter two contacts are joint ventures with the U.S.-based firm, Jacobs....
These long-term service contracts cover all aspects of road maintenance, such as regular maintenance and network renovation, inspection and repair of engineering structures, legacy management, emergencies, winter maintenance (including snow removal), and lighting.
Eurovia will also provide clients with consulting services and expertise regarding traffic management, roadway design, and vehicle fleet management. In Cheshire East and Essex, the Company will also provide delegated budget management services, testifying to the quality of the business partnerships it have built with its clients.
Multi-year service contracts currently account for 70% of Eurovia’s activity in the United Kingdom. Over the past 20 years, the Company has acquired solid experience and recognized expertise with local communities and administrative authorities throughout Britain.
While construction remains Eurovia’s core activity, quarrying is increasingly important for the Company and now accounts for 10% of its revenue. Eurovia has consistently enhanced its production capacity over the past 20 years. In 2011, it reached the production milestone of 100 million tonnes. This was a considerable leap due in large part to the acquisition of TMRC....
Mainly located in Europe, but also in Canada, Eurovia’s quarries are an integral part of the Company’s business model, providing a correlation between the production of materials and the construction of infrastructure. Aggregates represent one of the inputs of construction; having one’s own source of aggregates reduces dependence and increases autonomy.
Quarrying is a fully-fledged industrial activity that features specific challenges, core skills, and considerable investment requirements. Environmental issues are central to quarry management. Opening a new site is never easy: operators must comply with regulatory requirements, deal with opposition to their projects, and display exemplary conduct in matters of environmental protection.
Among Eurovia’s quarries, 60% are ISO 14011 certified; in Quebec and the Czech Republic, that figures rises to 100%.
Today, Eurovia is number 1 in aggregate production in France, Poland, and the Czech Republic.
A19: 101 km of highway
1.5 million tonnes of materials, including 1.1 million tonnes of asphalt paving were required to build highway A19. This is the story of a highway that had to be built in four years to connect Artenay and Courtenay in the Loiret region. Four years to conduct feasibility studies, carry out construction, and deliver the project for entry into service of a 101-km highway segment linking A10 to A6 and to the existing A19 segment.
No fewer than 100 Eurovia employees were involved on the road-construction portion of this project over an 18 to 20-month period. Asphalt paving was produced by three mobile units. Aggregate materials were sourced from three quarries located at Deux-Sèvres, Morvan and Orne and delivered for themost part (90%) to the worksite by rail. Entry into service for highway A19 occurred in May 2009.
Acquisition by ETF-Eurovia Travaux Ferroviaires
In 2008, Eurovia acquired Vossloh Infrastructure Services, a leading French company in the railway systems industry. As a result, Vossloh became ETF-Eurovia Travaux Ferroviaires. The company employs 1,600 people and focuses on markets in France and the Benelux. Historically (since the late 19th century), urban transit systems - light-rail and underground - are this entity's core competence.
Its teams are expert in a complete range of knowledge and skill sets required for the construction of industrial sidings (that is, terminal tracks servicing industrial sites) and the installation and maintenance of catenary wires and electrical traction lines.
With this acquisition, Eurovia has consolidated its position as a pan-European leader with the capacity to undertake all types of road and rail infrastructure mandates, including construction, rehabilitation, and maintenance, in all markets wherever they are located.
Eurovia commits to France’s national strategy for biodiversity
In 2010, in response to the major issue of biodiversity preservation and in efforts to respect international commitments in this regard, the government of France launched a review of its national biodiversity strategy. One of the major objectives of the new strategy is to mobilize French society as a whole. To that end, the government has implemented a participation mechanism on a fully voluntary basis....
Eurovia has been participating in the national biodiversity strategy since May 2011 along with 150 other associations, communities, and businesses, thereby demonstrating its willingness to act and build a project in support of biodiversity.