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Bouygues Group
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The Group is working for the sustainable city and is showcasing its solutions at the Pollutec 2016 event in Lyon between 29 November and 2 December…
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Fair winds and following seas
Find out more about the Bouygues group through portraits of its employees and interviews with them. Episode 2: Émeric Michel, Deputy operations manag ...
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Bouygues Group
COP 22: inventing tomorrow's world
The Bouygues group is taking part in COP 22 in Marrakesh between 7 and 18 November and is presenting its sustainable construction innovations there.
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Bouygues Group
Welcome!
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Groupe TF1
The rules of the game
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Bouygues Construction
A new seat of justice
PARIS. In the northwest corner of the capital, Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France is carrying out its largest project, the future Paris Law Courts. An…
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Bouygues Telecom
Portrait
Find out more about the Bouygues group through portraits of its employees and interviews with them. Episode 1: Benjamin Lang and his double life as te ...
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Bouygues Telecom
The genie of connected objects
Objenious is a new company created by Bouygues Telecom to strengthen its position in the Internet of Things. Several customers are already using its s ...
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Bouygues Immobilier
Nextdoor: for a new approach to working
Arthur Juin, Jean de Guerre and Roseline Desgroux are all business people who are keen users of Nextdoor, the collaborative workspaces launched by Bou ...
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Colas

Colas is a world leader in transport infrastructure construction and maintenance, meeting the challenges of mobility, urbanisation and the environment.

A world leader

Colas operates in more than 50 countries around the world through a decentralised network of 800 profit centres and 2,000 units producing and recycling construction materials such as aggregates, asphalt mixes and binders.

Its 57,000 employees, 40% of them outside France, share a common corporate culture and values based on entrepreneurship, creativity and responsibility.

Colas completes more than 80,000 projects a year, of very different sizes.

Drawing on a wide range of skills and extensive technical, legal and financial expertise, Colas offers a comprehensive array of services especially suited to complex contracts (PPPs, concessions and long-term contracts).

Colas generated sales of €12 billion in 2015, including 49% on international markets (22% in North America, 18% in Europe excluding France and 9% in the rest of the world).

Two operating divisions

  • Roads, Colas’ core business, spans the construction and maintenance of roads and motorways, airport runways, ports, industrial logistics and commercial hubs, urban roads and amenities, reserved-lane public transport (bus lanes and tramways), leisure areas and environmental amenities. The roads division includes Colas’ civil engineering and building businesses.

 

  • Colas also has four specialised activities: railways (construction and maintenance of rail networks), waterproofing (waterproofing membranes, the roofing and cladding of buildings), road safety and signalling (road safety equipment, road markings and signs, etc.), and networks (laying and maintenance of pipes and pipelines).

 

Upstream, Colas produces and recycles construction materials for most of its lines of business.

 

A ground-breaking and responsible player

Colas has been a constant innovator since its creation in 1929. Its research and development policy focuses on sustainable development in areas such as recycling, energy-saving cold techniques, eco-designed products and vehicle detection sensors. In 2015, Colas launched a major ground-breaking innovation, the Wattway solar road, the world’s first photovoltaic road surface suitable for all types of vehicle.

With Wattway, roads are no longer just a way of getting from A to B but also become local sources of clean and renewable energy. In phase with the global objective of energy transition, this revolutionary technology paves the way for the future through communicating, positive-energy roads and is a key element of the smart city.

(Updated: 19 October 2016)
Colas détouré-web
56,901
employees
Headcount at 31 december 2016