1952 : Francis Bouygues founds Entreprise Francis Bouygues a Paris-based company specialising in industrial works and construction. He sets up design and methods departments and applies industrialization principles.
1963 : The Compagnons du Minorange guild is created to promote an elite among site workers. 1965 : Civil engineering and public works activities (engineering structures, earthworks, infrastructure projects, etc.) are developed.
1970 : Bouygues is floated on the Paris stock exchange. 1972 : International operations are launched with the Tehran Olympic complex (first prestressed concrete triangular truss). Delivery of Parc des Princes stadium.
1984 : Delivery of Riyadh University in Saudi Arabia. The mere size of the project (1 million sq metres in the desert) and its successful completion within 40 months. Bouygues acquires ETDE, specialising in energy supply and transmission, and Saur, France's third-largest water supply company. Saur was sold to PAI Partners on15 February 2005, with the exception of its African subsidiaries. 1986 : Acquisition of the Screg group, France's leading roadworks contractor, comprising Colas, Screg Routes and Sacer. Bouygues becomes the world’s leading construction firm 1987 : Acquisition of TF1: Bouygues becomes the main shareholder (25%) 1989 : Martin Bouygues is appointed Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
1990: Acquisition of Losinger, Switzerland's third-ranking construction group, whose subsidiary, VSL, is world leader in post-tensioning. 1991 : Delivery of Kwun Tong bridge in Hong Kong. 1992: Delivery of Hassan II mosque in Casablanca (Morocco). 1994: Bouygues increases its stake in TF1 from 25% to 34%. Launch of LCI (La Chaîne Info), Europe's first rolling news channel and wholly-owned subsidiary of TF1 (June). Bouygues gains a licence to operate France’s third mobile phone network under the DCS 1800 standard (October). 1995: Delivery of the French National Library in Paris.
2001 : TF1 acquires 100% of the Eurosport group (January). Delivery of line 2 of the Cairo metro (Egypt). 2005: On 24 January Bouygues Construction signs a contract to build Singapore's tallest residential towers (The Sail@Marina Bay). 2006: Bouygues acquires the French government’s 21% stake in Alstom, and signs a cooperation agreement with the company. 2007 : Vinci and Bouygues Construction sign a contract to build the containment shelter for the Chernobyl sarcophagus. 2008: Bouygues Telecom becomes an internet access provider.
2010: Bouygues Construction signs a €770-million contract for the Singapore Sports Hub, the world's largest sports infrastructure PPP. 2011: Bouygues Construction wins a €1.25bn contract for the financing, design and construction of the new French Ministry of Defence at Balard in the 15th arrondissement of Paris. 2012: The CSA (French broadcasting authority) allocates six new DTT freeview channels Bouygues Construction awarded a 1.25 billion euro contract in Hong Kong, the largest design-build one ever awarded, for the completion of the bridge between Hong Kong and the cities of Zhuhai and Macao. 2013: Bouygues Immobilier is developing Hikari In Lyon, Europe’s first positive-energy,
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Bouygues is a diversified industrial group that targets markets with long-term growth potential. It aims to add value to all its products and services through constant innovation.Learn more