History

1952
1952

Francis Bouygues

1956
1956

The company starts property development with Stim.

1959
1959

A subsidiary is set up and specialises in industrial precasting and the development of special concrete treatment processes (EPI).

1963
1963

The Group launches its in-house magazine.

1965

Regional building and civil works subsidiaries are founded. They gradually cover the whole of France.

1968
1968

Bouygues moves to a new head office in Clamart, south-west of Paris

1970
1970

Int…

1972
1972

Launch of international operations with the Tehran Olympic complex (first prestressed concrete triangular truss)

1974
1974

Delivery of the Fiat Tower in La Défense business district (Paris)

1975
1975

Creation of international subsidiaries

1978
1978

Creation of Maison Bouygues

1981
1981

Delivery of Terminal 2 of Paris Charles de Gaulle airport

1982
1982

Francis Bouygues is elected "Manager of the Year" by the magazine Le Nouvel Economiste.

1983
1983

Delivery of Bubiyan Bridge in Kuwait

1984
1984

Delivery of Riyadh university in Saudi Arabia

1985
1985

Involvement in the new town centre of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

1986
1986

Delivery of Orsay Museum Paris

1987
1987

Delivery of Pyeong Taek methane terminal in South Korea

1988
1988

Delivery of the Ile de Ré bridge (western France)

1989
1989

Delivery of Sylans viaduct in France

1990
1990

Restructuring of the Richelieu wing of the Louvre Museum in Paris

1991
1991

Reconstruction of Charlety Stadium in Paris

1992
1992

Delivery of James Bay dam in Canada.

1993
1993

Casablanca Bay sanitation scheme (Morocco) (January)

1994
1994

Delivery of the World Trade Centre in Bucharest (Romania)

1995
1995

Delivery of the Pontiac Marina office tower in Singapore

1996
1996

Secrets and Lies by Mike Leigh wins the Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival

1997
1997

Taste of Cherry by Abbas Kiarostami wins the Palme d'Or at Cannes film festival (May)

1998
1998

Bouygues signs a PFI contract for the construction of King's College, University of London (January)

1999
1999

Delivery of the George V Hotel renovated (December)

2000
2000

Bouygues makes a share exchange offer for its subsidiary Colas

2001
2001

Delivery line 2 of the Cairo metro (Egypt)

2002
2002

Delivery of the N4 highway in South Africa

2003
2003

Bouygues Construction delivers the Budapest sports arena in Hungary (March)

2004
2004

Bouygues Construction signs a €250 million contract to build Masan Bay bridge in South Korea (June)

2005
2005

Bouygues Construction signs a contract to build Singapore's two tallest residential towers (The Sail@Marina Bay)

2006
2006

Bouygues Construction is to build the three tallest residential towers in Bangkok (June)

2007
2007

On 17 September 2007, Vinci and Bouygues Construction sign a contract to build the containment shelter for the Chernobyl sarcophagus.

2008
2008

In October 2008, Bouygues Construction wins its first Private Public Partnership contract in Canada.

2009
2009

Bouygues Telecom invents All-in-One service with ideo, the best of mobile phone and broadband box in a single package (May)

2010
2010

Bouygues Immobilier inaugurates the Orange les Vignes retail park (May 2010)

2011
2011

Bouygues Construction wins a €1.25bn contract for the financing, design and construction of the new French Ministry of Defence

2012
2012

Bouygues Construction awarded a 1.25 billion euro contract in Hong Kong.

2013
2013

Bouygues Construction will build Incity, the tallest skyscraper in Lyon - Value of contract : €124 million

2014
2014

Inauguration of the Henri-Konan-Bédié bridge in Abidjan (Ivory Coast). This new road link of a total of 6.7 km (including an interchange, two sections of motorway and a 21-lane toll barrier) was built by Bouygues Travaux Publics, DTP and VSL, all subsidiaries of Bouygues Construction…

2015
2015

Bouygues Immobilier inaugurates Sanofi’s Campus Val de Bièvre in Gentilly.

2016
2016

Bouygues Telecom strengthens its position in the Internet of Things with the creation of a dedicated subsidiary, Objenious.

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(Updated: February 2016)