Talents
2 min
-
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…
Event
2 min
-
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.
Insights
2 min
-
Bouygues Group
Welcome!
The new corporate website is more than just a communication tool. We have revamped it to offer a new experience with a simplified menu, access to key ...
Insights
3 min
-
Groupe TF1
The rules of the game
The success of Chrono Bomb’ and Trésor Detector has helped TF1 Games-Dujardin, a TF1 subsidiary, become a recognised player in the board games busi ...
In pictures
1 min
-
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 a ...
Talents
2 min
-
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…
Insights
2 min
-
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 ...
Interview
3 min
-
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 ...
Magazine
Our websites
Les sites du groupe
  • Bouygues SA
  • Services
  • Filiales
Portrait de FB et son équipe dirigeante (1968)

Group History

1952

In a France undergoing reconstruction, F. Bouygues, a young Ecole Centrale graduate, sets himself up in the building business by founding Entreprise Francis Bouygues, a company specialising in industrial works and construction in the Paris region.

1963

The Minorange Guild is founded in order to recognise achievements in the construction trades. Founded on the values of work and the transfer of know-how. In the same year, Le Minorange, the Group’s internal magazine, is launched.

1965

The Group expands its civil engineering and public works activities and sets up regional B/CW subsidiaries, which gradually cover the whole of France.

1970

Flotation of Bouygues on the Paris stock exchange.

1972

The Bouygues logo is created by designer Alain Carré who takes his inspiration from the oval shape of Parc des Princes sports stadium, which is handed over in the same year.

1974

Bouygues Offshore is set up. It specialises in oil and gas contracting (sold to Saipem in July 2002).

1975

The Group expands outside of France with the creation of local subsidiaries overseas.

1978

Maison Bouygues (catalogue homes) is set up (sold in 1990).

1984

Riyadh university in Saudi Arabia is handed over. This project changes the face of the Group due to its vast size: a 1-million m² development in the desert, handed over after 40 months of works and in record time.

1986

A Franco-British consortium is formed to design, build and operate a fixed link under the English Channel. Bouygues acquires the Screg group, France’s leading roadworks contractor, made up of Colas, Screg Routes and Sacer. Bouygues becomes the world’s leading construction firm.

1987

Bouygues becomes the main shareholder (25%) of TF1, which operates France’s leading television channel.

1988

The Group moves into its new head office, Challenger, in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (Paris region).

1989

Martin Bouygues is appointed Chairman and CEO of the Group.

1990

Acquisition of Losinger, Switzerland’s third-ranking construction group, whose subsidiary VSL, is world leader in post-tensioning.

Francis Bouygues founds Ciby 2000, a feature film production company, which discontinued its production activities in 1998. Its catalogue was sold in 1999. Films produced include: Wonderful Times by Gérard Jugnot, High Heels by Pedro Almodovar, The Piano by Jane Campion.

1996

The commercial launch of Bouygues Telecom.

1999

Bouygues spins off its construction business to form Bouygues Construction and raises its stake in Bouygues Telecom from 34% to 54%.
Francis Bouygues is named entrepreneur of the century in the construction sector by L’Usine Nouvelle magazine.

2005

Founding of the Francis Bouygues Corporate Foundation, which helps motivated school-leavers with financial difficulties to pursue their studies and fulfil their career goals.

2006

Bouygues acquires 23.26% of Alstom’s (28.5% in 2016) capital and voting rights and opens its new Paris headquarters at 32 Avenue Hoche.

2010

Bouygues Construction wins the contract for the world’s largest sports PPP project, the Singapore Sports Hub (€770 million).
And signs a partnership with the City of Marseille for the reconfiguration of the Vélodrome sports stadium, as well as for its operation over a period of 35 years.

2011

Bouygues Construction wins a €1.25-billion contract for the financing, design, construction, services management and maintenance (30 years) of the new French Ministry of Defence complex at Balard in Paris.

2012

Bouygues Construction signs a contract to build the 1st section of a bridge linking Hong Kong-Macao (the highest-valued design-and-build contract ever awarded in Hong Kong: €1.25 billion).
Colas announces a new organisation for its roads activity in mainland France, based on 7 regional subsidiaries all operating under the single brand name of Colas.

2013

The Bouygues group becomes a founding partner of the ExpoFrance 2025 project, set up to support France's bid to host the World Expo of 2025.

Signs a contract to build the “City of Music" onSeguin island, the works are to be carried out by a consortium comprising Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France, Sodexo, TF1 and OFI Infra Via (€170 million).

Signs a contract of €1.15 billion for the construction of a 4.2-km long twin-tube subsea road tunnel in Hong Kong.

Signs a contract for the construction of a 6-star luxury hotel in the heart of Macao’s City of Dreams (€360 million).

Signs, with Colas, a partnership contract for the L2 bypass in Marseille (€620 million).

2014

Bouygues Telecom is the first operator to offer 4G+ to its customers.

2014 - Bouygues Telecom 4G

2015

Within the scope of COP21, the Bouygues group wins two Climate Solutions awards (Trophées Solutions Climat) for the Wattway solar road by Colas and for the Hikari positive-energy development in Lyon by Bouygues Immobilier. In France, the Climate Solutions awards recognise the best nationwide initiatives for reducing the impact of and/or adapting to the effects of climate change.

2016

Bouygues Telecom : création d’une filiale dédiée à l’internet des objets, Objenious qui s’appuye sur le réseau LoRa®.