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Group History


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.


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.


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


Flotation of Bouygues on the Paris stock exchange.


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.


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


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


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


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.


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.


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


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


Martin Bouygues is appointed Chairman and CEO of the Group.


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.


The commercial launch of Bouygues Telecom.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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).


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

2014 - Bouygues Telecom 4G


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.


Bouygues Telecom: creation of a subsidiary dedicated to the Internet of Things called Objenious, which will use the LoRa® network.

Bouygues Construction inaugurated the MahaNakhon tower, the highest in Thailand (314 m), in August.

The first section of the Wattway solar road, invented by Colas, was installed in the Orne department of Normandy in October.

Bouygues Immobilier won the contract to develop the Etoile Annemasse-Genève mixed development zone near Geneva on the Franco-Swiss border. The first handovers are scheduled for 2019.

In 2016, Bouygues Telecom celebrated its 20th birthday.

TF1 scored its best audience share of the year during the Euro 2016 soccer tournament semi-final between France and Germany by pulling in 19.3 million TV viewers.