The VINCI Group: over a century of construction and services, for the greater well-being of people.
Created in 1899 by French engineers Alexandre Giros and Louis Loucheur, VINCI has become the largest company in construction and related services worldwide.
Our History site highlights the milestones in the company's history, as well as the names of the entrepreneurs, companies and construction sites that have shaped that history.
2011 - High-speed rail between Tours and Bordeaux - Réseau Ferré de France and VINCI sign world’s biggest rail concession contract
VINCI Autoroutes - Duplex A86
2011 - VINCI inaugurates the A86 Duplex, the final, western, link of the "super-ring road"
2010 - Qatari Diar acquires an equity holding in VINCI and contributes its subsidiary Cegelec, which becomes part of VINCI’s Energy business line.
Integrating solutions and technological services, Cegelec designs, installs and maintains systems and sub-systems in industry, infrastructure and the service sector.
2010 - VINCI acquires Faceo and creates VINCI Facilities, European leader in facilities management
2010 - VINCI has been contributing its expertise to urban and regional development for 10 years.
VINCI Autoroutes - Arcour A19
2009 - VINCI officially opened the A19, France’s first eco-motorway. Built by Group companies and operated by Cofiroute, this 101 km motorway between Artenay and Courtenay completes the outer ring road around the Greater Paris area.
ETF-Eurovia Travaux Ferroviaires
2008 - VINCI strengthened its rail sector activity by acquiring Vossloh Infrastructure Services, renaming it ETF-Eurovia Travaux Ferroviaires. The Group participated in the tender for the construction and operation of 303 km of high-speed line between Tours and Bordeaux. At the end of March 2010, VINCI was declared the successful bidder.