is a French
concessions and construction company
, formerly called Société Générale d'Enterprises. It employs over 179,000 people and is the largest construction company in the world by revenue. Vinci is listed at Euronext
's Paris stock exchange and is a member of the CAC 40
index. Its head office is in Rueil-Malmaison
The company was founded by Alexandre Giros and Louis Loucheur
as Société Générale d’Entreprises S.A. (SGE) in 1899.
In 1986 SGE acquired Sogea, a business founded in 1878.
In 1988 the company acquired Campenon Bernard, a business founded in 1920.
In 1991 SGE acquired Norwest Holst, a company founded in 1969.
In 2000 it changed its name to Vinci.
In 2001 it acquired Groupe GTM itself a combination of Dumez, founded in 1880, and GTM founded in 1891.
In 2006 the company acquired Autoroutes du Sud de la France (the Southern Freeways Company).
In February 2007 Vinci completed the acquisition of Soletanche-Bachy
, the world-leading geotechnical specialist contractor.
In 2008, VINCI created the think tank The City...