The Bouygues Group
Bouygues, which was founded in 1952 by Francis Bouygues, is a diversified French industrial group, hinged on a strong corporate culture, that operates in two main sectors: Construction with Bouygues Construction (building & civil works and energies & services), Bouygues Immobilier (property development) and Colas (roads), and Telecoms-Media with Bouygues Telecom and TF1.
Bouygues operates in more than 80 countries worldwide and employs 133,780 people. The Group's consolidated sales in 2012 were €33.5 billion. The Group is listed on the Paris stock exchange (CAC 40 index).
The Group's subsidiaries
Bouygues Construction is a world leader in building, civil works, energy & services, and concessions. The company generates nearly half its sales on international markets. Recently delivered or ongoing projects include the following: the Gautrain rail link between Pretoria and Johannesburg (South Africa), the ferry port and new container terminal in Tangiers (Morocco), a new road link in Abidjan (Ivory Coast), a vast property development with 9 towers in Qatar (QP District), the residential complexes "Blossom Residences" and "Ardmore Park" in Singapore, a cruise ship terminal building, and bridge in Hong Kong, the Surrey Hospital, and sports facilities in Canada, hospitals, schools, and social housing in London, the Tyne tunnel in Newcastle (UK), the confinement shelter for the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (Ukraine), and the Sports Hub in Singapore, the biggest ever sports PPP contract in the world.
Bouygues Immobilier is a company committed to developing sustainable communities thanks to a proactive policy in terms of sustainable development carried out since 2006. All of its residential property programmes have been certified against the "BBC" low-energy label, and carry the "BBC-effinergie" label since 2010, more than two years ahead of the introduction of the new Thermal Regulations in 2012. In 2012, Bouygues Immobilier handed over its first positive-energy residential programme called Vert Eden in Aix-en-Provence, southern France. Two other similar projects have been launched: L’Avance in Montreuil, east of Paris, and Terrasse 9 in Nanterre, west of Paris, handed over in 2013 and for 2015 respectively.
Present in around 50 different countries worldwide, Colas, one of the leading world roadbuilders, is an an integrated group that is diversifying its activities beyond road construction and maintenance in order to establish a presence in complementary business areas (safety, road signalling, services and concessions, etc.).
Bouygues Telecom covers 95% of the French population with its 3G+ network. Bouygues Telecom acquired its own fixed network in July 2008 and became an Internet Service Provider (ISP) in October 2008. In 2009, Bouygues Telecom introduced the groundbreaking service called "ideo", the first quadruple play offer in the market. In 2010, Bouygues Telecom launched Bbox fibre, its very-high-speed broadband offer and began investing in Fibre-To-The-Home in high population density areas. In July 2011, Bouygues Telecom launched B&YOU, a new mobile telephony brand available exclusively on the web and with no minimum term contract. In June 2012, Bouygues Telecom launched Bbox Sensation, its new triple-play offer packed with the most innovative technologies on the market to transform the digital home experience. Bouygues Telecom has 11.3 million mobile and
1.9 million fixed broadband customers.