15 years of Implenia – a 150-year tradition of construction
Young – but very experienced
Formed in 2006 from the merger between Zschokke and Batigroup, Implenia can look back on around 150 years of history in the construction industry. More than ten years after its foundation Implenia, a young construction company with a long history, develops and executes construction projects with passion.
Implenia was created in November 2005 by the merger of Zschokke Holding AG and Batigroup Holding AG. The merger took legal effect in March 2006 when the Board of Directors gave its approval. However, the Glattpark (Opfikon)-based company's roots reach back over 150 years.
The first incarnation of Zschokke Holding was Aktiengesellschaft Conrad Zschokke, set up by Conrad Zschokke (1842–1918) in 1872 in Aarau. Zschokke was a pioneer of hydraulic engineering and was responsible for building major structures such as the Grand Dixence dam and Europe's first river power plant at Rheinfelden. Various acquisitions and mergers brought companies like Heinr. Hatt-Haller and Göhner Merkur AG (Totalunternehmung) into Zschokke Holding, which was latterly based in Geneva.
Batigroup Holding AG was formed in July 1997 from the merger of three prestigious construction groups: Preiswerk Holding AG, Schweizerische Strassenbau- und Tiefbau-Unternehmung AG (Stuag) / Stuag Holding AG, and Schmalz AG Bauunternehmung / Schmalz Holding AG. Following the merger, Batigroup's head office was in Basel.
In 2010 Implenia bought Betonmast Anlegg, a renowned infrastructure specialist in Norway. Since March 2015, long established German company Bilfinger Construction, with activities in Germany, Austria, Romania and Sweden, has been part of the Group. With this latest acquisition, Implenia has tripled its directly addressable market in Europe, and is in an excellent position to secure long-term sustainable growth in its target markets on the back of the European infrastructure megatrend.
In 2020, Implenia transferred half of its development portfolio at market value to Ina Invest. The successful transaction and IPO in June 2020 will also open up future growth potential thanks to rising income streams from real estate services as well as from our equity participation in Ina Invest.