Implenia is an integrated leading construction and real estate service provider with clear strategic priorities and a dynamic organisation.On this page you will find information about Implenia's business model, vision, mission and values.
Implenia generates value for its clients in all stages of the value creation process – based on its strategic priorities and with an agile organisation.
The company brings together the know-how of its highly skilled consulting, development, planning and execution units under a single roof. With integrated services and cooperation across all four Divisions, the multinational leading construction and real estate service provider realises large, complex projects and accompanies customers throughout the entire life-cycle of their buildings and structures.
The Group will develop high-margin business areas through organic and inorganic growth. The focus is on sector-oriented specialisation and integration along the value chain.
Vision, mission and values
What we build on
Implenia creates living spaces, working environments and infrastructure for future generations. In order to achieve the vision and live the mission, all employees are constantly guided in their day-to-day work by the five values that shape the corporate culture and are lived out in their daily work.
Our vision is to be an integrated, multinational leading construction and real estate service provider.
Our mission is to develop real estate sustainably with and for people, and to construct buildings and infrastructure to meet their needs for modern living, working and traveling.
Implenia is committed to the values of excellence, collaboration, agility, integrity and sustainability. Across the company, we have collectively defined how we will live each value.
Excellence We meet the highest standards in our projects, services and internal processes. We live excellence by setting standards of tradition and innovation to exceed our partners' expectations. Today and tomorrow.
Collaboration We combine our diverse market knowledge and technical skills with professional expertise for the benefit of our customers and other stakeholders. We live collaboration by building trust through fairness, transparency and respect. With all our partners.
Agility We identify opportunities and risks early and address them quickly - both strategically and operationally. We live agility as a highly mobile, passionate multinational team, constantly seeking new and innovative solutions, pushing boundaries to deliver the best value for our customers.
Integrity We meet high ethical standards, are honest and act in accordance with the agreements we make. We live integrity by being honest and reliable, acting respectfully and always doing so with a smile :-)
Sustainability We generate sustainable results and protect our fellow human beings and the environment. We live sustainability together by creating a livable future for all.
Fit for Growth
In order to realize its vision, implement its mission and leverage its strengths to exploit opportunities in the markets, Implenia is pursuing a strategy with four priorities: "Portfolio", "Innovation", "Profitable Growth" and "Talent & Organization". On this basis, Implenia intends to further strengthen its competitiveness in the current "Fit for Growth" phase once the transformation has been successfully completed.
To achieve our vision and mission, seize opportunities in our markets and play to our strengths, we have developed a new strategy with four strategic priorities.
Our goal is to operate businesses in which we stand out from the competition. To do this, we need to expand our activities in markets to better benefit from our local expertise and customer contacts. In addition, we are expanding geographically into further markets with those capabilities that are internationally competitive. Going forward, our portfolio will consist of four businesses that differ significantly in their underlying business models and long-term thrusts:
Development comprises integrated project development of real estate. In Switzerland, we already have a leading position in this area and intend to maintain it. In the future, we will increasingly invest in income-producing properties and establish innovative financing models. In addition, we are evaluating possible market opportunities outside Switzerland.
Building Construction comprises the integrated design and execution of complex new buildings as well as the modernization of existing properties. Here, too, we are among the leading companies in several markets, especially in Switzerland. In the future, we will position ourselves more strongly as an integrated construction services provider along the entire value chain, for example by expanding customer-focused capabilities in consulting and planning. We will also continue to grow as a general and total contractor, especially in our markets, including isolated, consolidating acquisitions.
Civil Engineering comprises the area business (e.g. road and rail construction), special civil engineering and tunneling. In all these areas we have a leading position in Switzerland and a recognized presence in our other markets. In the future, we will be making targeted inroads into new markets in special civil engineering and tunneling with internationally competitive capabilities and by means of partnerships in individual projects. For example, we are strengthening our tunneling activities in France. We are also expanding our engineering capabilities in the value chain. In the area business we are focusing on our markets, reviewing our competitiveness in the individual regions and adjusting our presence accordingly where necessary.
Specialties includes our innovative niche offerings such as timber construction, post-tensioning and facade engineering. To take advantage of the fundamental changes in the construction industry and keep our focus on innovation, we are continuously adding new offerings in the future. Existing offerings will be scaled and those that do not show potential for market leadership in the long term will be discontinued.
2. profitable growth
Our goal is to grow profitably, gain market share and increase our margins. To achieve this, we must focus on businesses with higher profitability and market share potential, for example by expanding individual business areas and transforming others. We also need to become a leader in cost efficiency to expand our margins and create long-term value for our customers, employees and shareholders. We will achieve this through a comprehensive Operational Excellence program focused on several key areas. These include an end-to-end, data-based approach to value assurance (formerly risk management) with improved project selection, execution and management processes, the optimization of planning and production processes through lean construction, the increased centralization of purchasing activities and the use of prefabricated materials. In addition, processes and systems are being harmonized and standardized.
Our aim is to exploit the fundamental changes in the construction industry to the benefit of our customers, employees and shareholders. To do this, we must both intensify our focus on innovation and make corresponding investments. We are continuing to expand technologies in the area of digital construction and BIM. A new "Innovation Hub" will focus on promising business models and digital development. We are promoting promising niche offerings and further expanding the most attractive ones. And last but not least, we are driving forward integral project management and industrial construction, especially in development and building construction.
4. talent and organization
Our goal is to be an attractive employer and thereby attract, train and retain talent needed to meet future challenges. The new strategy is the cornerstone for clear and attractive prospects. By means of a diagnosis of our organizational fitness, we have identified several starting points for further improvements. These include strengthening our talent management system, expanding our "Implenia Academy" and defining five Implenia values:
Excellence: we meet the highest standards with our projects, services and internal processes.
Collaboration: We combine our diverse market knowledge and specialist expertise for the benefit of our customers and other stakeholders.
Agility: We identify opportunities and threats early and address them quickly, both strategically and operationally.
Integrity: We meet high ethical standards, are honest and act according to our agreements.
Sustainability: We achieve results that last and protect our fellow human beings and the environment.