Media release

Growth ambitions in Norway confirmed

Implenia Norge hires new employees and acquires machinery thanks to agreement with tunnelling specialist Mesta | Targeted expansion of expertise

Dietlikon, 16 August 2012 – Implenia has signed an agreement with Norwegian tunnelling specialist Mesta for the acquisition of tunnelling machinery. It also has the option to make job offers to employees of Mesta. So far, more than 30 specialists have been hired by Implenia. These employees will be lent back to Mesta for the completion of the “E16 Borlaug” road construction project.

The agreement enhances Implenia Norge’s expertise and underscores Implenia’s ambitions to grow in the Norwegian infrastructure market. Well-qualified professionals are vital if the company is to handle the numerous contracts it has won in Norway, and the newly hired employees will help meet this need.

Media contact Implenia:

Philipp Bircher

Head of Communications

Phone: +41 44 805 45 23


Implenia is Switzerland's leading construction and construction services company. Formed in 2006 from the merger between Zschokke and Batigroup, Implenia can look back on more than 140 years of history in the construction industry. The company brings the expertise of its highly skilled Real Estate, Infrastructure Construction and Industrial Construction divisions under the single roof of a nationally and internationally active business. With its integrated business model and specialists operating in all its divisions, Implenia can manage a building project through its entire lifecycle and deliver work that is economical, integrated and customer-centric. The focus is on striking a sustainable balance between financial success and social and environmental responsibility.

Implenia, with its headquarters in Dietlikon near Zurich, employs around 6,400 people and posted turnover of more than CHF 2.5 billion in 2011. The company is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (IMPN, CH0023868554). More information can be found at www.implenia.com.