Media release

Implenia strengthens activities in falsework construction

Expansion of services along the civil engineering value chain | Acquisition of Robert Aebi AG’s falsework unit enhances Implenia’s range of services

Dietlikon, 10 December 2012 – Implenia is strengthening its existing activities in falsework construction. By doing so the company is expanding its offering along the civil engineering value chain, meaning that it will be able to better offer its customers solutions from a single source. In addition, Implenia is going to offer falsework construction in its European target markets. Falseworks are auxiliary structures that are needed for tasks such as shuttering and concreting when building concrete bridges. The technique brings benefits in terms of efficiency and sustainability. For example, special falsework structures make it possible to build bridges over heavily used motorways without stopping the traffic.

To support this strategic focus, Implenia is acquiring the falsework unit of Robert Aebi AG, Switzerland’s leading supplier of construction machinery, and in so doing is securing a targeted enhancement of its expertise and plant. Robert Aebi is selling the unit because it wants to focus on its core business. The falsework unit, with its five employees, who are being taken on by Implenia, has many years of experience and has been involved with a wide variety of challenging projects.

Implenia press contact:

Philipp Bircher

Head of Communications

Tel.: +41 44 805 45 23


Robert Aebi AG press contact:

Thierry Fahrni

Head of Marketing

Tel.: +41 44 842 54 30


Falseworks are auxiliary structures that are used, for example, for shuttering and concreting when building concrete bridges.

Robert Aebi is the leading supplier of construction machinery in Switzerland. Formed in 1881, the company can look back on more than 130 years of experience with construction technology. Robert Aebi is the exclusive supplier of Volvo construction machinery in Switzerland and Southern Germany. At its head office in Regensdorf, 8 sites in Switzerland and 5 in Germany, the company employs around 410 people. http://www.robert-aebi.com

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 company. 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 6400 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.