Our History

Bouygues was founded by Francis Bouygues in 1952 and listed on the Paris Stock Exchange in 1970. During the 1980s, the company acquired road construction groups Screg, Sacer and Colas, and started operating the television channel TF1. In 1996 the company launched Bouygues Télécom, and this was followed in 2006 by the acquisition of 23.26% of Alstom in 2006.

Bouygues entered the UK construction market in 1997. In recent years, we have increased our presence and capability in the UK through organic growth and with the acquisitions of Warings, Thomas Vale, Leadbitter and Denne.