Eiffage Métal’s story in a few dates
Since its creation in 1966 under the name of CFEM, Eiffage Métal has developed those corporate values common to Eiffage Group: Pragmatism, Courage, Tenacity, Responsibility, Trust, Transparency and Leadership by example. These values are now shared by all our employees throughout Europe and abroad.
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We are strengthening our European presence with the acquisition - in December 2022 - of Momsteel, located in Abrantes, Portugal.
Eiffage Construction Métallique became Eiffage Métal and joined Eiffage Route, Eiffage Rail and Eiffage Génie Civil in the Infrastructure Branch.
Acquisition of Smulders
Acquisition of the main companies of the Smulders group, including Iemants, Willems and Spomasz. This acquisition strengthens Eiffage Métal's position in the offshore energy market, and more specifically in the wind power sector, in which Smulders is a major player. This acquisition also enables the company to develop its traditional activities of offshore para-energy construction and complex metal structures internationally and in Northern Europe.
Acquisition of KSH and Horwich
Eiffage pursued its external growth strategy, taking two European companies on board: Horwich Steelworks Ltd (near Manchester in the UK) and KSH (Hanover in Germany) to create Eiffel Steelworks Ltd (ESL). KSH, a major player across the Rhine in the structural steelwork sector, joined Eiffage’s German steel construction projects, mainly building bridges and industrial structures. The company is today known as SEH.
Eiffage Construction Métallique
The CFEM (Compagnie Française d’Entreprises Métalliques) became Eiffel Construction Métallique in 1989, before joining the Eiffage galaxy in 1992.
Renamed Eiffage Construction Métallique in the 2000s, the company worked on Millau Viaduct and a number of other prestigious projects, such as the Grande Ravine Viaduct on the Tamarinds Road (Reunion
Island), the Climate House in Bremerhaven (Germany), Decathlon Arena Stadium Pierre-Mauroy steel framework and mobile roof (Lille), construction and installation of the Total Ofon oilfield accommodation unit (Nigeria) and the
glass box suspended in space on the Aiguille du Midi peak.
Birth of Eiffage Group
1844 : Fougerolle's story begins on 8 October 1844 when the Ponts et Chaussées engineer for the Nièvre region presented Philippe Fougerolle (1806-1883) with the royal seal on completion of the Nivernais canal.
1992 : Fougerolle and SAE merge to create Eiffage Group.
Creation of the CFEM : Compagnie Française d’Entreprises Métalliques.
The CFEM was founded in 1966, comprising 4 departments : CFEM Offshore, CFEM Industries, CFEM Entreprise and CFEM Façades. The company grew from the gradual assembly of many small firms, all established around 1850.
Origins of the CFEM
- 1857-1905 : Établissements Lebrun, Pille et Daydé.
- 1850 -1924: Établissements Baudet, Donon, Roussel.
- 1855-1959 : Entreprises Pierre Hubert (Nantes), Entreprises Hubert et Dubois, Anciens établissements Léon Dubois, Société L’Industrielle et foncière de Madagascar et des colonies, Société des entreprises métropolitaines et coloniales, Compagnie française d’entreprises.
- 1866-1964 : Gustave Eiffel’s construction workshop (Atelier de constructions), Société de construction de Levallois, Société des anciens établissements Eiffel, Eiffel Baudet Donon Roussel Constructions métalliques, Compagnie des travaux métalliques.
- 1866-1902 : Société des ateliers Moisant Laurent et Savey.
- 1857-1965 : Société H. Joret, Société des ponts et travaux en fer, Constructions métalliques de la vallée de l’Orme (Covalor).