VINCI, more than a century of projects serving daily life and mobility.
The history of the VINCI Group, heir to hundreds of companies gradually assembled in a convoluted process, goes back to the 19th century. In 1899, two engineers from Polytechnique, an elite French engineering school, Alexandre Giros and Louis Loucheur, founded Société Générale d’Entreprises (SGE), which became VINCI in 2000 following its merger with the GTM Group.
VINCI’s two core businesses, concessions and contracting, already existed in the 19th century, the era of the industrial revolution that brought profound change to our societies, transforming them from an economy based on agriculture and crafts to one based on commerce and industry.
The first concessions were in electricity systems. Group companies built dams and took on operation of transmission and distribution grids. Tramway lines were also developed as concessions, as were regional railways. Later, water and sewer networks became another pillar of VINCI’s business: GTM (Grands Travaux de Marseille) was set up in 1890 to build and operate the sewer system in Marseille.
Residential Developer VINCI Immobilier
VINCI Immobilier Polska was established in 2017, as a result of an initiative of the French company VINCI Immobilier SAS and the Polish company Warbud S.A. The residential developer’s team is made up of people who know the specifics of the housing market very well, having participated in the development and sale of thousands of apartments in Warsaw and other local markets in Poland. Thanks to this experience, the first two residential projects in Warsaw – the Bonifraterska 10a Residence and the Wilanowska Housing Estate – have been launched for sale in a short time, and other projects are in the pipeline or in the process of obtaining building permits.
The majority shareholder of VINCI Immobilier Polska is VINCI Immobilier SAS, which is based in Paris, France, and has developed residential, hotel, and office projects for more than 20 years.
The second shareholder of VINCI Immobilier Polska, Warbud S.A., is one of the largest general contractors and one of the most recognizable brands in Poland. In over 25 years of activity of Warbud S.A. has completed almost 600 contracts in all sectors of construction – building, infrastructure, industrial, military, health care, and public-private partnership projects.
The management board of VINCI Immobilier Polska includes:
Jean-Luc Rene Guermonprez – President of the Management Board
Jacek Orkisz – Member of the Management Board
Monika Buraś – Member of the Management Board
The name VINCI pays tribute to the universal genius of Leonardo da Vinci, artist, scientist and engineer, and stands for the humanism, inventiveness and technical resourcefulness with which we identify. Leonardo, a towering figure of the universal cultural heritage, is known throughout the world. His name reflects the Group’s European roots.
The logo is made up of “connectors”, which were used by the cathedral builders to fasten stones together. It symbolizes sustainable construction designed to last and its contemporary design also suggests the world of networks and information technologies as well as the interconnection of the Group’s expertise to serve its customers’ projects.
The most interesting projects developed by VINCI group
VINCI group companies have implemented many interesting, challenging, or groundbreaking projects. It would be difficult to select just one of the most interesting or spectacular. We invite you to view a gallery presenting selected projects which the companies of the VINCI group have completed on their own or in cooperation with external partners.
VINCI in Poland
The VINCI Group has been present in Poland for many years, mainly as the owner of the construction industry leader Warbud S.A., but the VINCI “family” in Poland comprises as many as 12 companies providing specialist services.
In Poland the VINCI Group engages in activities in almost all sectors of the construction industry, pursuing its objectives and mission through many companies that are leaders in their respective sectors of the construction market. VINCI group companies in Poland: Warbud S.A., Soletanche Polska Sp. z o.o., VINCI Facilities Polska Sp. z o.o., REMEA Sp. z o.o., ATEM – Polska Sp. z o.o., Calanbau TPI Sp. z o.o., Freyssinet Polska Sp. z o.o., Menard Sp. z o.o., VINCI Construction, VINCI Energies Polska Sp. z o.o., VINCI Facilities Polska Sp. z o.o., Eurovia Polska S.A.