History

Our most important stages

1920

Company foundation

Wilhelm Blättchen founds ENERGIE Gesellschaft für elektrische und industrielle Unternehmungen mbH in Stuttgart, Germany.

1978

Subsidiary in Luxembourg

Foundation of a subsidiary, ENERGIE Lignes Hautes Tension in Luxembourg.

1993

Joint venture in Austria

First joint venture between Energie GmbH and ALPINE Bau GmbH, Alpine-Elektro division, for the construction of a 380 kV overhead line for Verbundgesellschaft Austria. First steel lattice towers for mobile networks are erected.

1996

ALPINE-ENERGIE is founded

Foundation of ALPINE-ENERGIE Gesellschaft für elektrische und industrielle Unternehmungen GmbH in Linz, Austria.

1998

Expansion into Switzerland

Foundation of ENERGIE Gesellschaft für Leitungsbau und Kommunikationstechnik AG in Berne, Switzerland.

1999

Entry into the rail sector

ALPINE ENERGIE launches into the catenary building sector with the Austrian project at St. Valentin main railway station, entailing modernisation of the catenary lines.

2002

ALPINE-ENERGIE grows

Foundation of ALPINE-ENERGIE Holding AG and ALPINE-ENERGIE Deutschland GmbH.

2006

Takeover of SAG Kommunikationstechnik

The Spanish building group FCC becomes majority shareholder of ALPINE Group. ALPINE-ENERGIE Holding extends its business in Switzerland and Austria through its acquisition of SAG Kommunikationstechnik.

2009-2011

Expansion of European activities

Foundation of ALPINE-ENERGIE companies in Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary.

2013

FCC assumes full ownership

ALPINE-ENERGIE Group becomes a 100 % subsidiary of FCC.

2014

ALPINE-ENERGIE becomes EQOS Energie

With its takeover by Triton Fonds the long-established group member henceforth conducts its business under the name of EQOS Energie.

2016

EQOS Energie receives pioneering patent for measurements trolley technology

The measurements trolley now has specially developed, pneumatically controlled track guidance, which allows the balancing of tolerances occurring at flange edges and the rail position.

2016-2018

EQOS Energie focuses on its core markets

After the sale of the companies in Switzerland, Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic, EQOS Energie is now bundling its expertise across countries. With a new organisational structure, the company will focus on its five core markets for all service areas: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg and France.

2017

One of the most important projects of the German energy transformation starts

With two construction lots, EQOS Energie participates in the EUR million overhead line project entitled “Westküstenleitung” on behalf of TenneT TSO GmbH.

2019

Acquisition of the overhead line construction specialist FRB

With the acquisition of FRB, EQOS Energie catches up to the top 3 overhead line construction companies in Germany.

2020

EQOS Energie celebrates its 100th anniversary

In the anniversary year, the company focuses on growth and looks positively into the future.

2021

Acquisition of the telecommunication specialist TCT

Thanks to the acquisitionof TCT EQOS Energie advances to become a leading full-service provider. At the same time EQOS Communications is created as a new brand in the EQOS Energie Portfolio.

Our most important acquisitions

Purchase of FRB

In 2019, EQOS expanded by acquiring overhead line construction specialist Bilfinger FRB GmbH, which has proven expertise and many years of experience in this area. Today, EQOS is characterised by its broad positioning. The company offers and realises anything from line planning and static engineering to civil engineering and installation from a single source.

TCT joins EQOS

With the 2021 acquisition of infrastructure service provider TCT TechnikCentrumThale GmbH, which specialises in the telecommunications market, EQOS added more than 30 years of experience with proven expertise. Customers benefit from synergies in project management and the additional expertise in steel construction, building construction and civil engineering.

Current news

02.11.2022

Tauernmoos power plant: EQOS Energie develops green electricity for ÖBB

Start of planning for EQOS Energie’s work on the largest power plant project of the Austrian Federal Railways at the highest altitude | Construction in high alpine terrain as a special challenge | EQOS Energie impresses with expertise in medium voltage and power plant technology

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11.10.2022

Supply certainty: EQOS Energie remodels TenneT’s Landesbergen substation

Existing 220-kV system in Lower Saxony will be upgraded to state-of-the art technology | Comprehensive renewal work during ongoing operations | Supply certainty with sustainable energy guaranteed

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04.10.2022

EQOS Group acquires number one Belgian company for railway infrastructure

EQOS Group purchases catenary line specialist Colas Rail Belgium | External growth strategy is continued in another business area with high investment potentialt | 150 new employees contribute lots of expertise in the construction of tracks and catenary lines

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