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

11.08.2022

Customer proximity as a recipe for success: EQOS Energie expands a substation in Offenbach

Young EQOS Energie team in Pfungstadt convinces new client | Increased network capacity represents an important contribution to the region’s economic development | Remodelling during ongoing operations and tight space conditions poses a challenge

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28.07.2022

EQOS Energie constructs wind power bridge between Germany and Denmark

New power line as an important building block of the energy transformation in Europe | International transport of wind power-generated green electricity now possible | EQOS Energie is awarded project during EU-wide tender procedure

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14.06.2022

EQOS Energie awarded contract for construction of catenary lines for expansion of the west side of the Linz railway station

EQOS Energie wins another major contract from ÖBB for the “Linz Central Station West Side” project | After the east side of the station, the west section will now also be prepared for connection to the four-track western line. | The EUR 9 million project includes installation of 30 kilometres of catenary line, 180 new poles and 55 metric tons of fittings.

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