A little history

About VINCI Facilities

The VINCI Facilities brand
within VINCI Energies


In the Netherlands and Belgium, Cegelec Building Solutions and Vanderlinden Groep adopt the VINCI Facilities brand.


Thanks to its partnership with Caisse de Dépôt et de Gestion du Maroc, Exprom, a subsidiary of CDG Développement specialising in facility management takes the service offering to Morocco.


With the arrival of Faceo, VINCI combines its facility management and technical maintenance activities within VINCI Energies, under the VINCI Facilities brand. A common ambition now unites Cegelec Maintenance, Faceo, Manei, Opteor tertiaire and SKE. VINCI Facilities becomes a major facility management player in Europe.

Facility management in VINCI’s offer


Creation of SKE Schul-Facility-Management


Within VINCI, GTIE, which brings together the company’s skills in energy, heating, electricity and telecommunications, takes on the name of VINCI Energies.


Energilec, a technical maintenance and services company, joins VINCI Construction France. In Germany, VINCI Energies acquires Nickel GmbH.


SKE becomes part of VINCI.

The birth of facility management in Europe


SGE becomes VINCI.
In December, Thales and Alstom set up Faceo, making it the European leader in facility management


Opteor becomes the brand for VINCI Energies’ technical maintenance activities in the service and manufacturing sectors and will be the vehicle for all the company’s offers in this area.


SGE acquires the Dutch company Vanderlinden Group, an electro-technical installation company that was set up in 1945 in the Netherlands.


CGEE Alstom assumes the name of Cegelec following GEC (General Electric Company) taking a stake in its capital and the transfer of its industrial control activities.


Creation of SKE in Germany, a group involved in construction, technical maintenance and facility management. Its component companies are, in particular, in charge of the overall facility management of the US army’s bases in Europe. SKE also carries out and operates numerous public-private partnerships (PPPs) in Germany.


The companies that would form SKE win the very first facility management contract that was put out for tender in Europe by the American government.

VINCI Energies :
200 years of expertise


In 1910, the company Stingl GmbH came into existence and developed its technical maintenance business.

At the same time, in 1913, the corporate ancestor of Cegelec was established: CGEE, a holding company for electrical companies.


Creation of SGE, which would subsequently become VINCI.


Heinrich Nickel was founded in 1896 in Oberdreisbach, Germany. At that time the company made safes and strong rooms. It subsequently developed to become a company specialising in maintenance work, heating and air conditioning.

Maison Jean et Chabrié, the oldest company that would become VINCI Energies, wins the (candle) lighting and (wood) heating contract for the Palais Bourbon in Paris.