We develop innovative solutions throughout the world. We operate globally through our three divisions HOCHTIEF Europe, HOCHTIEF Americas and HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific. We also hold a 20 percent stake in the world’s leading international toll road operator Abertis.
The HOCHTIEF Europe division is mainly comprised of our construction activities complemented by PPPs. Geographically we are present in the German, Polish, Czech, Austrian, Scandinavian and Dutch construction markets where we have an outstanding reputation. Our activities in the division benefit from being part of the Group’s international network as well as from its technical expertise, risk management and financial strength.
As the management company for the HOCHTIEF Europe division, HOCHTIEF Solutions AG encompasses the core business in Europe. The operating subsidiaries supply services in our lines of business under the umbrella of HOCHTIEF Solutions AG. This structure combines the advantages of operating more like a small- or mediumsized enterprise with the service range and financial strength of an internationally experienced construction group.
As a partner to the public sector, HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions offers project design, financing, construction, and management services. It delivers end-to-end PPP solutions for transportation, energy, and social infrastructure projects covering the entire life cycle of the project. Our strategy is to take on PPP projects only when we are also tasked with implementing the construction phase.
Apart from HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions, the companies HOCHTIEF Infrastructure and HOCHTIEF Engineering perform services, particularly for infrastructure and building construction projects as well as engineering services. The service company synexs responds to the rising demand for modern facility management.
We have had a focus on digital construction for many years in HOCHTIEF ViCon. Today, this company is one of the leading service providers and consultants in virtual construction/Building Information Modeling (BIM) with locations in Germany and the United Kingdom.
Specialists for building construction and transportation infrastructure
The HOCHTIEF Americas division brings together the activities of our four North American subsidiaries—Turner, Flatiron, E.E. Cruz, and Clark Builders. These companies provide building and infrastructure construction services primarily in the U.S. and Canada, each of them focusing on different aspects. Their activities span market segments such as public buildings, office properties, sports facilities, educational and healthcare properties, transportation infrastructure, hydroelectric power stations, and dams. Close cooperation between our companies in the North American market allows them to benefit from synergies as well as from a steady exchange of information and experience.
Our companies’ proximity to markets as well as their focus on quality and results was once again recognized with numerous awards. Turner remains the U.S. number one general builder: In the 2020 rankings published by Engineering News-Record (ENR), the company continues to hold first place in commercial/industrial building construction. Overall, Turner is listed in more than 20 ENR categories, consolidating its top position in the markets for office, hotel, educational, healthcare, and sports properties as well as pharmaceutical construction.
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Our infrastructure specialist Flatiron is rated second in the ENR ranking for highway construction, fourth for the construction of bridges and fifth in dams and reservoirs. This puts Flatiron in a strong market position.
Turner is among the United States’ leading providers of virtual design and construction, also known as Building Information Modeling (BIM), as well as lean construction. Almost every project makes use of BIM services.
Leading in construction, contract mining business, services and PPP
Our activities in the HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific division are run by CIMIC Group. With operational units active in Australia, Asia, North and South America and Africa, CIMIC conducts business in around 20 countries altogether.
CIMIC is the leading contractor in the Asia-Pacific region and the world’s largest contract miner. It provides services in the business segments of construction, mining and mineral processing, engineering, concessions, operations and maintenance for the infrastructure, resources, and real estate markets. Particularly in Australia and Asia, CIMIC plays a leading role in the construction and resources markets.
The CIMIC companies CPB Contractors and Leighton Asia are responsible for the construction business segment. Thiess is the CIMIC Group’s global mining services provider. While it operates primarily in Australia and Asia, the company also handles projects in Africa and received its first contracts in South America and Canada in 2016. Sedgman, a global minerals processing specialist, operates in Australia, Asia, Africa and South America as well as on the North American continent.
The entire CIMIC Group’s engineering capabilities come together under the roof of EIC Activities. UGL, with headquarters in Sydney, is a leading provider of end-to-end outsourced engineering, asset management, and maintenance services with a diversified end-market exposure across core sectors of rail, transport, and technology systems, power, resources, water, and defense.
CIMIC holds interests in Devine (59%), and Ventia (47%).
The role of Building Information Modeling (BIM), which streamlines construction processes and enhances communication among all project participants, is also becoming more important in Australia and Asia. Our expertise and many years of experience with this tool put us in a very good position, and we see large growth potential in this field.
Since 2018 HOCHTIEF has been holding a stake of around 20 percent in Abertis, the leading international toll road operator. Abertis operates a total of over 8,600 kilometers of toll road in 15 countries.