History

In 1873, the Helfmann brothers founded a small construction business—hoping that it would be a long-term success. In 2013, HOCHTIEF will be celebrating its 140th anniversary. A number of remarkable projects around the globe testify to the company’s creativity. Across two centuries, HOCHTIEF has shaped living spaces, built spectacular landmarks, and delivered technically superlative solutions. We moved the temples of Abu Simbel in Egypt, linked Europe and Asia by building a bridge across the Bosporus, played a role in shaping the Frankfurt skyline, crossed the vast expanses of Australia by road and rail, and helped to construct the Gotthard Tunnel in Switzerland.

Today, HOCHTIEF is a listed, globally operating and internationally leading construction group based in Essen.

140 Jahre HOCHTIEF

Especially because HOCHTIEF constantly concentrated on its core competency of construction and yet never shied away from change, the company managed to survive even difficult times.

HOCHTIEF has always been flexible and versatile. We find solutions for the challenges of our time and design the infrastructure for modern societies. In doing so, HOCHTIEF always feels committed to tradition. There are things the company not even sacrifices in times of big challenges, first and foremost our competence we have developed over the years. Tradition can be quite modern.


140 years HOCHTIEF

HOCHTIEF Aktiengesellschaft 2013