The French and European major construction and engineering companies such as Vinci, Bouygues or Eiffage are no longer impacted by the economic downturn. One of the main reasons is the global strategy they have chosen for their activities, which they implemented to cope with the contraction of the European market.
These large groups fulfill major contracts in developing countries where
the need for infrastructure is critical and where, accordingly,
investments are higher. To better compete for these contracts requires
acquiring local companies to have offices on site.