The history of the companies that gave birth to the Salini Impregilo Group dates back to the early 20th century, when in 1906, in Milan and in Piacenza, Mr. Vincenzo Lodigiani and Mr. Umberto Girola established their companies, constructing their first works at a local level, on their territories. Exactly thirty years later, in 1936, Mr. Pietro Salini established his construction company.
Our history dates back more than a century, and tells of great families, of infrastructures that drive the development of countries all over the world, of interwining corporate journeys. Salini Impregilo Group was born on 1st January 2014 as the result of the merger by incorporation of Salini into Impregilo.
These two great companies, which were recognised and valued both in Italy and abroad, merged to build a future as protagonist worldwide. The objective was to forge the experience of two consolidated companies and create a player with undisputed technical and financial capacity, grand ambitions and vast trove of industrial knowledge.
Timeline: main stages of the Group's history
Organic and acquisition-led changes to the companies’ corporate structure
Most important projects realised
** Organic and acquisition-led corporate developments
** Milestone Projects
1906 The Companies Girola and Lodigiani are established
1910 Sempione Railway Line - Italy
1920 Rovasca Hydroelectric Power Station - Italy
1929 Impresit is founded
1930 Transiranian Railway - Iran
1936 Pietro Salini establishes Salini Costruttori
1940 Railway viaduct at Recco – Italy
1950 Autostrada del Sole – Italy, Kariba Hydroelectric Plant – Zambia and Zimbabwe
1956 Impresit, Girola, Lodigiani and Torno join together to build the Kariba Dam
1960 Impresit-Girola-Lodigiani S.p.A. is born
1960 The salvage of Abu Simbel Temples – Egypt, Ministry of Post and Telecommunications - Italy
1970 Legadadi Dam – Ethiopia, Tarbela Hydroelectric Plant - Pakistan
1980 Tana Beles integrated project – Ethiopia, Second Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul – Turkey, Yacyretà Hydroelectric Plant – Argentina and Paraguay
1989 Cogefar Impresit Costruzioni Generali S.p.A is established as a result of the merger by incorporation of Impresit into Cogefar
1990 Ertan Hydroelectric Plant – China, Karameh Dam - Jordan
1994 Impregilo S.p.A is born as the result of Cogefar-Impresit+Impre.Gi.Lo
2000 Bumbuna Hydroelectric Power Plant– Sierra Leone, Bologna-Florence High-Speed Railway line - Italy
2009 Salini acquires Todini S.p.A.
2010 Gibe II Hydroelectric Power Plant – Ethiopia, Bujagali Hydroelectric Plant – Uganda, Ras al Khor Interchange Road - Dubai
2011 Salini acquires a stake in the share capital of Impregilo S.p.A.
2014 Salini Impregilo S.p.A is born on 1st January
2015 Salini Impregilo acquires 100% of Lane Industries Inc.