The Colas Group operates in every aspect of construction and maintenance for roads and for other types of transport infrastructure as well as on projects involving urban development and recreational facilities. The Group boasts two operational segments: Roads, its core business (including civil engineering and building activities), and Specialized activities that are complementary to its Roads sector (Railways, Waterproofing, Road Safety and signaling, and Pipelines).
Leader in the construction and maintenance of transport infrastructure
Backed by a workforce of 55,000 people, nearly half of whom work outside of mainland France, Colas undertakes about 90,000 projects every year via a network of 800 construction units and 2,000 material production sites in some fifty countries worldwide on five continents.
In 2016, Colas' consolidated revenue totaled 11 billion euros, with international markets accounting for 48% of this figure. The Group's share of net profit was 355 million euros.
Roads, their core business
Roads account for roughly 80% of the Group's total business activity, including:
- the construction and maintenance of roads, highways, runways, ports, industrial platforms, logistics hubs, reserved-lane public transport (tramways and bus lanes), recreational facilities, bike paths, motor racing circuits and environmental projects. Colas also provides civil engineering services (small and large structures) and operates in the building sector (construction, rehabilitation, demolition/deconstruction) in certain regions;
- upstream activities involving the production and recycling of construction materials (aggregates, emulsions and binders, asphalt mixes, ready-mix concrete, bitumen) through its extensive international network of quarries, emulsion plants, asphalt plants, concrete plants and a bitumen production plant.
Colas also operates specialized activities complementary to its Road business including:
- Railways (Colas Rail)
- Waterproofing (Smac)
- Road safety and signaling (Aximum)
- Networks (Spac)
enabling the Group to offer a full range of products and services to all its customers.
Colas is also a stakeholder – generally for a minority share – in infrastructure concession and management companies.
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