• Organization TypeWorks & Construction
  • Staff5001-10,000
  • HeadquartersFrance
  • Founded1984

Sogea Satom

Sogea-Satom and its network of subsidiaries operating in around 20 countries are an integral part of Africa’s economic and social fabric.  The company’s activities are 50 % in roads and earthworks, 30 % in civil engineering, 10 % in hydraulic engineering and 10 % in building.  From road-building to hydraulic engineering and civil engineering to building works, Sogea-Satom constantly adapts its physical and human resources to meet its customers’ expectations as closely as possible. Stable and permanent operator, Sogea-Satom is positioned as a leader of international construction firms in Africa. It employs about10 000 people on about a hundred works.    Sogea-Satom has its own fleet of over 9,000 modern, high-performance machines across the whole of Africa – including lorries, digging equipment, grading machines, concrete plants, coating units, crushing units etc. – used in industrial production or on-site crushing units, etc.   In its road-building activities, Sogea-Satom has chosen to fit its equipment with high-performance technologies such as satellite navigation systems. These new tools are backed by significant levels of investment in training and familiarizing the teams with the new on-board technologies.  As a result, the business maintains its own equipment, ensuring a high level of availability and efficiency, and has provided itself with the necessary internal skills and resources to do so.  Logistics and purchasing are pooled within the Sogea-Satom network enabling it to use its fleet of equipment efficiently and optimize its allocation.    Four Business Sectors   Roads and Earthworks The company covers the whole of the roadbuilding process, from defining the line it will take to signage, geotechnical surveys, quarry operation, earthworks, drainage, structural work, the pavement layers and top surface. The teams from Sogea-Satom have mastered all the techniques required for African road-building as a result of their extensive experience, including pavement layers made of natural materials or treated with hydraulic binders, crushed aggregate or bituminous aggregate and surface courses with a top coating or layer of bituminous concrete, etc.    Hydrualics and Engineering Sogea-Satom’s skills in hydraulic engineering are used in a wide variety of different areas: from developing water supply points in lakes or dams, to building and refurbishing networks for drinking water, waste water, rain water, industrial effluents, hydrocarbons, gas or irrigation, building and refurbishing drinking and waste water treatment plants, supplying equipment for maintaining pumping, treatment and sewage works, building pumping and booster stations, developing sea-water desalination plants, etc.    Civil Engineering Sogea-Satom teams working in the area of infrastructure and civil engineering provide technical solutions in line with the specific characteristics of each development project and its geographical location.  Working with local partners where necessary, Sogea-Satom’s civil engineering teams are involved in designing, managing and producing water supply infrastructure such as water towers, reservoirs, mains channels (open air and in tunnels), sewage and treatment plants – and airport infrastructure such as runways, control towers and terminal buildings.    Buildings  Projects range from simple buildings, designed and built to be operated and last with a minimum level of maintenance, particularly in areas away from the major cities, to sophisticated structures using cutting-edge materials and construction techniques.
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Staff at Sogea Satom have experience in


  • engineering
  • climate change
  • development aid
  • civil society
  • construction


  • burkina faso
  • kenya
  • tanzania
  • philippines
  • cameroon


  • managerial experience
  • experience in recruitment
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Company Offices

  • France (headquarters)
  • 9 place de l'Europe, 92500 Rueil-Malmaison, FRANCE