The origin of Skanska dates back to 1887 when Rudolf Fredrik Berg, a Swedish chemist with a passion for reinforced concrete and new technologies started Aktiebolaget Skånska Cementgjuteriet in Southern Sweden, manufacturing concrete products.
This company transformed to an international concern over time that focuses on providing complex construction services. Title Skanska has been used since 1984.
Skanska Group employs 43 000 employees worldwide and operates in selected markets in Europe and in the United States.
The group is headed by Skanska AB with its head office in Stockholm, whose shares are traded on Stockholm Stock Exchange (NASDAQ Stockholm).
1887 AB Skanska Cementgjuteriet was established
1897 First foreign contract (Great Britain)
1902 First foreign branch
1927 First construction of an asphalt road in Sweden
1953 Czechoslovac republc: The Zemstav Company was established – specialized on construction works
1961 Change of name from Zemstav to Inženýrské a průmyslové stavby and broadening the spectrum of business
1965 AB Skanska Cementgjuteriet registered on Stockholm Stock Exchange
1984 Change of name from AB Skanska Cementgjuteriet to Skanska
1991 Foundation of a joint stock company Inženýrské a průmyslové stavby a.s., state is a 100% owner
1992 The company Inženýrské a průmyslové stavby a.s. was privatized during the voucher privatization
1997 Skanska Property Czech Republic, s.r.o. was established
1998 Change of name to IPS a.s.
2000 Skanska gained controlling share in IPS a.s.
2001 Change of name to IPS Skanska a.s.
2002 Change of name to Skanska CZ a.s.
2008 Changing the structure from division to holding, Skanska CS a.s. leads the group, the sole owner is Skanska AB headquartered in Sweden.
2010 Changing the structure from holding to division – Skanska a.s., the sole owner is Skanska AB headquartered in Sweden.
2012 Skanska celebrates 125th anniversary
2016 Skanska Construction Romania and Hungary has become part of the business unit Skanksa Czech Republic and Slovakia, thus creating seventh division.