The history of Skanska dates back to 1887 when Aktiebolaget Skånska Cementgjuteriet was established that manufactured concrete elements.
Beginning of Skanska
Soon, our business profile changed to construction and after 10 years we received a first foreign order. Soon, early in the 20th century, we played an important role in the construction of Swedish infrastructure: roads, production facilities, offices and residential projects.
Ion id-1950s Skånska Cementgjuteriet started operating in foreign markets: South America, Africa and Asia. Since 1971 we have been present in the USA. Now this is our largest market and Skanska is a leading US construction company. Africa and Asia are no longer our home markets.
Since 1965 Skanska has been listed at the stock exchange in Stockholm. In 1984 “Skanska” became the official name of our company.
In the 1990s Skanska started its expansion. Within a few years we doubled our revenues. That was due to both organic growth and a number of successful acquisitions with which Skanska became a global company.
Recently, we have shifted stress from revenues to profit. Now our business is focused on construction and residential, office and infrastructural investments in selected home markets in Europe and America.
Skanska in Poland
Skanska’s presence in Poland dates back to the 1970s. It was at that time that we built the first modern hotels in our country: Forum and Victoria in Warsaw and a dry dock for the shipyard in Gdynia.
In 2000, after the take-over of the Exbud Group, Poland became a home market for Skanska. If we take into account the companies that made up the Exbud Group, we may say that Skanska in Poland is as many as 70 years of tradition and experience!