World leader in the construction and maintenance of transport infrastructure
Backed by a workforce of 58,000 people, Colas undertakes about 85,000 projects every year via a network of 800 construction units and 2,000 material production and recycling sites in some fifty countries worldwide on five continents.
In 2018, Colas' consolidated revenue totaled 13.2 billion euros, with international markets accounting for 51% of this figure. The Group's share of net profit was 226 million euros.
Roads account for roughly 69% of the Group's total business activity in 2018, including the construction and maintenance of roads, highways, runways, city streets, urban development projects, reserved-lane public transport (tramways and bus lanes), ports, industrial platforms, logistics and retail hubs, recreational facilities, bike paths, and environmental projects.
Colas also provides civil engineering services (small and large structures) and operates in the building sector (construction, rehabilitation, deconstruction) in certain regions.
Construction materials (in particular aggregates and bitumen) account for 16% of the Group’s total business activity in 2018.
Upstream from its construction and maintenance business, the Group operates in the production, distribution, sales and recycling of construction materials (aggregates, emulsions and binders, asphalt mixes, ready-mix concrete, bitumen) including bitumen storage, through its extensive international network of quarries, gravel pits, emulsion plants, asphalt plants, concrete plants, recycling units, bitumen terminals and a bitumen production plant.
The Railway business, performed by Colas Rail and its subsidiaries, accounts for 7% of the Group’s total revenue in 2018.
It includes the design and engineering of large complex projects, the construction, renewal and maintenance of railway networks (HSL high-speed lines, conventional lines, trams, metros), including track laying and maintenance, electrification (catenaries and substations), signaling and security systems, etc., as well as rail freight activity.
Colas is also present in the following activities: