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Group history

2014

  • BG celebrates its 60th anniversary and renews its corporate identity.
  • The modernisation of the logo reflects what BG has become: a quality-driven firm of consulting engineers where sustainable development really matters.

2013

  • On October 1, 2013 the subsidary ARP Ingenieure & Berater has been fully integrated in BG. By incorporating all subsidiaries (ARP, Tonello, FMNi, Beyeler) BG is able to provide its full range of services in each branch of the Group. 
  • On May 31, 2013 three subsidiaries—FMNi, Tonello, and Beyeler—merged into BG to simplify the legal structure of the company. The Group will now use the single “BG” brand.

2012

  • Reinforcement of the activities in France in the energy sector through the acquisition of ENR Concept, an engineering office based in Marseilles and Montpellier, specialized in the areas of energy control and renewable energy.
  • Name change for the company ARP Andre Rotzetter + Partner AG, which becomes ARP Ingenieure & Berater AG.
  • Development in central Switzerland with the implementation of a new branch in Lucerne for ARP & Berater Ingenieure AG, who is already present in Zug / Baar, Zurich and Schwyz.
  • Renewal of the certifications: ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001

2010

  • Follow-up of the growth in France with the acquisition oft Docalogic an Inflow engineering and design office based in Lyon

2009

  • Renewal of several certifications: ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001
  • Expansion in the German part of Switzerland with Beyeler Ingenieure Ltd in Berne and ARP André Rotzetter + Partner Ltd in Zug/Baar, Zurich and Schwyz joining the company
  • Reinforcing  the positions of the Infrastructures & Transports field of activity through the buying of FMN ingénieurs based in Neuchâtel and specialised in civil engineering and electromechanics

2008

  • Establishment of the multi-disciplinary energy hub

2007

  • Follow-up of the growth in France with the acquisition of canalE based in the Paris area and expert in hydraulics and electricity

2006

  • Expanding competencies with the French Tonello  consulting engineers from Aix-Les-Bains, expert in civil engineering works 

2005

  • Development of the integrated management of natural, technical and man-made risks
  • 3rd Prize in the Swiss Romande Enterprise Competition awarded by the Swiss Venture Club

2004

  • 50th anniversary of the BG group

2002

  • ISO 14001 Certification

2001

  • Creation of the Lyons and London based subsidiaries in the industrial audits and remediation of contaminated sites sectors

2000

  • Entering the 21st century with a new logo and a new image for the Group, based on sustainable development

1997

  • Management of the Group by sector: Infrastructure & Transport / Water &  Environment / Complex Buildings

1996

  • ISO 9001 Certification

1987

  • Creation of BG Holding

1983

  • Establishment in all of the French speaking cantons and Berne

1974

  • Activities in Morocco, Tunisia and Libya

1973

  • Development of environmental activities
  • Beginning of the employee ownership scheme

1969

  • Establishment in France

1967

  • Creation of the limited company
  • Beginning of activities in Algeria

1957

  • Expansion of the company into other sectors: structures / building techniques / tunnels / energy

1954

  • Creation of the company "Bonnard & Gardel Ingénieurs-conseils Lausanne". Main activities: hydraulic works and foundations

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Avenue de Cour 61
Case postale 241
CH-1001 Lausanne
Tel. +41 58 424 11 11