Since 1954, natural growth…
The international WSP Group acquires BG Bonnard & Gardel Holding SA.
Opening of a branch in Bordeaux (France).
Entry into the share capital of Cargo Sous Terrain (CST).
Opening of a branch in Porto (Portugal).
Renewal of ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems) and OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety, future ISO 45001 standard) certificates.
On 31.05.2013, FMNi, Tonello and Beyeler, three of the subsidiaries, merged into BG to simplify the legal structure of the company. The Group is now marketed under the single brand “BG”.
ARP André Rotzetter + Partner AG changes its name to ARP Ingenieure & Berater AG.
Expansion in the German-speaking part of Switzerland with the opening of a new branch in Lucerne for ARP Ingenieure & Berater AG, which is already present in Zug/Baar, Zurich and Schwyz.
Renewal of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications.
Expansion in German-speaking Switzerland with the arrival of the Bernese office Beyeler Ingenieure AG and the ARP group André Rotzetter + Partner AG Ingenieure und Planer in Zug/Baar, Zurich and Schwyz.
Strengthening of the Infrastructure & Transport division with the acquisition of the Neuchâtel-based engineering firm FMN ingénieurs, which specialises in civil engineering and electromechanical engineering.
The new CEO of BG is Laurent Vulliet.
Awarded 3rd prize in the Swiss Venture Club’s competition for the best company in French-speaking Switzerland.
Opening of the shareholding to all employees of the company.
Start of activities in Algeria.
André Gardel succeeds Daniel Bonnard as head of BG.
BG founded under the direction of Daniel Bonnard.
Passionate for more than six decades
BG Consulting Engineers was founded in 1954 by two professors from the Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne (EPFL) to provide state-of-the-art engineering consultancy in a world of reconstruction. The founders, Mr Bonnard and Mr Gardel, were both civil and hydraulic engineers.
The group was built on the basis of these activities, particularly in large hydroelectric works. Then, by addressing and anticipating the needs of society, its clients or its architectural partners’, it progressed in the fields of building, energy and the environment. In addition, by maintaining its links with research and schools, BG has constantly expanded its expertise and its workforce to become an international reference over time.
What about the future?
We look to the future with confidence. The BG Group has been active in increasingly topical issues from a very early stage: global warming, urban development, digitalisation. The Group invests in others and in itself. Its history in the Swiss and French markets, as well as its many large-scale projects around the world, put it at the forefront of responding to these societal challenges. We look forward to contributing to the execution of your projects with our multi-trade know-how, our creativity and our ability to work with a multi-disciplinary approach.