In 2000, VIVENDI (formerly Compagnie Générale des Eaux) reduced its shareholding in SGE to 15%. In May that year, SGE changed its name to VINCI and in October merged with GTM to form the world’s largest company in concessions, construction and related services.
This was the start of a journey which has transformed the company from a predominantly European civil engineering company, with roots going back 100 years or more, into an international company of entrepreneurs pursuing a highly successful and sustainable concessions-contracting business model.
Today, the VINCI brand is based on the culture of working together in the spirit of shared success.
The name VINCI reflects the genius of Leonardo da Vinci – artist, scientist and engineer who symbolises the best in innovation, creativity and technological mastery. This is what we, as a company, aspire to bring to our projects.
The VINCI signature was introduced in 2006 and was used in an award winning advertising campaign. It reflects the belief that success is more than economic performance and technical prowess alone. Real success is the success that aligns itself with all those we do business with, that serves the public interest and that recognises our employees’ efforts and achievements. It is the success we share.
The logo is made up of a word mark element and two connectors which were used in medieval stonemasonry to fasten cathedral stones together. These connectors symbolise the strength and unity of a diverse range of business streams all working together.
A large group like VINCI stands out, of course, because of its financial strength and the exceptional technical quality of its projects, but also because of the way in which it conducts and manages its projects. VINCI is committed to a sustainable development policy grounded in humanist tradition. The Group implements this policy in a spirit of partnership, outreach and dialogue with all its public and private sector partners.
Published in 2012, VINCI's Manifesto summarises VINCI's corporate social and environmental responsibility commitments. It covers all the issues that contribute to the Group's overall performance.
The Group has of course changed a lot since it was founded back in the 19th century, but its two large business lines, concessions and contracting, have been around since the beginning. This movie is an invitation to discover the history of VINCI.
VINCI's Human Bridge campaign illustrated the Group's commitment to serving the public interest and its determination to develop its projects for and with people.
This campaign was carried out to mark the birth of the VINCI brand. It offers an imaginary voyage to the heart of Leonardo Da VINCI's masterpiece and explores the Group's business lines.