History

Milestones in the company's development

When Dipl. Ing. Hellmuth Swietelsky founded a new construction company in Austria in 1936, he trusted his knowledge and a handful of good employees. Today, SWIETELSKY owns branches and subsidiaries in Austria and its neighbouring countries, has several thousand qualified employees and enjoys the reputation of an innovative, efficient and reliable construction business.

Video on the company's history

You can find a video here of the 75th anniversary of the Swietelsky Group in 2011. For more recent information about the company's history, refer to "Milestones in the company's development".

Milestones in the company's development

1936

Foundation of the Road Construction Company "Ing. Hellmuth SWIETELSKY" in Gmunden. Initial activities include road construction and asphalt paving.

1937

Relocation to Linz.

1938

Initial operation of company's first asphalt mixing plant.

1939

Beginning of railroad construction in the Vienna area, establishment of subsidiary in Vienna.

1945

After the war there is an almost completely new start. The company is growing rapidly and the services offered are extended to most areas of construction in the following 30 years. Furthermore, subsidiaries are founded in all provinces of Austria.

1957

The one-man-business becomes a "Ges.m.b.H. & Co.KG" (limited liability company) and is one of the five largest construction companies in the private sector.

1965

Senator DI. Hellmuth SWIETELSKY is elected "Man of the Year" by the International Road Federation, Washington D.C.

1974

Authorisation for the central laboratory in St. Martin to operate as a "state-authorised material testing laboratory". Project supervision in Mauritania, Cameroon and the former USSR earn the laboratory international recognition.

1976

Awarding of the "National Coat of Arms" (1976).

1989

In the following 10 years, subsidiaries are founded in Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia and Croatia.

2000

Founding of subsidiary in Poland. On March 8th, 2000, SWIETELSKY Bauges.m.b.H. receives the quality management certificate acc. to EN ISO 9001: 2000.

2001 to 2005

Purchase of 100 % shares of further construction companies.

2005

New majority ratio due to change in shares of existing holder structure.

2012

SWIETELSKY is successfully managed by the two owner families Hovaguimian and Brustmann based on a tradition as a family-owned business.

2015

Swietelsky is the third largest construction industry group in Austria with around 9,100 employees and an annual turnover of more than 2 billion euros.