In 1887, Rudolf Fredrik Berg, a Swedish chemist fascinated by reinforced concrete and new technologies, founded Aktiebolaget Skånska Cementgjuteriet, a concrete products plant in southern Sweden. Over time, the company evolved into a multinational corporation that provides comprehensive construction services. Since 1984, it has been known as Skanska.
The Skanska Group has 30,000 employees worldwide and operates in selected markets in Europe and the United States.
The group is headed by Skanska AB, headquartered in Stockholm, whose shares are listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange (NASDAQ Stockholm).
1887 Establishment of AB Skanska Cementgjuteriet
1897 First foreign contract (United Kingdom)
1987 Establishment of Skanska office company in Hungary
1902 First overseas branch
1927 First asphalt road construction in Sweden
1965 AB Skanska Cementgjuteriet's listing on the Stockholm Stock Exchange
1984 Change of name from AB Skanska Cementgjuteriet to Skanska
1993 Establishment of Skanska office company in Poland
1997 Establishment of Skanska office company in the Czech Republic
2000 Acquisition of Exbud Group; Poland becomes Skanska's home market
2011 Establishment of Skanska office company in Romania
2011 Launch of operations under the name Skanska Residential Development Poland. The company develops residential properties in Warsaw market.
2012 Skanska's 125th anniversary
2019 Merger of Skanska's construction units in Poland, Czech Republic, SLovakia, Hungary and Romania to form Skanska Central Europe
2021 Housing company, Skanska RDPL, starts operations in the Krakow market
2022 Skanska's 135th anniversary