Our history

Skanska has been present in Poland since the early 1970s. At that time we built the first modern hotels in our country: the Forum and the Victoria in Warsaw, and a dry dock at a shipyard in Gdynia. Skanska's global history, however, began back in the 19th century.

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