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SWECOSWECO ’s engineers, architects and environmental experts are working together to develop total solutions that contribute to the creation of a sustainable society. We call it sustainable engineering and design. We make it possible for our clients to carry out their projects not only with high quality and good economy but also with the best possible conditions for sustainable development. Sweco delivers qualified consulting services with a high knowledge content throughout the client’s project chain, from feasibility studies, analyses and strategic planning to engineering, design and project management. Sweco is among the largest players in Europe and a leader in several market segments in the Nordic region and Central and Eastern Europe. Sweco carries out about 37,000 projects for around 15,000 clients annually. Sweco has a local presence in 12 countries and conducts project exports to some 80 countries worldwide. Sweco is listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm.

More than 120 years at the cutting edge of technology

SWECO has a long and inspiring history. Already in 1889 the basis for what is now SWECO was founded. Below are some important historical events listed. SWECO ‘s engineers have carried out many important and prestigious assignments. Since 1903, SWECO has carried out projects in over 100 countries. Read more about our historic assignments in the presentation to the right.

Historical events

1889 Hugo Theorell starts Theorells Ingenjörsbyrå
1897 J. Gust. Richert establishes VBB
1903 First international assignment in St. Petersburg
1910 Central heating system at Royal Palace in Stockholm
1930 VIAK, Olsson & Jonsson founded
1951 Erling Reinius, VBB, invents the modern-day reinforcement bar
1953 Planning and design of power plant at Aswan Dam, Egypt
1956 Planning and design of Wennergren Center
1958 FFNS Arkitekter founded
1962 VBB saves temple of Abu Simbel in Egypt
1965 Water distribution system in Kuwait City
1987 Stock market listing of FFNS Arkitekter
1988 VBB acquires BECO. VBB group is formed
1997 FFNS acquires VBB group and Sweco is formed
2000 Öresund Bridge opened, planned and designed by VBB
2003 Sweco acquires Statkraft Grøner and PIC
2004- 2011 Acquisitions in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania, Russia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Poland

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