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History

Geschichte

The history of Alpiq InTec is closely linked with that of Atel, and as such reaches back into the century before last. Alpiq InTec has thus grown historically – and is well equipped for the future with its innovative services.

The history of Atel begins in 1894 with a regional power station in Olten-Aarburg. Atel put the legendary transmission line over the Gotthard Pass into operation in 1933, and following a merger three years later the company received its name: Aare-Tessin Ltd. for Electricity – Atel for short.

Over the years, Atel went on to expand not only its energy business but also its installation engineering business, one of the areas in which Alpiq InTec continues to be active today.

History of Alpiq InTec

2017

  • As of April and May 2017, respectively, the companies Alpiq Prozessautomation Ltd. and Alpiq E-Mobility Ltd. and the GridSense team were divested from the Alpiq InTec Group. They are now part of other units of Alpiq Holding Ltd. The organisational adjustments will help to streamline the structure of the Alpiq InTec Group.

  • In January 2017, the four building technology companies of the Alpiq InTec Group (Alpiq InTec Ost Ltd., Alpiq InTec West Ltd., Alpiq InTec Romandie Ltd. and Alpiq InTec Ticino Ltd.) will be merged to form a single unified company under the name Alpiq InTec Switzerland Ltd.

  • Alpiq EcoServices Ltd. will become part of the Amstein + Walthert Group in January 2017 as well. As a result, neutrality will be ensured in the best possible manner for all business activities. Further, Alpiq InTec and Amstein + Walthert have decided on a strategic collaborative partnership.

2016

  • Mauerhofer & Zuber SA, which operates mainly in Western Switzerland and which has been part of the Alpiq InTec Group since 2000, is integrated into the Alpiq subsidiary Kummler+Matter Ltd on 1 January 2016.

  • At the start of 2016, Alpiq InTec Milano and Alpiq InTec Verona also merge; the combined company will trade under the name Alpiq InTec Italia S.p.A.

2015

  • The Alpiq InTec Group acquires IReL AG and the Helion Solar Group. The Austrian company Caliqua Anlagentechnik GmbH also becomes part of Alpiq InTec, and Balfour Beatty Rail S.p.A., headquartered in Milan, is integrated and renamed Alpiq EnerTrans S.p.A.

  • With GridSense, Alpiq InTec wins the Watt d’Or award of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE).


2014

  • For the first time, the Alpiq InTec Group has more than 4500 employees.

  • With GridSense, Alpiq InTec launches the intelligent technology for the steering of energy consumption.

  • The Alpiq InTec Group acquires Schwarz + Partner AG and Liechti AG.


2013

  • Turnover rises above CHF 1000 million for the first time in 2013.


2013

  • More companies join the Alpiq InTec fold, such as aurax electro, Albin Baeriswyl SA, Robert Schellenberg AG and Meister + Brülisauer Haustechnik AG.

  • Turnover rises above CHF 900 million for the first time in 2011.

  • Alpiq’s activities in the construction of high-voltage grids and switchgear systems are consolidated to form Alpiq EnerTrans AG, which is in turn integrated into the Alpiq InTec Group.


2012

  • Alpiq E-Mobility AG is created as a subsidiary of Alpiq InTec. The new company is active in the area of e-mobility.

  • The Alpiq InTec Group is taking over INFRA Haustechnik-Service AG, Hirt Haustechnik AG and Wüst Haustechnik AG.


2010 to 2011

  • More companies join the Alpiq InTec fold, such as aurax electro, Albin Baeriswyl SA, Robert Schellenberg AG and Meister + Brülisauer Haustechnik AG.

  • Turnover rises above CHF 900 million for the first time in 2011.

  • Alpiq’s activities in the construction of high-voltage grids and switchgear systems are consolidated to form Alpiq EnerTrans AG, which is in turn integrated into the Alpiq InTec Group.


2009

  • Atel Installationstechnik AG is renamed Alpiq InTec following the merger between Atel and EOS to form Alpiq.


2005 to 2008

  • Developments at Atel Installationstechnik AG are again shaped by strong growth, primarily through takeovers. The portfolio is expanded by means of new acquisitions, for example of Indumo AG (now Alpiq Prozessautomation AG), Luwa Schweiz AG, the Novintec Group and Unifroid SA.

  • The number of employees rises to above 3500 and annual turnover to around CHF 800 million.

  • In 2008, Atel Eco Services AG, now Alpiq EcoServices AG, is founded as a subsidiary company active in the field of energy efficiency consulting.


2003 to 2004

  • The expansion phase is followed by consolidation. The annual turnover amounts to almost CHF 400 million each year.


2000 to 2002

  • Atel Installationstechnik AG grows and acquires numerous companies such as Mauerhofer & Zuber SA, Ascom Installationen AG and BWB Gebäudetechnik AG.


1999

  • The previously independent Atel companies active in the field of installation engineering are amalgamated to create Atel Installationstechnik AG.

  • Turnover amounts to almost CHF 200 million per year, and around 2000 people are employed by the group.