Bouygues Energies & Services in a few key dates

As of 2013, the historic ETDE brand has been replaced by a single brand, Bouygues Energies & Services, to highlight the company’s positioning as a full-line energy and services operator, following a period of strong growth over the past ten years.

1929 : Creation of ETDE

ETDE (Entreprise de Transport et de Distribution d’Electricité) founded, with exterior grids as its core business.

1984 : ETDE becomes part of Bouygues Group

1999 : ETDE becomes a 100%-subsidiary of Bouygues Construction

2001 : Gaëtan Desruelles appointed Chairman and CEO of ETDE

ETDE earns €425M and employs 4,200 men and women. From 2001 on, ETDE embarks on a growth and diversification policy.


2002 : All of Bouygues Construction's Facility Management operations are incorporated into ETDE

2002 - 2008 : ETDE carries out nearly 62 external growth operations

Its two key objectives :

  • To establish a strong geographic footprint in France and Europe (Switzerland, United Kingdom, Hungary, etc) ;
  • To build up new technical skills that can be used to provide more comprehensive offers to customer (automation mechanisms, climate engineering, industrial maintenance, etc).

During this time, turnover was increased by a factor of four and the number of employees tripled.              

2009 : In November, Jean-Philippe Trin was appointed Chairman and CEO of ETDE

2010 : A new business plan is launched

Repositioning ETDE as the ‘Energy and services Division of Bouygues Construction’.

February 1st 2013 : ETDE and its subsidiaries become Bouygues Energies & Services

The company is adopting a single brand to express its positioning as a full-line energy and services operator, and offer its customers easier and more comprehensive access to the full range of its expertise in design, installation, maintenance and operation.


The new corporate signature will be “Our energies for a Better Life”.

July 2014 : Acquisition of Plan Group

Bouygues Energies & Services has acquired a majority shareholding in Plan Group, a Canadian technical services provider (mechanical and electrical contracting, maintenance and technical services, building automation systems and network infrastructure).

This acquisition is part of Bouygues Construction's international strategy and illustrates the Group's ambition to continue its development in Canada on all aspects of the construction value chain.