History

1913

By registering a construction firm and a building contractor business in Hohenfort, which today belongs to the Czech Republic, Vinzenz Halatschek creates the basis for the later rise of HABAU.

1929

Foundation of the construction company with its headquarters in Perg.

1950

Vinzenz Halatschek´s son Erich takes over the business and continuously focuses on setting up the areas building construction and construction of prefabricated units.

1955

Together with the engineer Dir. Ing. Georg Heindl, master builder Ing. Erich Halatschek founds the Ing. Erich Halatschek & Co. OHG (general partnership). New main fields of activity are construction equipment rental, earth moving with machinery and underground engineering.

1988

The construction company and the OHG are merged and become the HABAU Hoch- und Tiefbaugesellschaft m.b.H. The business areas are combined.

1989

The first foreign subsidiary company is founded in Heringen, Germany: the HABAU Hoch- und Tiefbau GmbH. 

1992

The group adds further business areas to its portfolio by acquiring the concrete manufacturer Universalbeton Heringen GmbH & Co KG in Germany and the HABAU Ipari gravel pit in Hungary.

1998

Foundation of the HABAU Polska Sp.zo.o. with headquarters in Warsaw.

Further activities become part of the company´s portfolio: Horizontal Directional Drilling, Vertical Directional Drilling and structural engineering.

2001

The HABAU group acquires the Austrian building company HELD & FRANCKE Baugesellschaft m.b.H. & Co KG. At the same time, the HABAU Hungària is founded.

2002

The group adds pipeline construction to its portfolio by acquiring the German-based PPS Pipeline Systems GmbH. HABAU enters the Russian market by founding the HASTROY GmbH.

2004

The foundation of the HABAU d.o.o. in Croatia constitutes a further step in the conquest of new international markets.

2005

The HABAU group manages to consolidate its position as a competent partner on the international market by founding the HABAU Slovakia spol.sr.o.

2007

Acquisition of the German company Hans Holzner Baugesellschaft mbH based in Rosenheim.

The HABAU group enters the Romanian market by founding the S.C. HABAU Constructii.

2008

Acquisition of the Leoben-based tunnel construction specialist ÖSTU-STETTIN.

The group also acquires the Fuchs Transport-Logistik GmbH in Münzbach and the Karl Seidl Bau GmbH in Brunn am Gebirge.

2009

Foundation of a Held & Francke subsidiary in Budweis, Czech Republic.

 
HABAU headquarters in Perg

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