|Type||Aktiengesellschaft (FWB: GBFG)|
|Key people||Herbert Bodner|
|Industry||Construction, Civil engineering|
|Revenue||€9,757.1 million (2008)|
|Operating income||€298.1 million (2008)|
|Net income||€200.4 million (2008)|
Bilfinger Berger dates back to 1880 when August Bernatz founded an engineering business which became known, from 1886 as Bernatz & Grün and, from 1892, as Grün & Bilfinger.
In 1970 Grün & Bilfinger acquired a majority stake in Julius Berger-Bauboag AG, itself a merger of two companies, Julius Berger Tiefbau AG and Berlinische Boden-Gesellschaft AG, both founded in 1890. The combined business took the name Bilfinger & Berger Bauaktiengesellschaft.
In 2001 the business changed its name to Bilfinger Berger AG.
The global presence of the Bilfinger Berger Group spans five continents with operations in Europe, United States, South East Asia, Africa and Australia.
Bilfinger Berger Australia (BBA) was established in 2004 as the holding company of BBAG’s investments in Australia. The BBA consists of three operating companies:
Major projects have included the Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen completed in 1919, the Busch Memorial Stadium completed in 1966, the Munich Olympic Stadium completed in 1972, the Sydney Opera House completed in 1973, the Dresdner Bank Tower completed in 1978, the Oymapinar Dam in Turkey completed 1984, the Mỹ Thuận Bridge in Vietnam completed in 2000, the Puente Centenario over the Panama Canal, completed in 2004,, the Svinesund Bridge between Sweden and Norway completed in 2005 and the Golden Ears Bridge near Vancouver in Canada completed in June 2009.
Bilfinger Berger is currently involved in the construction of Edinburgh's tram project, which is two years behind schedule. It has been reported that relations between the Transport Initiative Edinburgh (TIE) and Bilfinger Berger have soured, and that the contract between the two is close to being ended. Bilfinger Berger is contractually prevented from commenting on the case.
In 2010, the company came under strong pressure in Germany, where large amounts of steel reinforcements intended for newly constructed subway tunnels in Cologne have not been placed correctly, but were misappropriated and sold instead.