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120 years of innovation

SPIE has never stopped redefining itself to grow and become the independent
European leader in multi-technical services in the fields of energy and communications.
Discover some of the projects showing this technical and human adventure.


In 1900, baron-General Édouard Empain founded SPIE to build the electrical infrastructure for the Paris Metro.

Since 2018, the SPIE group supports the deployment of the Ionity pan-European network.  Within 2 years, our teams are installing around a hundred of high power charging stations for electric vehicles in 6 countries: Germany, Belgium, France, Poland, Hungary and the Netherlands.

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In 1928, Matthew Hall, who joined the SPIE group in 2007, entered the HVAC (Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) business and won its first contract at the Carreras Building Hotel in London.

In 2018, SPIE introduced at Siemens Real Estate SmartFM 360°, its digital reporting solution. The platform offers an overview of the performance of the facility management services delivered by SPIE at the customers’ properties and utilities.  

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In 1952, as the nuclear programme begins in France, SPIE forms part of the first consortium of companies to carry out a reactor project at the Marcoule site.

In 2018, SPIE carried out the Installation of electrical and mechanical scope of 20 transition pieces for the Ørsted Hornsea Project One Offshore Wind Farm works. Located in the North Sea off the east coast of the United Kingdom, it is the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

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In 2001, SPIE acquired Matra Nortel Communications Distribution, paving the way for the Group development in new information and communication technologies (NTIC).

In 2019, SPIE is harmonizing the cantonal network of Appenzell Ausserrhoden. The four networks that have been in place so far have been merged to form the "AR-NET2" network. The new cantonal network offers larger broadband capacities, higher availability and data security.

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