The HABAU GROUP

All services from one single source: We’re an international full-service provider in the fields of structural engineering, civil engineering, prefabricated-, underground-, pipeline-, steel- and steel installation construction as well as timber construction. Our expertise is fuelled by 100 years of experience in the industry combined with our unwaveringly high expectations of our work. We stand for quality. We stand for innovation. We stand for long-term partnerships. We build bridges between the requirements of our clients, the needs of the future and what is technically possible. And we face this challenge with renewed commitment every single day.
ÖBB Group Headquarters Vienna 2014
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1913
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Immerse yourself in the world of the HABAU GROUP and get to know our companies. As a full-service provider in the fields of structural engineering, civil engineering, prefabricated-, pipeline-, underground-, steel- and plant construction, we offer you the best quality worldwide – all under one roof. Our image brochure gives you insights into the roots of our company, our values and visions as well as all facets of our services.

HABAU GROUP in Black and White

19 13

Company formation

Our story begins with Vinzenz Halatschek. In 1913, the building contractor registered a construction and masonry business in Vyšší Brod (German: Hohenfurth), in the present-day Czech Republic, thus laying the foundation for a business that would one day grow to become the HABAU GROUP.
Portrait of the company founder Vinzenz Halatschek
19 29

New head office

16 years after our company was founded, it made the move from Wolfern to Perg. And since that fateful day, HABAU Hoch- und Tiefbaugesellschaft mbH has called the town in Upper Austria home.
19 50

Generational changes

Erich Halatschek, the son of our founder Vinzenz, takes the reins and establishes the structural engineering and prefabricated construction divisions.
19 55

Shifting business focus

Ing. E. Halatschek & Co. OHG is founded by Erich Halatschek and brother-in-law Georg Heindl. The new core business areas include equipment rental, mechanical excavation and civil engineering.
Historical photo of the first HABAU construction machines in the 1950s
19 88

Sustainable fusion

The independent companies Ing. E. Halatschek & Co. OHG, HABAU Baugesellschaft mbH, and Hoch- und Tiefbau Ing. E. Halatschek Baugesellschaft mbH & Co KG are merged to create HABAU Hoch- und Tiefbaugesellschaft mbH. Our family business prepares to hand over the reins to the next generation. What follows is the establishment of the two family-run holding companies Halatschek and Heindl Holding, and Georgine Heindl and Peter Halatschek are named as managing directors of these holdings.
External shot of the Ing. E. Halatschek office building
19 89

Making the move abroad

75 years after its founding, our company establishes its first offices in Germany, setting up HABAU Hoch- und Tiefbau GmbH in the town of Heringen.
HABAU site in Heringen
19 92

Getting established in Germany

The site in Thuringia soon expands considerably due to the acquisition of the locally based business UNIVERSALBETON Heringen GmbH & Co KG (UBH) with its two large prefabricated parts plants in Heringen and Rudolstadt.
20 01

Asphalt expertise and regional construction operations

With the purchase of HELD & FRANCKE, our range of construction products expands as we add asphalt expertise and achieve a greater regional presence in the majority of Austria’s states.
20 02

Everything from one single source

Following the acquisition of PPS Pipeline Systems GmbH in Quakenbrück (Germany), we move to position ourselves as a full-service provider in the field of pipeline construction.
PPS company building in Quakenbrück
20 07

Branching out in Germany

The acquisition of HANS HOLZNER Baugesellschaft mbH in Rosenheim allows us to reinforce our foothold in Germany.
20 08

New additions to the Austrian family

2008 is a successful year in terms of acquisitions: The companies ÖSTU-STETTIN, the structural engineering and tunnel construction specialists, KARL SEIDL Bau GmbH, with its headquarters in Brunn am Gebirge, as well as logistics experts FTL Fuchs Transport Logistik GmbH now all form part of the HABAU GROUP.
The ÖSTU-STETTIN site in Leoben
20 12

More pipeline expertise from Germany

In Germany, PPS Pipeline Systems GmbH acquires Europe's leading pipeline services company RAS Rohrleitungs- und Anlagen Service GmbH in Meppen.
20 13

Taking tomorrow by storm, together

For us, people are integral to success. The successful takeover of around 800 Ex-Alpine employees is one such accomplishment.
20 15

Restoration expertise from Vienna

In bringing LEN-BAU Gesellschaft mbH from Vienna on board, we expand our services to include the renovation of old buildings.
20 16

Steel construction from Linz

Our acquisition of the plant engineering experts MCE GmbH from Linz, sees us broadening our portfolio yet again to cover complex steel structures in the field of bridge construction, aerospace technology and the automotive industry.