Key dates



1963

Patent filed for
Reinforced Earth®.

1964-65

First structure built in Pragnière (France).

1968

Company "Terre Armée" founded.

First major structures built on the A53 (France).
                   

1969

First load-bearing abutment completed in Strasbourg (France).


                   
     
1970
Patent filed for the
TerraClass® precast concrete cruciform facings.
First overseas subsidiary founded: Reinforced Earth in Canada. First activities in Quebec with successfully and repeatedly proven projects for Ministry of Transportation Quebec (MTQ) on various highways across the province.

1971

"The Reinforced Earth Company" founded in the USA
.

1972

"Tierra Armada" founded in Spain
.

1976

The company broke the 100,000 m² barrier in terms of Reinforced Earth® walls built around the world.

1977

First inclined storage structure (USA).

1978

Formal approvals from various Ministries of Transportation in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.

1979

Recommendations and best practices published in France for Reinforced Earth® structures (SETRA).

1988

Welded wire mesh facings launched (
TerraTrel®).

1989

TechSpan® arches launched (in Spain and then Canada).

1992

The company broke the 10 million m² barrier in terms of Reinforced Earth® walls built around the world.

1998

Terre Armée incorporated into the Freyssinet Group, thereby expanding its product range with Freyssisol®, a process based on geosynthetic reinforcements.

2005

GeoMega® system launched.

2006

"Reinforced Earth India" founded
.

2008

"Slaton Brothers" acquired in the USA
.

2009

Soletanche Freyssinet created as a parent company for Soletanche Bachy, Menard, Terre Armée, Freyssinet and Nuvia.

2013

Terre Armée celebrated the 50th birthday of the Reinforced Earth® patent.

2014

The company broke the 50 million m² barrier in terms of Reinforced Earth® structures built around the world.