The skilled craftsmanship of the masons of Eastern Slovakia was known all over Europe even back in the 19th century.
The Vocational Secondary School of Construction, Architecture and Land Surveying, based in Košice, was founded in 1879, during the times of Austria- Hungary, and the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Technical University of Košice educates students in several specialised areas. Eastern Slovakia construction and design enterprises obviously do business not only in the region but workover all of Central and Eastern Europe. Complex engineering constructions, water works, motorways and high-speed roads, bridges, concrete constructions, sewerage, industrial parks, manufacturing halls and residential and commercial sites – all of these are found in the portfolio of segment leaders that have their registered seat in Eastern Slovakia.
Selection of Largest Companies Within the Sector
|Company||Location||Key product||Revenue in thousands||Investor|
|EUROVIA SK, a.s||Košice||Construction and reconstruction of motorways, roads and bridges, water management structures||167 949||International - France|
|Inžinierske stavby, a. s.||Košice||Construction and reconstruction of roads and bridges, land and industrial buildings||63 465||International - France|
|DÚHA, a.s.||Prešov||Construction of buildings, earthworks, tunneling and integrated rail transport||50 104||Slovakia - Italy|
|Carmeuse Slovakia, s.r.o||Slavec||Production of lime and limestone||55 411||Belgium|
|Chemkostav, a.s||Michalovce||Construction and reconstruction of civil and industrial buildings, rental of transport mechanisms||59 749||Slovakia|
|URANPRES, spol. s r.o.||Prešov||Provider of bansko-building, construction, geological and drilling works||33 594||Cyprus|
|ARPROG, a.s. Poprad||Poprad||Implementation of transport, engineering, industrial, residential and civil buildings||13 921||Slovakia|
|Železničné stavby, a.s. Košice||Košice||Construction and reconstruction of railways||12 572||Slovakia|
|ELTRA, s.r.o.||Košice||Construction in the field of heavy-current electrical engineering||6 163||Slovakia - Czech|
|EKO SVIP, s.r.o.||Sabinov||Implementation of ecological engineering, water and civil construction||5 016||Slovakia|
EUROVIA SK, a.s. from Košice
Among the large construction companies in Eastern Slovakia are two companies with strong foreign ownership participation and production references in the field of construction of surface buildings, roads, high-speed roads and motorways.
Eurovia SK belongs to the international group Eurovia, which is a part of the worldwide concern VINCI with activities especially in Europe and North America.
Inžinierske stavby has worked on the market for roads and surface constructions for more than 60 years, and today is a member of the French supranational company COLAS, which employs 57,000 people in 50 different countries around the world.