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.

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).

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.