Terre Armée has forged an unrivalled level of expertise and experience in reinforced backfill applications and soil-structure interaction. Our technical solutions are defined by three functions corresponding to the purpose of the structure to be designed: RETAIN, CROSS, PROTECT.

Over the last 50 years, Terre Armée has been setting the gold standard in reinforced earth structures and has played an active role in over 50,000 projects around the world.

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OUR VALUES

Safety

Safety

Ensuring safety on our sites is our top priority towards our employees worldwide. We are fully committed to realizing our goal of a zero-accident rate; our regulations, our rigid rules and our in-house tools guarantee that we will achieve this ambition.

Autonomy and Tranversality

Autonomy and Tranversality

Anticipating the opportunities of our evolving markets, we pursue our international development combining our global competence with our local networks to further enhance our range of services. We empower our local managers to be responsive to the needs of their clients, while supporting them with the strengths and resources of a global Group.

Technical and Operational Excellence

Technical and Operational Excellence

Innovation has been intricately woven into the fabric of Terre Armée since its inception. Since its invention by Henri Vidal in 1963, the Reinforced Earth® technology has been enhanced by numerous technological breakthroughs. We at Terre Armée continue to keep our founder’s pioneering legacy alive by adopting an active research and development policy and investing considerable resources.

Client centredness

Client centredness

No two projects will ever be alike. Each contract and each client have their own list of specifications, meaning that the project will be unique. We pride ourselves on providing construction solutions that are specific to your project and adapted to your needs. We will partner with you to solve your project’s challenges while providing an excellent client experience.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

The advantages of the Reinforced Earth® products lie in the cost and the time of realization. The construction manuals established by Terre Armée are very well done. The relationships with the Terre Armée team are very good and the dialogue is easy both with the sales team and the technical team; we can just pick up the phone and easily join the right person. We are very satisfied and so is our client, which really is our highest reward.
Frantz Assier de Pompignan, Manager, Groupe CDC
The highlights of our collaboration with Terre Armée India were their quick decision-making ability, the presence of a competent technical team ensuring proper project management, and the frequent site visits of the design team. They are serious about their work and have regards towards their client.
Rajendra Kumar Sharma, Superintending Engineer, National Highway Circle, Public Works Department
We are very satisfied with the work Reinforced Earth Company Ltd. – Canada has provided. They add value through their many years of experience and were able to provide comments, recommendations, supporting documents, and general correspondence to assist us with technical discussions with the owner and their representatives. RECo employees are very knowledgeable and quick thinkers. They are very professional on and off site and go above and beyond their contractual obligations to keep the project moving forward.
Taj Gould, MSE Walls Manager, Graham Construction

OUR HISTORY

  • Patent filed for Reinforced Earth®.

  • First structure built in Pragnière (France).

  • Company “Terre Armée” founded. First major structures built on the A53 (France).

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

  • Patent filed for the TerraClass® precast concrete cruciform facings. First overseas subsidiary founded: Reinforced Earth in Canada.

  • “The Reinforced Earth Company” founded in the USA.

  • “Tierra Armada” founded in Spain.

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

  • First inclined storage structure (USA).

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

  • Welded wire mesh facings launched (TerraTrel®).

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

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

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

  • GeoMega® system launched.

  • “Reinforced Earth India” founded.

  • “Slaton Brothers” acquired in the USA.

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

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

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

The year 2018 was marked by a record order book and the signing of biggest project in Terre Armée Group history — the Transforming I-66 Outside the Beltway Project in the United States. Read our Activity Report to discover our projects and achievements, and learn more about our future plans in the interview with our CEO, Vincent Oudin.

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