The early years of the company occurred in 1909-1910, on the eve of the Great War...
Edgard Frankignoul establishes the Cie Internationale des Pieux Armés Frankignoul, after the patent of the first Franki pile in 1909.
2.458 piles under the Residence Palace in Brussels.
Franki has 34 subsidiaries or license holders in the world.
Record timing for digging the first tunnel under the Schelde.
Atomium was built on Alpha piles by Socofonda, who will play a major role in Franki Foundations history.
Development of new techniques: Atlas piles, turning grab for bored piles...
First diaphragm wall in Belgium: Berlaymont and Louise tunnel.
Large infrastructure projects: Brussels metro, port of Zeebrugges, Ronquières channel...
Franki operates in 44 countries around the world on emblematic buildings including Johannesburg and Rio de Janeiro cities or Sydney opera house.
Take-over by Van Roey and realization of foundations for the Council of the EU in Brussels.
End of the global story.
Investors, among which the owners of Socofonda, continue foundations activities as Franki Geotechnics B (BE) and Franki Grondtechnieken (NL).
Foundations of the Dexia tower.
Ambitious project Noord-Zuid junction for Amsterdam metro.
Franki Foundations Group has subsidiaries in France, the Netherlands and United Kingdom; and is active in Congo and Russia.
BESIX takes over Franki Foundations.
Execution of 1.100 bored piles for the North Manama Causeway bridge in Bahrein and start of further activities in the Middle East.
UP-site project (Brussels), important milestone of Franki Foundations as general contractor.
Further diversification through creations of BE Wind and BE Inject.
Franki Foundations opens new offices in Rotterdam, London and Paris ; and has licensees in Luxemburg, Qatar and UAE.
Atlas Fondations and Franki Foundations secure major work on Le Grand Paris, with important investment in cutter equipment.
Franki Foundations finalizes acquisition of Martello Piling in the UK.