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History

On January 1st, 2014, the Company reorganized its corporate structure to create a parent company named WSP Global Inc. and adopted a common brand, WSP, thus creating a united company with one strategy and one vision.

 

2014

On January 1st, 2014, the Company reorganized its corporate structure to create a parent company named WSP Global Inc. and adopted a common brand, WSP, thus creating a united company with one strategy and one vision.

2013

The combined entity was ranked 16th in the Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top 225 International Design Firms and 17th in the Top 150 Global Design Firms list.

2012

On August 1st, 2012, WSP and GENIVAR merge, creating a world-class professional services firm with approximately 15,000 employees, working in over 300 offices on every continent. The merger brought together two successful and ambitious companies with complementary strategies, positioning for diversified global growth and delivering to a wide range of sectors with worldwide skills but minimal geographic or client overlap.

WSP GENIVAR

2008: WSP produces record financial results, with a total headcount of over 10,000 staff at the end of the year.

2012: GENIVAR included in the TSX /S&P Composite Index

2007: Further acquisitions in Australia, Germany, US and Middle East reinforce WSP’s profile as a global consultant. Staff reaches 8,000 and turnover of £450m.

2012: Strengthen presence in Colombia through the acquisition of Consultores Regionales Asociados CRA S.A.S. ("CRA").

2005/6: WSP gains a meaningful presence in the Middle East with two acquisitions in the region.

2011: The GENIVAR Income Fund is converted to a public company, GENIVAR Inc., still listed on the TSX with the symbol GNV. The Company is now established in all ten Canadian provinces.

2003: Scandinavian presence increased with acquisition of three Finnish companies.  WSP now has a global presence across four continents, is in the top twenty consultancies worldwide and is one of the world’s leading engineers of high-rise buildings.

2011: Staff reaches 5,000 and net revenues exceed CAD $ 500 M for the first time.

2001: The acquisition of Jacobson & Widmark (J&W) in Sweden and two smaller Finnish consultancies makes WSP Group one of Europe’s largest consultants, with 4,600 staff.  Turnover reaches £250m.

2007: Employee numbers rise above 2,000.

2000: Entry into US market through the acquisitions of Flack + Kurtz and the Cantor Seinuk Group.  Further expansion into Asia.

2006-2012: With the addition of over 60 firms GENIVAR becomes one of the largest professional services firms in Canada, with offices in all regions.

1996-1999: Further acquisitions in the UK and South Africa. By the end of the decade WSP is a leading UK consultancy with 2000 staff and £100m turnover.

2006: GENIVAR is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange as an income fund.

1995: Overseas expansion begins with the formation of WSP Asia.  WSP Environmental is launched.

2004: International expansion begins with the opening of a Caribbean office.

1990-1995: UK-based acquisitions add structural and civil engineering capability to WSP’s skills portfolio.

1993-2006: Acquiring some 30 firms GENIVAR becomes a multi-disciplinary firm with operations across Quebec and enters the Ontario market. 

1987: WSP floats on the London Stock Exchange with 80 staff and £3.2m turnover

1993: Geographic expansion begins with the acquisition of three firms in Montreal. The name is changed to GENIVAR.

1969: The original company WSP (William Sale Partnership) is established as a building services consultancy in Surrey, UK.

1990-1992: Groupe-Conseil Solivar acquires two firms active in the municipal infrastructure, transportation and environment markets, establishing its multi-disciplinary full-service approach.

 

1987: The firms merge to become Groupe-Conseil Solivar Inc.

 

1959: Engineering Services firms, G.B.G.M. Ltd and Les Consultants Dupuis, Côté Inc., begin operating in Quebec City.