WALO has been active in the heavy civil construction industry since 1917. Family owned and held in 4th generation WALO has grown from a local road building company founded in Switzerland, to a heavy civil infrastructure general contractor with 2,400 employees spread across offices and projects worldwide.
Since 2016, the company has expanded into the U.S. to deliver our highly specialized and self-developed infrastructure rehabilitation solutions to the U.S. market: Ultra-High Performance Concrete Solutions, Dense Asphalt Concrete Linings-Systems, as well as Hydrodemolition and High-Pressure Waterjetting for Concrete Rehabilitation.
In 2017, we have been awarded two Hydrodemolition and UHPC-Overlay paving subcontracts for a total of 370,000 square feet in New York and Iowa. A combination of experience, superior technology, paired with the required know-how and right people to deliver the projects, on time, budget and to exceed our clients’ expectations were deciding factors.
Ensuring good buildings and thus satisfied customers are our primary concerns. This necessitates precise construction in every respect. We can provide precisely this thanks to our quality, expertise, reliability and highly-motivated employees.
The transfer of know-how across generations, a feel for the environment, a sense for technological advancements and entrepreneurial achievements have served to sharpen WALO’s focus when it comes to future developments in the construction industry both in Switzerland and abroad.
Our approximately 2,400 employees and those who worked at the company before them have helped to shape the WALO story – often also originating from the same family across different generations. They think and act in accordance with the following principle: “Build the future instead of waiting for it, keeping both feet on the ground and reaching for the stars”.
Stability and tradition
Nowadays, many may view a company that will soon be managed by the fifth generation of the same family as being an outdated business model. We couldn’t disagree more. Whether as an employer or as a contractor – WALO has endeavoured for generations to be straightforward, consistent and predictable and will continue to do so.
Innovation, courage and a willingness to takes risks
The world’s markets and construction markets are in a permanent state of flux and are sometimes also exposed to crises. In this sector, opportunities and risks are closely linked. In order to prevail in a world of intensive competition and technological change, it is necessary to combine experience and innovation and thus constantly establish advantages in terms of expertise and a competitive edge. In this environment, WALO will always enjoy success, as we tackle these challenges in a direct, dynamic and flexible manner.
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