Industry structure - civil engineering market contracts

A few Swedish companies dominate the civil engineering industry, but the market is increasingly characterised by international competition.

Svevia, Peab, NCC, Infranord, Infrakraft/Entry, Implenia and Skanska dominate the civil engineering sector when it comes to road investments, investments in embankments, operation, tunnel and resurfacing. Historically, these companies have sought greater control over the entire production chain in order to increase profitability. This means strategically that the companies collaborate with suppliers and invest in their own production of important raw materials. Several of the companies own asphalt plants, concrete batching plants and rock quarries.

All in all, this increases the efficiency of the production chain while limiting competition. At the same time, a consolidation trend is underway where small and medium-sized companies are acquired and included in larger industrial groupings.

In the Swedish Transport Administration's procurements in 2023, Svevia and Peab were the bidders that submitted the most tenders among the construction companies. Then came NCC, GRK and Infrakraft/Entry.

Interest from foreign suppliers

Foreign suppliers have shown interest in the Swedish construction market in recent years, due to the large infrastructure investments planned in Sweden.

There is to some extent a lack of competence and resources in Sweden when it comes to large and complex infrastructure projects, which means that there is a need to market future projects internationally.

The Swedish Transport Administration's procurement of the road and rail modes of transport

You can read more about the Swedish Transport Administration's procurement of the road and rail modes of transport via the links below. The focus is on highlighting deviations and submarkets where competition is less effective.