Reinforced Earth Company (RECo)
Reinforced Earth Company (RECo) is a civil engineering structural design company and supplier of materials for retaining walls, arches and related structures. We are the inventor of modern reinforced soil retaining walls.

Since the original invention in 1963 of the method of using composite earth as a supporting structure, Reinforced Earth® have been at the forefront in providing global solutions to the construction industry. Innovation is at the heart of our philosophy, having numerous patent families, Trademark and Design rights that form our Intellectual Property portfolio.

As market leaders and pioneers in the field, today we have installed over 100,000 structures, covering over 60 million m2 of surface area across a diverse range of markets. Currently employing globally around 800 FTE across 40 country locations, with sales at €250m in 2020. We continually adapt to meet the rigorous demands to provide value engineered, quality products, safe and sustainable solutions.

Our Aims
We believe our first responsibility is to the clients, contractors, designers and all others who use our products and services. In meeting their needs everything we do must be of high quality. We constantly strive to provide a cost effective solution and one that for the full economic costing cannot be improved upon. We believe in providing an environmentally sound solution within the physical boundaries of what is possible.  We strive to innovate through Research & Development, leading our pioneering efforts as world firsts in what we do.

Customers’ orders are serviced promptly and accurately and delivered to timescales that are agreed. Our suppliers and distributors must have an opportunity to make a fair profit.


Our sustainable low carbon solutions have always pushed the boundaries when compared to many other solutions. Our corporate ambition is to reduce our CO2 impact by 40% by 2040. Our current Scope 3 emissions have over 40% being apportioned to concrete and 30% from steel. The use of enhanced cement substitutes will have significant benefits by 2025. RECo(UK) have been using CEMIIIA or 36% cement substitutes from GGBS for many years.  Life Cycle Analyses (LCA) to EN & ISO standards have been undertaken for our core products. 

The world’s first retaining structural Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) was certified for T-Wall in August 2021, more information here.

Reinforced Earth Company Ltd (UK)
Reinforced Earth Company Ltd (RECo) has been trading since 1974 from Telford and has been providing solutions across the UK, Ireland and several overseas territories. Originally founded in France under Terre Armée International in 1964, the company pioneered the use of Reinforced Earth® construction techniques and are world leaders in this field. Terre Armée® became part of the Soletanche Freyssinet parent company in 2009. In 2013 Terre Armée celebrated its 50th year since the original Reinforced Earth® patent was filed.
Soletanche Freyssinet is the world leader in soil, structural and nuclear engineering.
The Group brings together an unparalleled array of construction and engineering expertise and brands – Soletanche Bachy, Menard, Terre Armée, Freyssinet, Nuvia and Sixense – that provide technical excellence to boost the performance and durability of structures. Operating in about 120 countries with a workforce of 22,000+ employees, the Group earned a revenue of €3.04 billion in 2016.
Area of business: MSE Walls and Slopes, Precast and Pre-engineered Concrete Crossing and Retaining Structures, in-situ Soil Stabilization, Soil Reinforcement Techniques, Geo Hazards Risk Mitigation, Coastal and Defence Structures and Erosion Protection.

Terre Armée has forged an unrivalled level of expertise and experience in reinforced backfill applications and soil-structure interaction. Over the last 50 years, Terre Armée has been setting the industry gold standard in reinforced earth structures and has played an active role in over 60,000 projects around the world. The company is committed to pursuing a policy of continual improvement in a bid to achieve operational excellence.


Area of business: New Structures, Repairs, Products and Techniques.

Founded over 70 years ago by Eugène Freyssinet, the inventor of prestressing, Freyssinet brings together an inimitable range of skills in the specialist civil engineering sector, offering integrated technical solutions in the fields of new structure construction and structural repair. Freyssinet is involved in numerous projects across five continents, making it the world leader in its areas of specialization: prestressing, cable-stayed structures, construction methods, structural accessories, structural repair and structural maintenance / upgradation.


Area of business: Nuclear Technology and Innovation

Nuvia represent a unique approach and has a 50-year-old heritage. It can trace its roots to the beginning of the French and British nuclear industries. The Group has grown organically and through mergers and acquisitions. Pioneering work in construction, engineering, energy, nuclear R&D, design, build, operations, radiation protection and decommissioning has been undertaken, always with a strong emphasis on safety, quality and sustainability.


Area of business: Ground Improvement Techniques.

Menard brings its extensive experience to projects in the planning and design development phase to provide optimal ground improvement and stabilisation solutions. Menard’s expertise lies in ground improvement, specialist foundations, all methods of grouting, and environmental remediation; and has facilitated the delivery of cost effective solutions for the construction of a large range of structures. Menard’s scope includes small to large infrastructure based solutions across a broad range of market segments for private and public stakeholders.


Area of business: Geotechnical Works, Special Foundations, Underground Structures.

Soletanche Bachy specializes in geotechnical and civil engineering. Specialists have mastered the full range of geotechnical engineering processes, special foundations, underground works, ground improvement and pollution treatment and control. They serve a wide range of clients in the public and private sectors: central and local governments, industrial, general building and civil engineering contractors. With this expertise, Soletanche Bachy has always helped customers resolve their ground problems and build their foundations and underground structures.


Area of business: Digital Services and Solutions.

Soletanche Freyssinet group launched its sixth branch SIXENSE. The new entity brings together 10 companies with a current combined workforce of 600 employees and operations in 20 countries. It specializes in digital services and solutions for structures, soils and the environment. It is structured in three areas of expertise: Engineering, Digital and Technologies. It helps customers to optimize design, understand structural behaviour and support decision making throughout the infrastructure’s life cycle.