In 1965, Julius Berger was awarded a contract to engineer, build and construct a major infrastructure project in Nigeria - the Eko Bridge in Lagos. This was the foundation of Julius Berger’s commitment to Nigeria.
Following this initial project, the company began to diversify its portfolio and its growth started to run in parallel to the development of Nigeria. Subsequently, the company’s structure also continued to develop.
In 1970 Julius Berger’s legal structure was changed into a Limited Company (Ltd.), later to be transformed into a Public Limited Company (Plc), listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 1991.
Throughout this time Julius Berger’s role in the development of Nigeria was also evolving. Proven to be a company that consistently delivered reliable solutions, Julius Berger became a pivotal partner in the building of the country’s fledgling industrial and civil infrastructure, and also a key collaborator in the development of Nigeria’s new capital, Abuja. In addition to construction of key roads, railways, ports and dams, which are all still part of the company’s portfolio.
Today, Julius Berger maintains its role as a partner in Nigeria’s progress, and as such, is listed as Nigeria’s leading construction company (Business World Magazine, 2010).