SADE’s business lines and skills are recognised on
4 continents and in more than twenty countries
SADE sells off its Telecoms business
2019 - 2020
In line with its CSR commitment, SADE launches its new services: asset management and environmental compliance
SADE launches the BIM by SADE program
SADE celebrates its 100th anniversary
SADE creates SADE Ingénierie
The SADE Ingénierie business line of Groupe SADE offers expert solutions to public bodies and industries for the design, construction and rehabilitation of water networks, wastewater treatment plants and civil engineering water works facilities.
SADE sets up shop in Sri Lanka and contributes to the project to supply drinking water to more than 350,000 people in the Matalé region.
2015 - 2020
SADE innovates with new business lines: electric mobility services, communicating device networks, smart networks, and security
SADE is globally certified: ISO 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001
The Nuclear Activities Department and the Major Projects Department (France) are set up
SADE deploys “Comptage+”, its water meters park optimisation solution
SADE completes work on the Aftout Essahli site, one of its largest international projects
Supplying drinking water to the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott, from the Sénégal River, which runs almost 200km further south.
SADE invents the environmental connection
SADE merges its telecoms business lines, forming its nationwide SADE Telecoms Department
2008 - 2015
Joining forces with Franzetti, SADE assists the Ivory Coast to develop and increase its access to drinking water
In the Paris region, SADE adopts its first Clean Worksites charter, an early expression of its environmental commitment
SADE takes over what will later become the water borehole service
SADE starts up its telecoms business line at various regional divisions
The Rouen Regional Division is awarded a first worksite in Belgium, prior to SADE opening offices there
1968 - 1980
SADE expands internationally
Firstly with the creation of a joint venture to allow SADE to submit bids and construct water and wastewater treatment systems in Abu Dhabi. Next with sites in Cameroon and the Central African Republic, then Burkina Faso, Niger, Senegal, Gambia and Liberia. These were followed by projects in Gabon, Vietnam and many other countries.
Trenchless Works become one of SADE’s trademarks
1950 - 1960
SADE opens specialist departments: drinking water, wastewater and industrial water treatment
1919 - 1950
SADE expands nationwide
Rouen, Arras and Lyon in 1919, Nevers in 1934. It sets up its own integrated design & engineering office to support its water network design & construction work.
Creation of Société Auxiliaire des Distributions d’Eau
During the First World War, countries across Europe suffer colossal loss of life and massive property destruction.
To rebuild, Compagnie Générale des Eaux decides to create a “subsidiary to carry out pipeworks and plumbing works, including all pipeworks, as well as buying and selling of all water-related and similar business concessions”. SADE (Société Auxiliaire des Distributions d’Eau) is founded on October the 1st, 1918.