EEC was founded in Egypt by Wahid Adly, a remarkable civil engineering entrepreneur, initially as a general contracting company working on many local industrial and water & sewage projects.
With the vision to grow, the company expanded vertically by opening in 1982 a steel fabrication factory to support its construction arm.
Still working as a general contracting company, further expansion was sought in the manufacturing space. In 1990, a sandwich panel and industrial cladding factory was inaugurated. Again the vision to provide a total vertical and turnkey service to the customers was paramount.
EEC started making site offices and caravans.
It was on a project at the Swedish Embassy, that a turning point came. Mobile telecommunications had landed in Egypt, and with its advent in 1997, Ericsson contracted EEC to be the first company in Egypt to build GSM mobile sites. In fact, EEC built the first site in Egypt.
EEC had to demonstrate its ability to deliver quality, and a therefore in 2000 successfully was certified as an ISO9001 company.
This period involved significant expansion in Egypt and the region to support the exponential growth of GSM telecommunications. Offices were opened in Algeria, Bangladesh, UAE, Sudan, Libya, Senegal.
The next 5 years saw the greatest expansion at EEC, growing from a workforce of 250 to 1200.
The factories were modernized with new state-of-the-art automatic and CNC lines both in our steel fabrication and sandwich panel/cladding factories
A new Hot-Dip Galvanization plant was inaugurated in 2008 to support our steel fabrication business, and a 2nd line was added in 2010
EEC also started going back to its construction activities successfully completing the build of 2 sub-stations
Now EEC was also approved to design and manufacture power transmission lines up to 500KV.
In 2010, EEC was granted the ISO14001 and 18001 certifications.
A new line of business for trailer mounted towers was opened.
Due to the great expansion, in 2009 the business was structured to become a joint stock-holding company.
The beginning of 2011 saw immense turbulence in Egypt and the region and with this a new strategy direction was embarked upon.
EEC decided to refocus and grow its engineering and construction business.
Since 2011, EEC has been involved in some major investment projects for Samsung and LG, and for some key national strategic projects in the country.
With the new focus on industrial and commercial constructions, EEC opened new factories in 2017 and 2018 to make built-up steel sections and to make cold-formed C & Z sections respectively.
Furthermore over the last three years, EEC looked to expand its geographical footprint, successfully establishing EEC Oman in 2017, and EEC Lebanon in 2018 to cover the Levant region.