Abertis' origins are to be found in the construction, management and operation of Spain's first toll roads.
Since its creation, in 2003, Abertis has followed a growth and profitability-based strategy which has placed the company at the forefront of infrastructure project management. This is demonstrated by:
- In 2006 the concessionaire Sanef joining the group.
- Since 2009, Abertis controls Avasa in Spain, while in Chile it controls the concessionaires Elqui and Gesa, as well as a majority holding and control of Rutas del Pacífico.
- In 2011, the concession award of PR-22 and PR-5 toll roads in Puerto Rico to the Metropistas, a consortium leaded by Abertis .
- In 2012, the world leadership in the toll road sector following the integration of the Arteris Group, as well of three extra concessions in Chile.
- In 2015 and 2016, the 100% control of the chilean Autopista del Sol, Autopista Los Libertadores and Autopista Central, which gives Abertis full control of all its concessionaires in Chile.
- In 2016, the acquisition of 51.4% of the Italian concessionaire, A4 Holding, which manages 235 kilometres of toll roads in the North of Italy.