One of Brazil's largest intermodal logistics and infrastructure groups

EcoRodovias invests in the present and in the future, ensuring exports, imports and the circulation of goods in the domestic market.

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History

History

EcoRodovias was founded in 1997 by Primav Construções e Comércio Ltda, of the CR Almeida Group, a company with 50 years of operation in the heavy construction sector, responsible for important infrastructure projects in Brazil. As of 1998, a strategic partnership was forged with the European company Impregilo International N.V., of the Impregilo S.p.A Group, Italy’s largest privately-held construction company, first in Ecovias dos Imigrantes, and, in 2002, in EcoRodovias, through the purchase of equity interest. In 2013, Impregilo sold its interest in EcoRodovias.

On May 4, 2016, Gruppo Gavio, became part of the group of controlling shareholders of EcoRodovias. Gruppo Gavio is one of the biggest infrastructure conglomerates in Italy, with more than 1,400 kilometers of highways under management.

Gruppo Gavio has an extremely aligned strategic vision with the Company and its shareholders, and its investment in Primav Infraestrutura will enable EcoRodovias and its subsidiaries, benefiting from a strategic long-term vision and commitment to the Brazilian infrastructure sector, particularly road concessions.

The company’s first experience, already focused on this strategy to operate in import and export corridors and important touristic stretches, took place in 1997, when the group began controlling Ecovia Caminho do Mar, a concessionaire that manages 137 kilometers of highways between the Paraná state capital and the Port of Paranaguá. In 1998, EcoRodovias was granted other two concessions: Ecovias dos Imigrantes, which operates the main connection between the São Paulo metropolitan region and the Port of Santos, the Cubatão Petrochemical Complex and the beaches on Baixada Santista; and Ecosul, the concessionaire that manages the Pelotas Highway Complex, in Rio Grande do Sul, with access to the Port of Rio Grande and the Rio Grande do Sul coast.
In 1999, the group took another major step towards consolidation in the infrastructure market with the beginning of the works for the construction of Imigrantes’ descending lane, a project that was at a standstill since the 1970’s and that Ecovias moved forward earlier than expected. Thanks to the modern environmental management technologies used, the project was considered a benchmark by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) The new lane was delivered in December 2002.

The experience developed with the first concessions was decisive for the acquisition, in 2007, of Ecocataratas, the company that manages BR 277, from Guarapuava to Foz do Iguaçu, giving access to Mercosur and the tourist region of Foz do Iguaçu; and for winning the bid that entitled it to operate the Ayrton Senna/Carvalho Pinto corridor, in 2009, through Ecopistas, which connects São Paulo city to the Vale do Paraíba region, the north coast resorts and the Port of São Sebastião.

In Espírito Santo, the Group began to operate ECO101, in the BR-101 stretch connecting Rio de Janeiro to the intersection that gives access to Mucuri, in Bahia, in 2013. In 2015, EcoRodovias had another great achievement: entering Rio de Janeiro through Ecoponte (Rio-Niterói Bridge), which manages the 13.2-km long stretch of the Presidente Costa e Silva Bridge and its access stretches, totaling 23.4 kilometers.

It began operating in the logistics segment in 2006, with the creation of Ecopátio Cubatão, and began Ecopátio Imigrantes works in 2007. In 2010, the company acquired, through Elog, the group’s logistics arm, part of the Colúmbia group’s operations.

EcoRodovias began to operate the port area in 2012 with the acquisition of the former Tecondi Complex. In the following year, proceeding with the integration of the companies, the Complex changed its name to Ecoporto Santos.

The listing of the Group in the Novo Mercado segment occurred in 2010, with its Initial Public Offering (IPO).

Nowadays, EcoRodovias is one of the main logistics infrastructure companies in Brazil, with around 6,000 employees, seven highway concessions, a logistic center and a port terminal, with operations in six states.

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