The Brisa Group

Brisa is one of the world's largest highway operators and Portugal's largest transport infrastructure company.

Brisa has a permanent attitude of leadership through innovation and is positioned as a transversal supplier of mobility solutions.

1 678 km Total concessions
17 Highways
6 Road concessions
2 343 Employees
+ 3 Million Via Verde Clients
451 M€ EBITDA ‘2015
With over 40 years of history, Brisa operates concessions that form the backbone of Portugal's road system: nearly 1.678 km of highways managed by 6 road concessions in which Brisa is a shareholder.

Brisa Auto-estradas de Portugal (“Portugal Highways”) was founded in 1972. Over the course of 40 years it became one of the largest international highway operators and the largest transport infrastructure company in Portugal. Brisa's portfolio includes several assets, divided into four business areas:

  1. Concessions
  2. Services
  3. Vehicle inspections
  4. International Business
In Portugal, Brisa Auto-Estradas holds six road concessions  – Brisa Concession, Atlântico, Brisal, Douro Litoral, Baixo Tejo e Litoral Oeste –, that include 17 highways with a total of 1.678 km.
To support its activity, Brisa also holds other road service companies, with the highlight going to Brisa Operação e Manutenção (BOM), which ensures the operations of all of the Group's national concessions. Via Verde, one of Brisa's flagship services, is an innovative electronic payment system that function in road concessions, parking lots and fuel stations.

Internationally, Brisa values the development of its skills in operation and maintenance for mobility solutions and is present in India, Holland and in the United States of America.

Sustainable mobility is currently marked by a growing urbanisation trend and the consolidation of economic and social development, a crucial element for management of large cities. In this context, bearing in mind the crucial importance of its activity for this purpose, Brisa has evolved from transport infrastructure manager to mobility solutions provider, supported by innovation and active traffic management activities, both in Portugal and abroad.

What we do

Besides being a leader in transport infrastructures, the Group develops innovative solutions that aim towards an ever faster, safe and convenient customer experience. Its growth is based on innovation, both in Portugal and the rest of the world. 

 

 

Brisa's activity is divided into 4 major business areas:

  1. Road Concessions   
  2. Road Services
  3.  Infrastructures
  4. International

Through brands such as Via Verde and Controlauto, Brisa reaches its clients by creating complementary solutions.
Learn more about the Brisa Group business activity.

Where we are

Besides Portugal, the Brisa group is present in other geographical areas, spanning 3 continents: Europe, Asia and North America.
 

 Becoming international is a structural aspect of Brisa's strategy which is recognised by a vast experience in road construction and management operations, as well as a calling for innovation and technological sophistication in its solutions.
Therefore, Brisa's international intervention has been focused on road concession services, Operation and Maintenance (O&M) and mobility support technologies.

Learn more about Brisa's international business.

Strategic Vision

Brisa has been considered a “Partner for Portugal's Development” ever since it was created, and the company has strived to keep up with a constantly changing market.

Brisa position has developed towards adapting to a paradigm of greater environmental awareness and its growing dynamics and relevance in mobility.

In 2013 Brisa began a process of redefinition and strategic realignment towards 2 vectors that are crucial for business and offer development:

  • Efficiency – Sustainable transport system through competent, responsible and transparent management;
  • Client – Proactive mobility and accessibility solutions geared towards the client's comfort and safety;

This reflection enables the identification of structural vectors that support the Group's present and future strategy:

  • From the age of infrastructures to the age of mobility;
  • From infrastructures supplier to mobility supplier;

Recent activity

Because of the Brisa teams' commitment and hard work, 2015 saw a confirmation of signs of progressive improvement of business indicators, in line with what had been verified during 2014.

Net cash generation continued to grow, reaching 401.7 million euros. In response to this positive performance, Brisa maintained the investment grade by Moody’s and Fitch.

In terms of innovation, Project 2.0 was created to respond to two major challenges:

  • Improving and standardising client contact channels;
  • Develop new Mobility business models;
2015 was also a year of growth for Via Verde — it reached 3 million clients, with over 320 million transactions being registered in the road network, representing an increase of 8% in comparison with 2014.


2015 Activity highlights

  • 614.8 Million in revenue;
  • 7.9 Million invested in the Environment;
  • 4.49 Million invested in Research and Development;
  • +7% Average Daily Traffic in Brisa Concession;
  • +6.8% Toll revenue; 

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