In Spain, abertis leads the motorway sector. It directly manages over 1,500 kilometres of motorways, covering 59% of total tollroads through the following operators: acesa, aucat, invicat, aumar, avasa, castellana, iberpistas and aulesa.
abertis also participates, as a non-majority shareholder, in several motorway and tunnel concessions, with a total of 229 kilometres: Autema, Cadí Tunnel and Ciralsa (Alicante ring road). It also plays an active role in Trados 45 (M-45 Section II), Accesos de Madrid and Henarsa, licences to manage the new access routes for the city of Madrid.
acesa (Autopistas, Concesionaria Española S.A) opened the first toll motorway in the country, Montgat-Mataró, in 1969. Currently, acesa’s network consists of the AP-7 (Barcelona-La Jonquera, Montmeló-El Papiol and Barcelona-Salou) and the AP-2 (Zaragoza-Mediterranean), toll motorways, making a total of 478,3 kilometres of motorway. Since they started operating, these motorways have contributed to the economic and social development of the territory through which they run.
aucat manages the administrative concession for the construction, conservation and running of the C-32 motorway, including two sections: section I Castelldefels - Sitges and section II Sitges - El Vendrell. The C-32, also known as Pau Casals, is the main coastal route between the counties of Barcelonès, Baix Llobregat, Garraf and Baix Penedès. It is therefore key to promoting the economies, demographics and societies of the towns around it. It manages a total of 58,3 kilometres.
aulesa builds, maintains and operates the toll motorway of AP-71 León-Astorga. This motorway provides León with a high capacity exit route to Galicia via the connection with the A-6 in Astorga. It manages a total of 38 kilometres.
aumar currently manages a total of 468 km, made up of the following sections: AP-7 Tarragona-Valencia, AP-7 Valencia-Alicante and AP-4 Seville-Cadiz. It contributes towards the development of the economy, industry, agriculture, craftsmanship, tourism and transport of the Valencian Community, Catalonia and Andalusia.
avasa is the concessionaire that runs the Bilbao-Zaragoza section of the Ebro Motorway, known as the AP-68, which opened to traffic in 1978. It is an important link between Aragon and the Basque Country, as it passes through five provinces: Vizcaya, Álava, La Rioja, Navarre and Zaragoza. It manages a total of 294 kilometres.
castellana is the concessionaire company for the AP-51 motorway (Villacastín-Ávila) and AP-61 (San Rafael-Segovia) which connect the cities of Ávila and Segovia via the AP-6 (Villalba-Adanero). It was the company responsible for the work to increase the capacity of the AP-6 between San Rafael and Villalba, which included the construction of a new road between San Rafael and the Valle de los Caídos intersection and the new tunnel. It manages a total of 51 kilometres.
The objective of iberpistas is the construction, conservation and management of the AP-6 motorway. With a total length of 70 km, the road starts in Villalba, in the Community of Madrid, and finishes in Adanero, in the Community of Castilla-León. It includes two one-way tunnels and a third one which is reversible, which cut through the Sierra de Guadarrama.
Invicat (Infraestructures Viàries de Catalunya, S.A) is the result of the integration, in December 2010, of the concessions of the C-31/C-32 (Montgat-Palafolls) and the C-33 (Barcelona-Granollers), previously run by acesa. It manages a total of 66,5 km.