The Gavio Group takes its first steps in the early 1900s, in Castelnuovo Scrivia, an agricultural and commercial centre in the province of Allessandria, when the founder Marcello Gavio starts transporting cereal and other agricultural products with horse-drawn carts.
Over the years this passion for transportation is inherited first by his son Beniamino and then, towards the end of the 1950s, by his two grandsons Marcellino and Pietro.
The two brothers decide to enter the company from the start of their adult life, and soon they increase the family business by developing the traffic of grains, cereals and other goods towards the main ports in northern Italy and then, around the middle of the 1960s, moving on to the transport of petroleum products on behalf of leading oil companies.
In the following years, thanks to the great passion, will power and tenacity that has always characterised the two brothers, they continue to develop new services in the transport and logistics sector, but also in the field of civil constructions with the Edilvie Company – specialised in road paving – Itinera, Codelfa and Marcora.
In the middle of the 1990s, the Group acquires one of the largest Italian construction companies – Grassetto Lavori – thus becoming one of the leading operators in the sector. The Group also diversifies its activities by going into the motorway concessions business, acquiring control over Satap, the Turin-Piacenza motorway and Astm, the owner of the Turin-Milan motorway concession.
Over the following years, the Group successfully continues many operations in these sectors, controlling the concession companies Salt (Liguria and Toscana motorway company), Autostrada dei Fiori, Autocamionale della Cisa, Sav, Asti-Cuneo and Turin-Savona.
The Gavio Group is currently the fourth toll road operator in the world with approximately 4,600 km of roads under concession.
Gavio Group is the main toll road operator in the North-west of Italy with approximately 1,460 km of network under concession, through the acquisition of joint control of Ecorodovias, manages approximately 3,087 km of roads in Brazil.
In the construction sector, the Group has reorganised its activities led by the Itinera company, which is currently one of the main general contractors in the company, and among the most significant international operators in the realisation of large-scale infrastructural work.
Over the years the Group has has also broadened its business horizons by developing, alongside the traditional sectors, new activities in the field of information technology, engineering, and luxury boat building.
The Group currently records an aggregate income of 3.9 billion Euro and about 12,000 employees.