Information on ACCIONA's origin and growth over almost a century.
In 1861, it was awarded the line from Medina del Campo to Zamora, and immediately obtained the Orense to Vigo stretch and other sections of the long-awaited railroad that would connect Galicia with central Spain, and particularly its capital, Madrid. Subsequently, Cia MZOV evolved into a leading Spanish construction company.
In 1916 Cubiertas y Tejados is founded. Some 50 years later it will merge with MZOV to lay the foundations of the Company. During late last century, Cubiertas and MZOV end up merging with Entrecanales and Távora to create ACCIONA.
The company's first projects include the remodeling of San Telmo bridge in Seville and works in the Cádiz docks. In the years following the Spanish Civil War, the company was very active, consolidating its position as one of the country's most innovative companies.
Before long, the company became a national and international leader in construction and engineering, expanding its operations to countries such as the United States, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Colombia and Mexico.
Entrecanales y Távora was known mainly for its work in the infrastructure sector, but the eighties witnessed a new era driven by diversification into other sectors such as real estate, wine production, urban services, telecommunications, etc.
NESCO (Nueva Entrecanales, Cubiertas, Servicios y Obras) is created from the merger of Entrecanales y Távora with Cubiertas y MZOV
ACCIONA was established as an international holding company for companies operating in various fields of industry and the services sector.
Both navigate the company's transition towards its three pillars of growth: infrastructure, energy and water. This in-depth transformation was made possible by a huge financial investment and a strong commitment to innovation and social engagement as a motor of quality jobs.
ACCIONA redefines itself as a new and pioneer company in sustainable development, through an innovative brand. Its mission as leader contributing to social welfare and sustainable development involves a reliance on the basic pillars of sustainability: economic welfare generation, environmental protection and social responsibility.
The company is listed in the main international sustainability and social responsibility indices, ranking highest in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.