With a network of 4,385 km under concession, VINCI Autoroutes is Europe’s leading motorway operator. Its four concession operating companies – ASF, Cofiroute, Escota and Arcour – serve the south and west of France, representing half of France’s total motorway network under concession.
VINCI Autoroutes’ motorways carry 2.2 million customers a day and have 1.7 million electronic toll subscribers. Drivers cover 46 billion km annually on VINCI Autoroutes motorways, representing almost 800 million toll transactions.
VINCI Autoroutes invests massively – €6.5 billion over the last six years – in extending and modernising motorway infrastructure to improve safety and reduce its environmental footprint. This investment creates short-term economic activity while improving mobility and access to the different regions, thereby contributing to their growth. It goes hand in hand with a service-based policy that improves traffic flow and driver comfort and hence safety on the motorway, reinforcing the appeal of VINCI Autoroutes’ networks.
“ Sound performance and sustained investments”
In 2012, VINCI Autoroutes continued to invest in extending and modernising its networks and rolled out new services while also optimising its operating performance.
- €4,439 Million Revenue
- €2,019 Million Operating profit from ordinary activities
- €827 Million Net profit attributable to equity holders of the parent
- 8,015 employees
The lack of visibility for economic conditions in France and Europe at the end of 2012 prevents accurate forecasting of traffic volumes in 2013. They will be bolstered by greater use of the last link in the A89 towards Lyon and the most recent infrastructure (the A86 Duplex in the Paris region, A19).
In view of the expected impact of bringing new sections and infrastructure into service and contractual toll increases, toll revenue should rise slightly in 2013. At the same time, the impact of synergies between VINCI Autoroutes networks, which generate economies of scale and help optimise operating performance, should allow it to maintain Ebitda margin at a level similar to that achieved in 2012.
In compliance with the commitments made in their master plans, VINCI Autoroutes motorway companies estimate that they will spend around €850 million on widening and upgrading work on their networks in 2013. Improving safety, traffic flow and driver convenience on its motorways while reducing their environmental footprint creates long-term value for government authorities.
In parallel, VINCI Autoroutes will pursue its policy of developing motorway services. Its investment in new-generation ETC, motorway information services, travel optimisation services and the quality of customer service in its rest and service areas reinforce the appeal of its networks, and therefore the advantages of using the motorway as opposed to other types of road.