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Ayesa moves up in the ranking of global engineering companies

Ayesa moves up in the ranking of global engineering companies

Ayesa, the multinational engineering, technology and consulting company, has moved up the ranking of global engineering companies for the second year running. The Spanish company has improved its position in the Top 225 International Design Firms 2018, put together by the American magazine Engineering News-Record (ENR), from the position of 78, which it held last year, to 69 this year.

Ayesa has been on the TOP 100 ranking of global engineering companies for five years now, but this is the best position it has achieved so far. In fact, only five Spanish companies are on this list.

The company is now present in various sectors, namely infrastructure, water, the environment, industry and aeronautics, but this ranking only took into account its civil engineering design projects. Amongst such projects, the hydraulic ring and the Instituto Técnico Superior del Este in Panama both stand out.

The report by ENR describes how the sector has gone through a difficult period over recent years, this having been caused by the collapse in oil prices at the end of 2014. ‘The market is currently in a new phase of uncertainty due to popular nationalist movements.’

The international turnover of the 225 companies on the list was more than 64,590 million dollars, this representing a 0.7% increase in terms of the previous year and the first sign of growth in five years. In terms of their domestic turnover, this reached 79,470 million dollars, a 0.2% increase on the previous year.

In the case of Ayesa, the companies which make up the group ended 2017 with a turnover of 270 million euros, this representing a 13% increase on the previous year. This was due to the geographical expansion of the company, which it began fifteen years ago, and the focus on new ICT services and products.

José Luis Manzanares Abásolo, CEO of Engineering and Territory, points out that ‘developing countries require new infrastructure in order to improve the quality of life of their people. New emerging countries in South-East Asia, India and the Middle East represent great opportunities for design engineering.’

He also adds that ‘the development of urban environments requires sustainable transport and increased technology. Ayesa seamlessly combines engineering with IT, meaning we are able to take on integral projects which use cutting-edge technology right from the design phase.’

El informe de ENR revela que el sector ha sufrido un periodo de debilidad en los últimos años, derivado del hundimiento de los precios del petróleo al final de 2014. “Ahora, el mercado aborda una nueva fase de incertidumbre por los movimientos nacionalistas y populistas”.

La cifra de negocio internacional de las 225 firmas de la lista ha superado los 64.590 millones dólares, lo que supone un 0,7% respecto al ejercicio anterior. Es la primera subida después de cinco años de caídas. Mientras, en sus mercados domésticos la cuantía se ha elevado hasta los 79.470 millones de dólares, tras una ligera mejora del 0,2%.

En el caso de Ayesa, el conjunto de las compañías del grupo cerró 2017 con un crecimiento del 13% hasta los 270 millones de euros de facturación, gracias a la consolidación de la diversificación geográfica emprendida hace quince años y la apuesta por nuevos servicios y productos TIC.

José Luis Manzanares Abásolo, CEO de Ingeniería y Territorio, destaca que “los países en desarrollo demandan nuevas infraestructuras que mejoren el bienestar. Los nuevos emergentes de la zona del Sudeste asiático, India y Oriente Medio dibujan un panorama positivo para la ingeniería de diseño”.

En esta línea, añade que “el desarrollo del mundo urbano requiere de más medios de movilidad sostenible y más tecnológicos. Ayesa combina a la perfección el sector de la ingeniería con el mundo TI, por lo que aspiramos a hacer proyectos integrales que utilicen las últimas tecnologías desde la fase de diseño”.