In 2005 Anas began operating on foreign markets providing engineering services to Ministries, Road Authorities and private companies as a consultant or potential partner for the planning, design, maintenance, supervision and control of road and motorway networks.
Starting from 2012 these international activities have been conducted by a subsidiary company, ANAS International Enterprise (AIE), purposely established to develop new business opportunities abroad.
Our history is strictly connected to the history of our mother company which shares with us skills, know-how and technologies. For more than 80 years Anas has been performing its services coherently with the ancient Italian tradition in road construction and management.
It all began in the 7th century BCE, when the Romans started an extraordinary engineering project that led to the construction of over 100,000 km of surfaced roads an 150,000 km of packed-earth roads. They had understood that the development of their civilisation also depended on efficient communication routes.
In 1928, the Italian State decided to ensure the continuity of this precious heritage by passing Law 1094/1928, which established a Government agency – called Anas – responsible for taking over the technical management of the Country’s primary roads.
Ever since its incorporation Anas played an active role in the history of Italy, working hard for the reconstruction activities following the World War II and contributing to the economic boom of the 60’s
In 1962, Anas opened its Experimental Road Centre at Cesano, tasked with conducting direct field tests, analyses and research on road surfaces.
The industrial and commercial development of the country and the creation of the European system produced the need for more effective road links between Italy and Europe, leading to the construction of important cross-border projects as the Great St. Bernard Tunnel and the Mont Blanc Tunnel.
Anas evolution closely followed the development of new technologies, by gradually yet systematically adopting information technologies and systems to enhance road safety, efficiency and sustainability.
Following this philosophy Anas developed the Road Management Tool a support to the management of the road network, purposely-designed to handle the network operation and installed at the 21 Operation Centres located throughout the country.