Mota-Engil creates new brand to ‘challenge’ sustainability and decarbonisation

  • ECO News
  • 18 July 2022

Led by Augusto Junqueiro, Mota-Engil Ativ was created through the merger of the subsidiaries Manvia and Vibeiras.

Called Mota-Engil Ativ, it will be led by Augusto Junqueiro (CEO) and José Pedro Freitas (chairman) and is the newest company of the Portuguese group, created with the goal of being “a platform of integrated action for new business areas aligned with the energy transition agenda and to promote good practices related to sustainability and decarbonisation.”

This new company, which is part of Mota-Engil Capital, a sub-holding responsible for the real estate, multi-services, energy, mobility and concessions businesses, results from the merger of the subsidiaries Manvia (maintenance and provision of technical services in buildings, industry and water infrastructures) and Vibeira, the latter specialising in outdoor spaces, such as parks and gardens, infrastructures, forestry and sports lawns.

However, the group led by Gonçalo Moura Martins points out in a press release sent to ECO that this operation is more than a mere merger of two companies, with the added-value proposal of Mota-Engil Ativ based on more efficient management and supported by promoting synergies in the portfolio of services, which is now broader and directed towards these new challenges for clients.

“Working together, and under a single brand (Mota-Engil Ativ), better solutions will be made available for the management and maintenance of assets, ensuring permanent investment in innovation and technology, thus having a renewed capacity to promote the optimisation of the operational performance of assets, as well as their energy, water and carbon efficiency”, emphasises the company.

The new subsidiary of the Mota-Engil Group presents itself to the market with a broad portfolio of services in which six segments of activity stand out:

  • Facility Management
  • Industry
  • Water and Environmental Systems
  • Landscaping
  • Agriculture and Sustainability
  • Energy and Carbon

José Pedro Freitas says this new operation will “strengthen the partnership relationship with customers, with more services, complementary to those currently [provided]” and is “very enthusiastic about this new cycle that now begins, supported by the knowledge and experience of decades of Manvia and Vibeiras, complemented by the solidity and commitment to make things happen that the legacy of over 75 years of Mota-Engil confers.”

Ativ starts with a turnover of €75 million and business outside Portugal weighs 10%, in a total of 18 locations. Speaking to Jornal de Negócios, the chairman said that the aim is to grow sales by 40% over the next four years and added that this new company will start with 1,200 employees.