Concar started its operations in 1994, assuming responsibility for the repair, operation and maintenance of 105 kilometers of the Arequipa-Matarani highway. This project was the first call for tenders for a road concession in Peru, which is why Concar marked a historical milestone in the development of national infrastructure by becoming the country’s first road concessionaire.
In January 2003, Concar assumed responsibility for the maintenanceof 182.7 kilometers of the Ancon-Huacho-Pativilca highway, in addition to toll operations, vehicle weighing, mechanical and medical aid and highway patrol. These activities, together with SOS (emergency) phones along the highways, and an emergency hotline became the country’s first highway emergency response system.
Our third project started in April 2006 with the 955km-long Paita-Tarapoto-Yurimaguas highway, as part of the South American Regional Infrastructure Integration project, commonly known as IIRSA Norte.
One year later, in December 2007, we started activities in relation with Section 1 of the IIRSA Sur highway on the San Juan de Marcona-Nasca-Cusco-Urcos route. This 757.7 km highway passes through the departments of Ica, Ayacucho, Abancay and Cusco.
That same year, we started work on the Tacna Road Maintenance project. This project is part of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications’ (MTC) road development plan. It is based on the consolidation of road infrastructure that will connect the coast, highlands and jungle in the first project of its kind in the country. This 399 km road project covers the area between the Camiara Bridge, Tacna and La Concordia, whose main users are national and foreign tourists, as it is located on the border between Peru and Chile.
One year later, we started the Ayacucho Road Maintenance project comprising the Ocros and Chincheros areas in Ayacucho and the Andahuaylas area in Apurimac, covering 384.5 km of highway.
In 2009, we covered 261.7 km of the desert in the northern part of the country with the Lambayeque Road Maintenance project.
In 2010, work began on the 78.1 km Buenos Aires-Chanchaque highway through the provinces of Morropón and Huancabamba, in the department of Piura.
That same year we started four new projects: the 230.4 km La Merced Road Maintenance project (in the department of Junín between the Las Vegas bypass in Tarma and Satipo); the Bappo Road Maintenance project (253 km from the Bayóvar bypass to Piura); the Sullana Road Maintenance project (437.6 km from the Paita bypass to Aguas Verdes on the border with Ecuador) and the Icapal Road Maintenance project (379.8 km through the departments of Ica and Arequipa).
Due to the excellent results of the activities we have carried out in different projects and to our good reputation, in July 2012 we were awarded three new projects: Road Management by Level of Service for Networks 1 and 3 of the Cusco Integration Regional Road Network Project, and Road Management and Maintenance by Levels of Service for the Cora Cora Project, in the departments of Arequipa and Ayacucho.
The periodic maintenance area was created in 2010 in order to provide support for our projects. This area is composed of a team of employees who undergo continuous training and are highly specialized in large-scale maintenance jobs such as surface treatments (slurry seal and chip seal), major pavement repairs and start up work. The excellent quality achieved in the execution of their activities, motivated by strong synergy among team members, has led to significant savings on projects.
In April 2011, Concar took on a challenge that was unprecedented in the country, operating and maintaining Line 1 of the Lima Metro (formerly referred to as the Electric Train), a project that provides a modern, rapid, mass transit system, which has transported more than 57 million passengers to date.
In addition, driven by our continuous quest for quality, in 2012 Concar opened the asphalt emulsion plant located on the outskirts of Nazca, which can produce up to 12 tons per hour of any type of asphalt emulsion. This plant ensures a continuous supply, backed by the support of the soil and pavement laboratory and the asphalt analysis laboratory, where studies and quality control tests required for the manufacture of a high-quality product at a lower cost are conducted, guaranteeing our competitiveness in the market.
In summary, Concar is in a continuous growth phase, with three completed projects (Arequipa – Matarani, IIRSA Norte and Ayacucho - Andahuaylas) and thirteen projects underway, as a result of the dedication and talent of the work teams that take on and meet major challenges with support from senior management.