FCC is the third Spanish construction company worldwide according to Deloitte's Global Powers of Construction
FCC is the third Spanish construction company worldwide according to Deloitte's Global Powers of Construction. ACS continues to be the first Spanish company, occupying the 12th position, repeating the same position as in 2021. Acciona rises three places, going from 36th to 33rd position, experiencing strong growth of 34.2%. FCC is ranked 43rd (42nd in 2021), while Ferrovial went from 40th to 46th position. Sacyr rises from 59th to 53rd place thanks to revenue growth of 11.5%. OHLA goes from number 74 to 79, while Grupo San José goes from 96 to 98.
Spain grows above the world average. China wins, as in past editions, the top positions in the ranking with eight companies among the top ten, the remaining two being French, while Japan is the country that contributes the most companies to the ranking, with 14 companies among the 100 with the highest revenues per year. global level.
The seven main Spanish companies once again appear on the list of the 100 construction firms that sold the most during the year 2022, reaching a combined turnover of 75,096 million dollars. This figure represents a growth in its income of 9.9%, compared to 6.3% of the international average and consolidates the sixth place in terms of volume of income of its main companies, behind China, Japan, USA. ., France and South Korea.
Forecasts and challenges for the sector in the coming years
Public sector clients will increasingly require civil engineering projects that combine transportation solutions, advanced signaling and communication systems, smart and energy-efficient buildings, all incorporating digital processes that favor safety and sustainability, in addition to a more digital, secure and sustainable infrastructure.
In line with the above, although the prospects for the industry are positive and the sector will grow at a faster rate than the world gross domestic product in the coming years, there are certain pending challenges that companies in the industry must address to guarantee growth in the future. long term. The most prominent challenges identified in the report are:
- Transformation to improve profitability: construction companies must undertake a transformation process with the aim of improving their adjusted profitability, investing in new technologies and innovation and increasing their efficiency by digitizing-
- Environment, society and governance (ESG): as ESG-related aspects become more important in public procurement models, as well as for investors and stakeholders, companies in the industry must focus more on all aspects related to sustainability, the circular economy and safety and health at work.
- Talent management: with the average age of workers being higher than in other industries, committing to digitization within the transformation framework indicated above is not only key to solving the challenges of the future, but also encouraging the use of technology improves the attractiveness of the sector for the youngest, thus closing the circle of talent and innovation.
- Contracting and public-private collaboration: given that public budgets are under pressure due to high public debt and the need to allocate a greater part of the budget to health, pensions and defense, public-private collaboration should play a significant role in the next years.
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