FS Italiane’s share capital increases as a result of the contribution of the ANAS equity investment held by the Ministry of the Economy and Finance. As a result of the entrance of ANAS (the road infrastructure manager) alongside Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (the rail infrastructure manager), the FS Italiane Group is now the leading integrated hub of railways and roads in Europe in terms of served inhabitants and investments of EUR 108 billion over the next ten years. Concomitantly a new Board of Directors has been nominated, chaired in continuity by Gioia Ghezzi as President and Renato Mazzoncini.
In the FS Italiane Group, in addition to Rete Ferroviaria Italiana, ANAS will also be joining Italferr, the subsidiary operating on a national and international scale in design and engineering, and the other companies including Trenitalia, Mercitalia and railway (passengers and freight) and road transport companies. In its new configuration, the FS Italiane Group oversees a railway and road infrastructure network of roughly 44,000 kilometres.
This is a fundamental step for Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane in the process of implementing its 2017-2026 Business Plan. Infrastructural integration, as well as the integration of various means of transport, is one of its five pillars. As a result of the contribution of ANAS and 81,000 employees, the FS Italiane Group is now capable of reaching a turnover of EUR 11.2 billion in 2018 and investment of EUR 8 billion, with invested capital of around EUR 50 billion.
The coordination between Rete Ferroviaria Italiana and ANAS will also result in a more effective and efficient connection of logistics hubs: ports, airports, railway stations and intermodal transfer points. The integration will specifically start with the planning of investments and works, defining the needs of railway and road structures based on a single design.