The Brazilian Association of Highway Concessionaires-ABCR represents the highway concession sector, which is made up, at present, of 55 associated private companies who operate in nine states throughout the Country: Pernambuco, Bahia, Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul. These concessionaires operate 15.365 km of highways, corresponding approximately 7% of the national paved road network. The segments under concession concentrate the flow of the major productive regions, with a large movement of light and heavy vehicles.
With Head office in São Paulo and Regional Directories in Paraná and Rio Grande do Sul, ABCR makes an important contribution to the institutionalization of the sector in the Country, by acting in defense of the interests of its associates and by supporting improvements in the performance of the companies.
The top administration of ABCR includes the General Assembly, which is the principal decision making organ, the Board of Directors and the Regional Directories. The entity also counts on an Advisory Council and on a Fiscal Council, in addition to ten thematic committees, who act as supporting units to the Board of Directors.
Mission Statement for the Sector
Offer highways with adequate conditions of safety, fluidity and comfort for users and for the outlet of national production.
Objectives of ABCR
Defend the interests of its associates in a way compatible with National interests.
Promote harmonious relations amongst associates and between these and the authorities.
Motivate and collaborate with technological and operational development of the associates.
Establish coordinated actions with other class entities, especially with public service concessionaires, to achieve common business objectives.
Promote exchange with foreign business associations, with similar objectives and with public financing agencies, both national and international.
Orient the associates as to the interpretation of legal and tax questions.