Leader in environmental services and district heating, second player in Italy for installed power, with profits and investments that are experiencing rapid growth

Valerio Camerano

Valerio Camerano

Today the A2A Group is the largest multi-utility company in Italy within the energy, environment, heat and networks sectors. With more than 12,000 employees, it is a market leader in environmental services and district heating and is the second largest player for installed power in Italy. A2A is also the second largest operator of electricity distribution grids and is one of the main companies within integrated water cycle distribution networks. The group also works in the collection, disposal and recouping of materials and energy, as well as in the treatment of urban and industrial waste and cogeneration, and in other services. It operates within Italy but is also present in the primary electricity and gas markets in several European countries, handling waste also, as well as electricity production and distribution in the Balkans.

The first nine months of 2015 saw rapid growth: the group’s net profits rose by 49.1%, to 225 million, the net financial debt fell by 237 million and Ebitda rose by 4%. Yet the most significant event for the company last year was the official presentation of the 2015-2019 business plan. It was drafted in order to make A2A more robust and flexible and focuses on the group’s guiding values, which include innovation, efficiency, ethics, legality and environmental protection.

The main objective is to revamp and redesign A2A and begin a process of strategic repositioning that will lead to a more modern multi-utility company in 2020, a leader in the environmental field, intelligent networks and new energy models. This will make it more balanced and profitable and able to take advantage of the opportunities that will open up within green economy and in smart cities.

«A2A is a multi-business company. Our sectors are changing», explains Valerio Camerano, Ceo, «and we are innovating on all fronts. A2A is managing energy generation via an activist strategy in order to anticipate changes. Our business plan will overhaul the entire value chain in the environmental sector, from material collection to recouping, as well as energetically, in order to become a genuine circular economy operator. We have opened up lines for development, options for the future, so that we will be ready to invest at the right time. A2A is becoming a more modern, more flexible and more profitable company».

«We can say that A2A has began again and is now up and running», adds President Giovanni Valotti. «Our momentum is clear in facts and figures: we are successfully implementing the projects planned for in our business plan. And we are keeping our promises. A2A is a more open company compared to the past, totally transparent when it comes to information, people oriented and involved within the territory. We have ushered in a new era, strengthening the relationship of trust we have with our stakeholders, with several listening initiatives».