From a traditional engineering to a multi-sector consultancy

The origins of the Group go back to 1985 with the foundation of the company Gestión de Proyectos y Obras (later on called GPO Ingeniería), the first company and head of GPO, with the aim of providing engineering aligned with the concept of integral management of public works. GPO Ingeniería took off as a company thanks to the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992, as it contributed to the country’s progress by being involved in the largest infrastructure projects.

In 2017, GPO Group enters into a partnership with Dar Group (www.dargroup.com), through which Dar achieves an equity interest in GPO. The reached agreement allows us joining an international first-rate professional network and, thanks to the Dar Group companies, GPO Group is rendering services to its clients in the five continents.

We have grown into a global engineering and architecture Group that is thoroughly involved in the development of transportation systems (highways, railways, ports…), as well as in designing and managing the construction of fundamental utilities, such as hospitals, schools, court rooms, penitentiary facilities and cultural centers.

MILESTONES

Empresa Gestión de Proyectos y Obras
1985

Creation of the company “Gestión de Proyectos y Obras”

Founded by Emilio Vidal, Joaquim Salvatella and Álvaro Palao, GPO growth and consolidation are based on the professional and human abilities of the people who have been part of its organization.

Empresas consultoras de ingeniería
1989

Turn into GPO Ingeniería

Corporate image update.

Empresa consultoras de ingeniería Barcelona
1991

“Circuit de Catalunya” in Montmeló

Detailed Design and Construction Supervision.

Proyectos de infraestructuras alta velocidad
1991

First High Speed Railway Project in Spain

Detailed Design of the new Barcelona – French Border High Speed Railway Line, section 3.

Empresa proyectos de infraestructuras
1992

Infrastructures of the Barcelona Olympic Games 1992

Detailed Design and Construction Supervision for the 20 km collector network and for the sections 1 to 4 of the seaside ring road.

Empresa proyecto de infraestructura internacional
1997

First International Project

Construction Supervision for the João Landim bridge over the Mansoa River in Guinea Bissau.

Empresa experta en proyectos de ingeniería
2005

Corporate image update

PROJECT: Project Management for the Acute Hospital in Denia, Spain.

Empresa planificación del transporte
2008

Opening of the Madrid – Barcelona High Speed Railway Line in Sant Boi

Detailed Design and Construction Supervision.

Gestión de proyectos de infraestructuras
2011

Creation of Transitworks, GPO North-American subsidiary

PROJECT: Automotive consulting services for the New Vehicle Homologation Center (VHC) in Colombia.

Proyectos de infraestructuras para transporte
2012

Incorporation of SISTRAN Engenharia to GPO Group

PROJECT: Renovation of the São Paulo Metropolitan Transportation Network for High and Medium capacity, Brazil.

Proyectos de infraestructura e ingeniería
2013

Creation of the subsidiaries GPO Ingeniería y Arquitectura in Spain and GPO Colombia

PROJECT: Extension of the 407 East Highway in Toronto, Canada.

Empresa especialista en proyectos de infraestructura
2014

Incorporation of 2iT Ingeniería to GPO Group. Creation of the subsidiary GPO Peru

PROJECT: Commissioning and Operation for the Malaga Lines 1 and 2, Spain.

Consultoría proyectos de infraestructuras
2015

Incorporation of Sam Schwartz Consulting to GPO Group. New name for the holding’s head company: GPO Group

PROJECT: Operational Plans + Media Strategy for the Papal Visit to Philadelphia, USA.

Empresa ingeniería e infraestructuras
2016

Corporate image update. New name for 2iT Ingeniería: GPO Sistemas

PROJECT: Extension of the El Dorado International Airport in Colombia.

Empresa para proyectos de infraestructuras
2017

Creation of the branch office GPO Argentina. DAR GROUP strategic partnership. New name for SISTRAN Engenharia: GPO Sistran

PROJECT: Extension of the Second Avenue Metro Line in New York, USA.

Empresa proyectos de infraestructuras
2018

Merger of the companies GPO Ingeniería de Sistemas and GPO Ingeniería y Arquitectura

PROJECT: Construction of the D4 Highway and the R7 Road in Bratislava, Slovakia.