- The company aims to be one of the industry’s top 10 in three years
- The corporate identity reflects Lantania’s positioning as an ethical, transparent and sustainable firm
Madrid, September 12th, 2018. Lantania, a heavy civil construction and energy group with a portfolio of work in progress exceeding €200 million, 26 projects, and assets close to €70 million, starts today its activity.
The group is the result of the acquisition of Isolux Corsan’s construction, water, and energy business units by a team of executives after the company declared bankruptcy in July 2017. “We launch our company backed by almost 90 years of experience, with the means and capacities of what was one of the worldwide leaders in this market, but with the vigour and enthusiasm of a young company”, said Lantania CEO Federico Avila.
Lantania is now working on a strategic plan for 2018-2022 focused on breaking into the international market and turning the brand into one of the top 10 infrastructure companies in Spain in three years.
The company, which has a staff with an average of 22 years of experience, is structured around three main business areas: infrastructure, water and environment and energy. Lantania has a large fleet of machinery and equipments, formerly owned by Spain’s sixth largest construction company, and has participated in the implementation of major projects with the construction of over 500 km of roads, more than 120 km of railway lines, and 14,000+ homes. It has also developed water catchment, purification, distribution, waste collection and treatment projects with over 900 km of pipelines. Lantania’s team has extensive experience constructing power generation, transmission, and distribution projects, with, for example, more than 50 electrical substations constructed in Spain in the last ten years.
Lantania’s current projects include two high-speed rail infrastructure sections of the high speed corridor to Galicia (Corno tunnel and the Porto-Miamán platform, both in Orense), the Zizurkil-Adoain section of the Basque high speed corridor in Guipúzcoa, the electrification of the Pajares bypass of the high speed corridor to Asturias, the expansion of the Guadalajara Hospital, the Almudévar dam (Huesca), the road works related to de Lucena bypass (Córdoba), and the bridge over the Genil River in Huétor-Tájar (Granada).
Lantania steering committee is leaded by Federico Ávila, who has held several positions within the Isolux Corsan Group: Chief Corporate Officer, CEO of Isolux Corsán North America, and director of the industrial division.
The company is organized in three main areas. Corporate services are managed by Andres Alvarez, former Director of Assets at the Isolux Corsan Group; the Water and Infrastructures business line is headed by Jose Alberto Carrasco, who was formerly in charge of the operations in Spain at Corsan Corviam Construction; and the Energy business line is headed by Luis Manuel Corrales, formerly Business Development Manager for Spain and Portugal at the Isolux Corsan Group.
About the Lantania brand
Lantania is an abstract concept derived from the word lantana, a wild, colourful, and abundant flower found in central Texas (United States). The name refers to how something colourful and robust –Lantania– can grow on seemingly barren land, like the construction industry after the housing bubble burst and the economic crises exploded, adding new shades and colours to the landscape.
The corporate identity represents a new concept and reflects Lantania’s position as a firm committed to ethics, transparency, and sustainability. The Lantania logo updates the original concept of the Isolux Corsan Group with a cleaner and closer graphic language, replacing the previous image that represented construction through a block of bricks for a more friendly, updated, and versatile concept. The logo is still red, but in a more intense and authentic shade.
The uniqueness of working with a single word and extending the point to all applications is a hallmark of the brand’s graphic language, created by design studio PSD. The identity was developed for application across all devices as well, with a high-impact logo –the initial Lantania logo plus the point– that creates a recognisable brand designed for the digital environment.