New companies were established, such as Cartuja Inmobiliaria, S.A. in Andalusia and Construtora Udra to start developing projects in Portugal. CIMSA was acquired, specialising in civil engineering and infrastructure.
SANJOSE consolidated its presence in Portugal and started to establish itself in Germany (1995), Argentina (1996), the United States and Uruguay (1997). This was a period with a large amount of new businesses and holdings being created in Spain.
EBA (the Basque Country and Navarra) and C & C (Galicia) were founded in Spain. In Argentina, both Udra Argentina, S.A. and Tecnoartel were started. In Portugal, the Group started Douro Atlantico S.A. and acquired Burgo Fundiarios, Tecnocontrol and Sefri Group. Important equity investment positions were taken in Copaga, Renfapex, Corsabe and Bodegas Altanza.
International business accounted for 25.56 percent of turnover. Recognition of quality: SANJOSE and the architect Alvaro de Siza received the Secil Prize of Architecture from the Faculty of Information Sciences of the University of Santiago de Compostela.
The industrial sector of the SANJOSE GROUP experiences unprecedented growth: 43 percent more than the previous year. In construction, Balltagi (Catalonia) and Alcava (Valencia) complete the autonomic map.
Construction remains the driving force of the Group, but it strengthens the development of products and services of high technological complexity and new activities such as the overall management of green areas and comprehensive maintenance of buildings, hospitals and airports.
A takeover bid of the major company Parquesol, allowing SANJOSE to be present in the stock market and to strengthen its presence in the real estate sector. Among its major projects, La Matanza (Buenos Aires), a whole city with 20,000 homes for 80,000 inhabitants.
The most emblematic work, the extension of the Prado Museum. The expansion, in Latin America, with the purchase of Constructora Deconalva (Dominican Republic) and the majority holding in Carlos Casado (Argentina). Also, new business routes, the energy area, the environment, bio fuels and bio-pharmacy.
Its merger with Parquesol almost completed, SANJOSE is profiled as one of the leading listed Spanish groups. New horizon have been opened for progress with two exceptional advances: the concession to Enerxías Renovables de Galicia of 142 MW in the call for tenders for Wind Farms organised by the Regional Government of Galicia, and approval by the Ministry of Public Works and the City Council of Madrid of the Chamartín Operation, the largest urban development in Europe.
Grupo SANJOSE was listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange the 20th of July. Subsequently, Carlos Casado, listed on the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange since 1958, listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Grupo SANJOSE has expanded to new markets thanks to the distribution of two hospitals in Santiago de Chile, four railway tunnels in India and interesting projects with good prospects in Brazil.
The innovation and quality of SANJOSE Works has been praised by important national and international awards: the Spanish Pavilion at Expo Zaragoza 2008 was awarded the “2009 Spanish Architecture Prize” by the CSCAE (the higher council of Architects in Spain) and the “Giancarlo Ius Gold Medal” by the UIA (the International Union of Architects); the Dot Baires Shopping was recognised as the Best shopping Centre of Latin America by the ICSC (the International Council of Shopping Centres); and the Viaducto de Contreras (largest concrete railway arch in Europe of 261m. span) was awarded the International “Puente de Alcántara” Award.