Stalexport Autostrady (formerly STALEXPORT S.A.) commenced its operations on 1 January 1963 as Przedsiębiorstwo Handlu Zagranicznego „Stalexport”. It specialized in exporting and importing steel products as well as importing raw materials for the Polish steel industry. In 1993, the company was transformed into a Company wholly owned by the State Treasury and privatized, while as of 26 October 1994 the shares of the Company have been listed at the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
In 1997, Stalexport Autostrady won a tender process and was granted a concession to construct, adapt and operate A4 toll motorway section Katowice-Kraków (61 km) for the period of 30 years (in 2004, the concession was transferred to an entity established solely for this purpose, namely Stalexport Autostrada Małopolska S.A). The activities of the Company focused on two main areas, i.e. motorway services and commercial activities including exporting, importing and trading in Polish steel products, steel raw materials as well as steel products processing.
Since mid-2006, the Company has been part of the Italian Atlantia Capital Group. The Group operates in 16 countries. It is a leader with regard to electronic toll collection systems on motorways, it manages a network of approximately 14,000 km of toll motorways, in countries such as Italy, Brazil, Chile, India and Poland, as well as the Fiumicino and Ciampino airports in Italy and three airports in France: Nice, Cannes-Mandelieu, and Saint Tropez, which serve over 60 million passengers every year.
In 2018, Atlantia, together with the Spanish construction company ACS and its German subsidiary Hochtief, took control of the Spanish group Abertis which manages toll motorways in countries that include Spain, France, Italy, Chile, Brazil and Argentina, and conducts activity related to electronic toll collection in many countries. For more information about the Atlantia Group, visit its web page at www.atlantia.it.
Since 1 October 2007 the Company has focused only on activities related to the construction and operations of toll motorways as well as to the lease of office space in the office building at Mickiewicza 29 in Katowice.