History

GRUPO RUIZ is one of the leading passenger road transport groups in Spain today, as well as one of the most relevant ones in terms of international presence.

GRUPO RUIZ has received numerous prizes and awards from public and private institutions in recognition of its work.

 

1890 EMPRESA RUIZ SA ESTABLISHED

The origins of Empresa Ruiz SA go back to the end of 1890, when the company which would later undergo huge development in the transport sector in Spain and abroad was established. Today it is the parent company of GRUPO RUIZ, and manages multiple administrative concessions for urban and inter-city transport, provides transport services for companies, school and tourist transport, handles activities in the hotel and restaurant industry, manages car parks, deals in car rentals without driver, road and property cleaning services, industrial and private car repair workshops and has a great vocation for diversification which has led it to become an international holding with more than 1,800 people working for millions of customers in Spain and abroad.

Grupo Ruiz is delighted to be the supplier of the Royal Household of Spain and the Royal Household of Morocco, of several of Spain’s Autonomous Communities, public and private institutions, to be the official vehicle of the Getafe C.F. first team, and of prominent national and international companies. We are moreover proud to devote great attention and detail to our most important clients - our private customers.

 

1956 EMPRESA MARTIN SA ACQUIRED

Empresa Martín SA is a regular passenger road transport concessionaire operating between Madrid-Leganés-Fuenlabrada-Moraleja de Enmedio and Arroyomolinos, and between Leganés and Getafe, its current name having been bestowed in 1962.

 

1979 RUADE SA ESTABLISHED

This company dedicated to the restaurant industry is responsible for the management of our chain of restaurants.

1986 WINNER OF THE URBAN TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT TENDER FOR SALAMANCA

In 1986 the company won the contract for the Salamanca urban transport service and created Salamanca de Transportes SA.

 

1990 PURCHASE OF UNAUTO SL

The managing company of Toledo’s urban transport was acquired in 1990 and the tender was subsequently renewed, with the implementation of a Modernization Plan of the Service.

1991 ACQUISITION OF TUBASA

Urban transport concessionaire of the city of Badajoz. Tubasa joined the group in 1991.

2000 ESTABLISHED IN MOROCCO AND CONSTITUTION OF AUTASA

Urban, inter-city, company and tourist transport services management firm.

A special employment centre was created with the support of the APAMEX association and GRUPO RUIZ, designed to train people with mobility difficulties and facilitate their access to the labour market.

2004 Oil&Parts MAROC CREATED

The company that would manage the service stations in the north of Morocco. GRUPO RUIZ becomes the official vehicle for the Getafe C.F. first team. 

2005 WINNER OF THE TENDER FOR TRANSPORTE URBANO DE LINARES

Creation of Transportes Urbanos de Linares SA, designed to manage this new tender. In this same year, the company established a base in Seville, managing the transport of the municipality of Alcalá de Guadaira.

2008 ACQUISITION OF VEHICLE COMPANY CTM

This company manages the urban service of the city of Algeciras and of the municipality of Los Barrios, in the province of Cadiz.

2010 WINNER OF THE TANGER-MED PORT AREA MANAGEMENT TENDER IN MOROCCO

Responsible, through its subsidiary company AUTASA MED, for the communication of passenger traffic in the Strait of Gibraltar from the embarkation/disembarkation area to the port. In the same year, it was awarded the tender for the urban service of the town of La Rinconada, province of Seville.

2012 WINNER OF THE TENDER FOR TRANSPORTE URBANO DE MURCIA

In 2012, the company began managing the urban transport of this important city with over 400,000 inhabitants.