A 100-year history

Who we are

The history of Petrucco begins in 1911, when engineer Alvise Petrucco founded the construction company in Cividale del Friuli (Udine), Italy, together with the Costantini brothers.

In the first half of the 1900s, the company established itself as a general contractor in the construction of roads, bridges, tunnels, and chemical plants. From the earliest years, the company affirmed its international character, carrying out projects both in Italy and abroad.

The first jacked underpass was built in 1978, and since that moment Petrucco has specialized in the Box Jacking method of underpass construction and temporary bridges to support the tracks, with the aim of allowing normal traffic circulation during the launch of the underpass below the tracks, roads, or highways.
In 1987, engineer Alvise Petrucco, grandson of the founder, founded Petrucco SA with headquarters in Madrid (Spain), importing the Box Jacking technology to Spain.

The constant search for new markets therefore led to the opening in 2010, in Miami Beach (Florida), of Petrucco USA LLC, active throughout North America.

The Petrucco Group provides: design services for the best solution for the construction of the underpass, based on available technologies, the peculiarities of the construction site and the customer’s requests; installation of temporary bridges; rental of its own pushing equipment; pushing the box; and technical assistance during the launch of the underpass.
The group holds numerous international patents, including the “Verona System” and the “C60 Bridge”, and has completed more than 1750 projects in Italy, Spain, the United States, Canada, Qatar, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, Ireland, Norway, Estonia, and Lithuania. With offices in Italy, Spain, and the United States, Petrucco is actively present in all markets in Europe, America, and North Africa.

Petrucco in the world

A thrust towards international markets has always been part of our DNA and led Petrucco to expand its global footprint in over 12 countries in the world, completing over 1750 projects.

To date, Petrucco has worked in Italy, Spain, the United States, Canada, Qatar, Portugal, Slovakia, Ireland, Norway, Estonia, and Lithuania.

The Petrucco Group consists of Petrucco Italia Srl, Petrucco SA, and Petrucco USA, with offices respectively based in Italy, Spain, and the United States.



In everything we do, workplace safety is not only one of our values, but our top priority. Our technological solutions are developed to ensure the highest safety standards for rail or road traffic and for construction site personnel.
At Petrucco, we commit ourselves every day to creating a safe and healthy environment for our workers, colleagues and clients. Our on-site training and learning programs ensure that Petrucco teams work to the highest possible safety standards, always respecting local requirements. Because our people are the heart of our company and we make sure we place the highest value on each one of them.


As the market leader for the Box Jacking and temporary bridges technologies, innovation is embedded in our company culture. With more than 40 years of experience and several patents, we created an uncontested market space. 

Our innovations in underpass construction cover the needs of higher speed of works, increased safety for citizens, and continuity of transport flows on rails and roads. Our expertise and unique patent-protected technologies, allow us to constantly evolve our working methods becoming more efficient and to comply with the evolution of safety regulations in the railway field.


We believe sustainability is the future: a solution that improves the way people live and build. At Petrucco, we strive to operate responsibly in everything we do, to create a meaningful impact on society.

By eliminating interferences, thanks to the underpass construction and the support of the tracks with temporary bridges, we minimize problems related to traffic and level crossings, making the road and rail system smooth and significantly reducing the risks related to grade crossings. Similarly, with the support of tracks with temporary bridges, we eliminate the problems related to train traffic, ensuring the normal circulation of rail traffic.