Mexico's Quálitas operates as a monoline insurer specializing in auto insurance products. Founded in 1993, the firm started commercial operations in 1994 and currently operates 165 branches in every single Mexican state. As part of its regional expansion, Quálitas established subsidiaries in El Salvador (2008) and Costa Rica (2011). In 2014 it acquired a US firm to start offering third party liability coverage for both personal and commercial vehicles in that country. The company is controlled by Quálitas Controladora, a local holding.