Davila Group Centennial
Last September 2017, Grupo Davila celebrated its first centenary in the city where it was born, Vigo.
The commemoration took place at Marina Davila Restaurant on Saturday, 16 September, during a dinner presided over by the current CEO of the Group, Eduardo Davila. The event was attended by 450 people from all our branches in Spain (Algeciras, Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, Bilbao, Zaragoza, Seville, Marin and Vigo) and the managers of all our branches around the world, and it paid tribute to the leaders and teams that preceded them in time as well as to their current collaborators.
The origins of Grupo Davila date back to 1917, with the foundation in Vigo of its parent company, Joaquín Davila y Cía, a company that focuses its activities on the representation of tramp vessel owners, project and regular line cargo, chartering, customs agents, transits, air and land cargo and integrated logistics.
In 1993 Termavi, Terminales Marítimas de Vigo, was created. A company that deals in container traffic management in the Port of Vigo.
Another milestone in the history of the Davila Group is the foundation, in 1999, of the freight forwarding company Altius, which made it possible to expand its services to the field of integrated logistics to assist the Foreign Trade sector and which specializes in the transport of large structures by sea. Altius currently has branches in 10 countries in America and Europe.
The Group also has other specialised companies in its sector that complete its offer, such as Yacht Consultancy, specialising in yacht and chartering services; Marina Davila Sport, which offers customers a comprehensive service in the field of nautical sports, and the Marina Davila Restaurant, which stands out for its haute cuisine.
It also has its own port facilities, such as those of Termavi, at the container terminal in Vigo, and those of the company DART (Davila Reefer Terminal), one of the Group's companies founded in 2002, that offers refrigerated facilities in the port of Marín.
Today, the Davila Group is made up of more than 500 employees, with 21 companies distributed in 10 countries around the world. The great growth experienced in recent decades has not prevented it from maintaining its family spirit and the values with which it was founded a century ago.