The international adventure of Domingo Alonso Group started more than 20 years ago when we decided to start-up in the nearby archipelago of Cape Verde. This was, in 1998, our first business experience out across the Canary Islands borders. Ever since then, most of the efforts of Domingo Alonso Group have been devoted to the internationalization of the company. Today, we operate in more than 35 markets on 3 different continents: Europe, America, and Africa, distributing more than 25 brands.
We have HQ in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, a regional delegation in Miami, and we operate in the following markets: Colombia, Venezuela, Portugal, Spain, Angola, Cape Verde, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Mozambique, Zambia, Senegal, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Guinea Conakry, Liberia, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Togo, Benin, Saint Thomas and Prince, Equatorial Guinea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Rwanda, Cameroon, Republic of Congo. Central African Republic, Chad, and Gabon. However, the desire to conquer new markets does not stop and Domingo Alonso Group is looking at new countries, with new projects for more brands.
The group is a great example of internationalization, that has succeeded in finding business opportunities in other markets during the years of a declining economy. Proof of it would be that Actualidad Económica, a Spanish business magazine, has awarded the company in 2016 for the Best International Career.
Domingo Alonso Group reached, in the financial year 2007, 900 million euros in turnover, a record figure in the group's history. Subsequently, due to the strong economic recession that affected Spain and, with much more aggressively, the Canary Islands, strategic territory within the Group, it saw its turnover reduced during 2008 and 2009. Since then, thanks to the improvement in the national and international business tendency, as well as the investments made by the Domingo Alonso Group, has managed to recover the positive trend. Since then, its turnover has experienced steady growth.
Domingo Alonso Group remains firm in its strategy based on four main pillars: steady improvement of the efficiency in its existing business and investments, the internationalization of its core business, the automotive sector, the expansion in the technological business through its own developments and its subsequent internationalization and its increase in its investments in the tourism sector.
Domingo Alonso Group is aware of the importance, in the automotive sector where it operates, of obtaining of synergies generated with the size as well as the development and the multiple mobility options that the client may require. These objectives will be key in the Group's development strategy.