09 November 2015

Domingo Alonso Group, which has been the car market leader in Canarias for more than 10 consecutive years, working with Volkswagen, and which has also been present in more than 20 countries from Africa and Latin America; purchased Tinvesa’s old facilities from the bankruptcy administration which was carrying out the company’s liquidation.

The facilities purchased by Domingo Alonso Group, were built by Tinvesa in 1980. Their surface is 5,700m2 and they are located in Los Majuelos, 50 meters away from the Pabellón Santiago Martín, strategic area where most of the brands of the automobile sector are located. This exemplary infrastructure was home to a french brand car dealership, one of the best operators in the archipelago.

After the intense and useful labor of the Architectural Firm Alonso Sosa, the application for the necessary licenses and the selection of the contracting, the complete remodelling and an update of the facilities that will host Volkswagen, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Skoda, Audi and Ducati, along with the garages and the spare parts warehouse, have begun. All these will involve a total investment of 7 Million Euros. The project will start during the present year and will be finished by the summer of 2016.

This investment was totally necessary, due to the trust vested in Volkswagen Group by Domingo Alonso Group, as well as to the need to keep offering the bes service to its customers, according to the words of its Managing Director, Marcelo Pérez.

The introduction of the best and most advanced technologies, the innovative design and the distribution of the expositions, as well as the improved managing systems and the customer service in sales and after sales, will all help establishing the new facilities from Domingo Alonso Group in Tenerife, as the best and most cutting edge ones in the automobile sector in all Canary Islands.

Among the most highlighted novelties that will be implemented in this new project, we can find the products developed by the different “Software Factories” of Domingo Alonso Group. SIMA, recognized internationally, is a management tool for importers and car dealerships in the areas of garages, spare parts warehouses, trade, after sales service and management. This software was developed in 2008 by AIDA, a company part of the Domingo Alonso Group, which has just launched the last update for this tool and contains significant improvements regarding to managing all the processes within the company and towards the customer, and that will start to be implanted in this new facilities.

These excellent news, not only for Tenerife, but also for all the Canary Islands, will involve job creation, in addition to the 1,500 workers that are already part of Domingo Alonso Group engine all over the world. The company continues its contribution to the worldwide job creation, with 800 new employment opportunities. Likewise, the professional development from the current employers will also be encouraged, since they will assume greater responsibilities.

The tough economic recession experienced in Spain during the last years has been precisely the spur for Domingo Alonso Group to make important investments in infrastructure and software tools. Such investments will rationalize business and enable the company to offer the customers a dynamic, modern service; taking advantage of the synergies provided by the fact that the company has not only created subsidiaries dedicated to the creation of software and technological applications, but also to the logistics sector.

During the last nine years, the Domingo Alonso Group has invested a yearly average of 18 Million Euros, including the items spend for new business units and the internationalization of the different existing business units. Thus, the investment program carried out by Domingo Alonso Group has been strengthened.

Domingo Alonso Group develops its activity in Tenerife with Volkswagen, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Skoda, Audi and Ducati through the car dealerships Cuatromoción and Hatusa. Since Domingo Alonso Group is the worldwide fourth oldest Volkswagen importer, the opening of these innovative facilities in Tenerife, will match the celebration of its 80th anniversary.