Domingo Alonso is a family owned business group, that began its journey exporting tomatoes. In 1935, due to the already established international relations, it started its adventure in the automotive sector and became, in 1953, the fourth oldest importer for Volkswagen globally.
Detecting the necessary changes and overcoming the reticence within the company itself, are nowadays two key aspects of success in this progress, where new technologies have become an indispensable tool for the transformation and survival of the companies. For this reason, Domingo Alonso, in line with its strategy for expansion and diversification, has opted to invest in Information Technologies, Communication and Consultancy, with an investment of more than 10 million euros in the past 5 years, and this way it owns several companies within said sector.
Domingo Alonso currently is a business leader in more than 20 international markets.
Welcome to the Domingo Alonso Group´s new corporate site.
We will try to reflect here, that over 80 years of experience have not prevented us from being in constant renovation.
We also want to be very clear about our group and what we do, knowing that we can only be at the industry´s cutting edge if we fulfill our customer´s expectations. That is why we always look for feedback and suggestions.
On another note, I must highlight our impeccable corporate behaviour over the years, which has opened the door to important international partnerships.
We hope you enjoy our new website
Domingo Alonso's story begins in the Canary Islands, where it exported agricultural products. As a result of the experience and international relations it develops, Domingo Alonso starts importing cars.
Domingo Alonso becomes Volkswagen´s importer for the Canary Islands. This agreement makes it the fourth oldest importer for the brand worldwide.
Domingo Alonso is officially set up as a corporation, with an initial capital of 15 million pesetas. At that time, its head office is in León y Castillo 33, in Las Palmas.
The Wolfsburg factory prepares to ship the 5,000th Volkswagen to Canarias. At this point, Domingo Alonso is the market leader in the Canary Islands.
The agreement as Audi importer for the Canaries is signed. For Domingo Alonso, this brand is the epitome of technology, innovation, performance and design.
Domingo Alonso secures the import contract for MAN vehicles for the province of Las Palmas, even though the company has imported these vehicles to the islands since 1952.
An agreement is signed with Citroen Hispania, and the "Genial Auto" dealership is launched exclusively to sell and market Citroën, in the Las Palmas province.
Domingo Alonso secures Volkswagen´s import rights for communities of Ceuta and Melilla.
Domingo Alonso starts to manage ŠKODA, another brand in the Volkswagen Group, under an exclusive import contract.
The Domingo Alonso Groups opens the dealership “Cuatromoción” in Tenerife, which has over 3,000 m2 of shop floor to showcase the groups brands; Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, ŠKODA and Audi.
Cape Verde is the first step towards the internationalization of the Group. VAS Cabo Verde is set up, and becomes the official importer of Volkswagen, Seat, Skoda, Audi and MAN.
The Group launches SoporteMedia, a media planning agency.
An ambitious project is brought to life: the logistics center in Arinaga, Gran Canaria. This center is key to the Group´s organization as it meets, amongst other things, all the storage and management requirements.
The IT Department of the Domingo Alonso Group creates Desy, a simple sales platform that has spread across boarders and is used in nearly 900 dealerships worldwide.
The Domingo Alonso Group enters the Venezuelan market with the company VAS Venezuela managing the Volkswagen, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, ŠKODA, Seat, Audi, Porsche and Ducati brands in the country.
The company “MAN Vehículos Industriales Importador Canarias” is launched in order to give the brand a greater role within the Group.
The Group´s dealerships “Chevion Auto” and “Genial Auto” lead the Citroën market in the Las Palmas province.
The Domingo Alonso Group becomes a Patron of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, donating the sculpture "The Thinker", by the famous sculptor, Martín Chirino.
The Domingo Alonso Group expands its horizons by taking over the dealership in Gibraltar.
DoctorJob, an innovative and creative advertising agency, is launched.
Bentley, the luxury vehicles brand belonging to the Volkswagen Group, is handed over to Domingo Alonso, along with the arrival of the first Bentley Continental GT to the Canaries.
The Domingo Alonso Group buys its first plot in La Pardilla, in the local municipality of Telde in order to build a "Motor City" which will hold new and pre owned car fairs, after-sales service, offices, etc.
The dealership Domingo Alonso Servicio opens its new, 16,000 m m², headquarters in Gran Canaria.
Domingo Alonso becomes the official importer of the Lamborghini brand.
SIMA (Integrated Automotive Management System) is created, a tool for both the importer and dealer, to help them manage the workshop and spare parts, as well as sales and admin aspects.
The Canarian car rental company AVIS joins the Group.
The Group´s Nursery opens its doors in 2007 to improve the employee`s work - life balance. Currently, about 30 children are enrolled.
The Domingo Alonso Group has record results with a total of 39,123 vehicles sold in the Canary Islands, Ceuta, Melilla, Gibraltar, Cape Verde, Cuba and Venezuela.
VAS Colombia is established to import the Audi, SEAT and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle brands to Colombia.
The Advanced Logistics Development is created to manage and organize the transport and storage of goods, as well as to track vehicles from when they leave the assembly line to their delivery to dealerships.
The company Domingo Alonso Computer Applications (AIDA), is set up in April as a spin off from the Group´s IT department, and is a statement of the company's commitment to innovation and the development of new information technologies.
Domingo Alonso´s Volkswagen brand in the Canary Islands, is awarded, for the first time, the prestigious Best Car of the Canaries 2009 award for the Volkswagen Scirocco sports model.
Domingo Alonso recieves the "Outstanding Company" award, given by the prestigious BBVA bank, for their strategies on how to beat the recession with credible and transparent projects.
The Domingo Alonso Group, along with its partner, the Portuguese business group Salvador Caetano, enters the Angolan market as the sole importer of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Audi.
The Domingo Alonso Group continues to expand internationally and chooses Miami as a strategic platform to launch its internationalization strategy for the Latin American market.
The Volkswagen and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles dealership in Tenerife, Hatusa, becomes part of the Domingo Alonso Group.
Hyundai Canarias joins Domingo Alonso Group.
Efficiency Cars offers mobility solutions to car rental companies and other type of companies, through mid- and long-term leasing operations.
The La Palma Wagen, the Volkswagen and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles dealership on the island of La Palma, opens.
Singular Factory is a company founded in the Canary Islands, but with a global vocation, specialized in the creation and development of companies over the Internet, bringing ideas to life with the help of our partners, connoisseurs of the sector they belong to.
Arbentia, a business and IT consultant based in Madrid, enters the Domingo Alonso Group.
Despite being already present in other global markets, in 2015 Grupo Domingo Alonso became the importer and distributor for the Premium brand of motorcycles Ducati in the Canary Islands.
Honda Canarias joins the Domingo Alonso Group family, assuming the import of the brand to all the Canary Islands. However, since 2014, it already was the Official Importer for Honda in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
‘Opportunity’ was created to help all the companies of Domingo Alonso Group to provide the customer with a personalized and high quality service.
Domingo Alonso Group, as a business reference in the Canary Islands, seeks to contribute as much as possible to the development and well-being of the society and has shown for years its commitment to support different institutions.More info
In its commitment to renewable energies and environmental protection, the Domingo Alonso Group invested, in 2008, approximately 600,000 euros in a PV system.More info
Domingo Alonso Nursery School supports coeducation, integration, individualization and attention to diversity; because we consider Education as a process that covers different aspects, which build the autonomy, security and personality of the pupils, taking into account the individual and social dimensions.More info
Domingo Alonso, in 2002, donated the Martín Chirino sculpture «The Thinker», to the University of Las Palmas.More info
Domingo Alonso is a patron of the Foresta Foundation, a regional and private foundation championing forestry, and whose goal is to restore and improve the remarkable, but severely depleted, Canarian Natural Heritage.More info