History

1914
  • The Davila family begins their first crops of bananas.
  • First cattle ranching generation development

1975
  • Second generation of the Davila Family introduces the African Palm plantation for oil extraction

1990
  • Third generation of the Davila Family changes to organic farming practices

1992
  • Palm, banana and coffee plantations are certified by ECOCERT, becoming pioneers in their productions

1994
  • The Daabon Group becomes a major shareholder in the port of Santa Marta

1998
  • The liquid bulk terminal, TERLICA begins operation with a capacity of 32,000 tons

1999
  • First exports to the Japanese market
  • Beginnings of Las Alianzas project, cultivating palm and cocoa with more than 500 families

2000
  • Palm oil refinery is established
  • Daabon Germany and Daabon Dominican Republic are consolidated

2001
  • Daabon Japan is established in Tokyo as a joint venture
  • All Daabon products are JAS certified

1985
  • First palm oil extractor is established

2002
  • Daabon USA is established
  • Organic cocoa project starts
  • The Analdex prize is awarded to the Daabon Group by the Colombian Government

2003
  • Palm oil refinery is expanded and modernised
  • Daabon Australia is established
  • Coffee plantations obtain Rainforest Alliance certification
  • African palm plantations obtain Proforest and Bio Suisse certifications
  • Banana plantations obtain Social Accountability (SA 8000) certification
  • All Daabon products are NOP certified

2004
  • The Group acquires 4,000 acres in Santa Marta for the expansion of agricultural production
  • Margarine plant established

2006
  • Small farmers' cocoa project begins
  • New oil refinery goes into operation

2007
  • Daabon begins construction of the largest biodiesel plant in Colombia, with a capacity of 100,000 tons per year

2008
  • Biodiesel plant foes into production
  • Passed evaluation of the first life cycle (LCA) for the imports of fresh bananas to Japan

2009
  • Beginnings of the oleochemical industry
  • Banana plantations expanded to 1,000 hectares
  • Under the Fair-trade banana program, 150 houses are given to employees by Daabon
  • GHG Accounting and certification is available for Daabon customers (Palm & Banana)

2010
  • Daabon Group becomes the first Colombian and Latin American company to obtain the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification
  • The proposed Clean Development Mechanism is operational and the company starts a carbon offset program

2011
  • Palm plantations obtain Rainforest Alliance certification

2012
  • GMP-HACCP certification for good manufacturing practices, hazard analysis and critical control points
  • Tequendama SAS meets the requirements of the Sustainable Network Standard for the production of palm oil certification "Rainforest Alliance"