Daabon is the abbreviation of the family surnames Davila Abondano. This family business group is composed mostly of the following firms:
C.I. TEQUENDAMA S.A.S.:Dedicated to the production, refining and processing of palm oil. The farmland areas are located in the municipalities of Aracataca, El Reten (Department of Magdalena) y Riohacha (Department of La Guajira). The extraction plant is located in the the jurisdiction of Aracataca and the refinery in the industrial area of Mamatoco in Santa Marta.
C.I. LA SAMARIA S.A.S.:Dedicated to the production and marketing of organic bananas. The farmland areas are located in the District of Santa Marta and the municipalities of Dibulla and Riohacha (Department of La Guajira).
LIQUID BULK TERMINAL OF THE CARIBBEAN - TERLICA S.A.S.Temporary storage for the load and unload of liquid bulk into ships at anchor in the docks of the Santa Marta Port.
ECO BIO COLOMBIA S.A.S.:Dedicated to the production and export of organic coffee. The farmlands are located in the basin of the Piedras River and micro-basin of the Gaira River on the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta.
FREE ZONE LAS AMERICAS S.A.S.:This free zone was created to house companies in the value chain of palm oil, with eco-efficiency principles. It is part of the agribusiness area of Mamatoco in Santa Marta.
BIOCOMBUSTIBLES SOSTENIBLES DEL CARIBE S.A.S.:This firm is dedicated to the production of biofuels. It is one of the Group's companies created in association with other investors of the region. This company constitutes the first unipersonal free zone in the country created for the production of biofuels which makes part of the Mamatoco agribusiness area.
The headquarters of business group is located in centre of the bay of the city of Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia, with sales offices in Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States.
The origins of the Daabon Group date from the first decade of the previous century, with the first generation dedicated to banana crops, cotton and livestock. In the late '80s, the Davila Abondano brothers decided to leave their traditional productive activities and enter the palm oil sector. Ten years later, they take a transition process and reach the markets with organic products, in addition to expanding its offering to bananas, coffee and cocoa.
The scope that Daabon has achieved in such a demanding market niche, as is the case in certified organic products, with high standards of social responsibility, has led the company to be considered one of the most prominent business players in its industry. In the palm oil sector, C.I. TEQUENDAMA S.A.S. was the first Colombian firm in mid-2010, to be certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and, likewise, to receive the certification by the Rainforest Alliance (September 2011).