Our inheritance

Our inheritance

We are a business family that has left an agribusiness legacy to many generations to come in the Department of Magdalena.


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1914

First crops and livestock business established by the first generation of the Davila family

1914
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1959 – 1975

  • Cotton crop 5 hectares
  • Establishment of the Dairy Company San Francisco (Dairy products).
  • First Oil Palm crops established by the second generation.
1959 - 1975
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1980

Consolidation of the Grupo DAABON (DAABON Group).

1980
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1985-1992

  • Establishment of the Tequendama milling plant (12 t/day).
  • Organic certification in Oil Palm, Coffee and Banana.
  • Installation of a fruit dehydration plant for banana, mango and pineapple.
1985-1992
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1993 – 1998

  • First coffee, crude palm oil and banana exports to the European and Japanese markets.
  • Establishment of the refinery plant (35 t/day).
  • Partnership with the Sociedad Portuaria de Santa Marta (The Santa Marta Port Society)
  • Terlica (Liquid Bulk Terminal) is established.
1993 – 1998
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1999 – 2003

  • DAABON is internationalized opening offices in Japan, United States, Australia and Europe.
  • Start of the alliances project (small producers).
  • The refinery plant is expanded, and the fractioning plant is installed.
  • Rainforest and NOP certifications for some of our products.
1999 – 2003
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2004 – 2009

  • First Colombian company to start the RSPO certification process.
  • New plant for shortenings.
  • Expansion of hectares for agricultural production (4.000 hectares)
2004 – 2009
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2010 – 2015

  • First company in Colombia to obtain the RSPO Certification.
  • Oil palm cultivations are Rainforest Alliance certified.
  • The Clean Development Mechanism is implemented by means of which an energy self-generation system is commissioned.
  • Operation of the DAMA 4 plant (1000t/day)
2010 – 2015
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2015 – At Present

  • Concession agreement for the Sociedad Portuaria Las Americas (Las Americas Port Society).
  • Commissioning of the soap bar production plant.
  • First honey harvest from our conservation areas.
  • FairTrade Certification in Palm Oil.
  • First company to be RSPO Next certified in the world.
  • First exports of Hass avocado to Europe.
2015 – At Present