Shell & DISA Aviation España SL will incorporate the aviation activities currently operated by Shell Aviation España SLU, while remaining associated with the international business framework established by Shell Aviation. Today’s announcement sees Shell combine its global experience with that of a local partner, a successful model that Shell Aviation has already implemented in a number of countries globally.
Raimundo Baroja, DISA’s CEO, stated: “We are proud to have completed this deal with a global leader such as Shell. It will allow us to return to the aviation sector with the strong belief that it will mean a win-win alliance for both parties and our customers”.
Xinsheng (Sheng) Zhang, Vice President, Shell Aviation, said: “This marketing joint venture in Spain reinforces our aviation network in Europe and our competitive position as a global provider of aviation fuels. We are delighted to have DISA as a partner in Spain to combine its local knowledge with Shell’s world-class expertise to provide high-quality products and services to our aviation customers.”
Shell is a global leader in the sale of aviation fuels and lubricants and has been present in the Spanish market since 1920. DISA, created in 1933, has focused its activities up to this point on logistics, storage, maritime and ground transport and the sale of petroleum products (LPG and fuels). This new marketing joint venture follows an agreement in 2004, which saw DISA acquire Shell's service station network in Spain.
Notes to Editors
DISA is the number one distributor of petroleum products in the Canary Islands and the number one independent operator in Spain. The company, with a turnover of 2.219 million Euros in 2011, has 542 service stations, of which 202 are located in the Canary Islands and 340 are in the mainland, Ceuta, and Melilla. They have 2,500 direct employees throughout Spain.
DISA is a diversified, multi-sector group with activities in other areas such as furnishings and the hotel industry, owning the Hotel Sheraton La Caleta Resort & Spa in Tenerife, a hotel in the Canary Islands that has received the Grand Luxury designation.
The Group also possesses an investment portfolio spanning diverse sectors, among which stand out: in the food and drink sector, the DAMM Group is the second largest Spanish operator in drink production. A group with more than 130 years of history, formed of companies that extend throughout Spain, holding capital shares in other markets such as mineral water. DISA is DAMM’s primary shareholder and, additionally, controls its management.
DISA also has a presence as a shareholder, through the DAMM Group, in Ebro Foods, Rodilla, and Cacaolat.
About Shell Aviation
Shell is active across the full aviation value chain. We produce aviation fuels and lubricants (across a range of grades); market, sell and distribute them; as well as offering further refuelling-related services to customers.
Shell Aviation is a leading global supplier of aviation fuels and lubricants with a heritage of over 100 years. We supply fuel at 800 airports in approximately 40 countries, including John F. Kennedy in New York, London Heathrow, Changi International in Singapore and Hong Kong International. We refuel a plane every 12 seconds. Our customers are airports and airlines, big and small, plus private customers such as corporate jet operators and flying clubs.
We have one of the world’s most extensive fuelling networks; we have a strong supply chain; we have a portfolio of world-class brands and products; we invest in technical innovation; we develop genuine partnerships with OEMs; we strive to put the customer at the heart of what we do and we respond to industry opportunities and challenges.
Shell Aviation: James Forth +44 20 7934 1249 / James.Forth@shell.com