The Ibercóndor Story
THANK YOU We would like to thank the people, companies, entities, authorities and professional groups that have trusted who we are, our philosophy and our way of understanding and defending well done work, based in humanity, professionalism, effort, respect and ethics.
Following is a brief history of our company, outlining the projects and achievements that have made us who we are today. We are proud to share our success with all of you.
We continue, full of enthusiasm, to rise to the challenge of achieving new milestones, excited to watch (our) Big Family grow.
Luis Miquel Sala i Mut - President
Luis Mellado i Fontanet - General Director In 1982 Ibercóndor was born, the brainchild of our current president Presidente Lluis Miquel Sala i Mut, with a commitment to "meeting the needs of our clients."
From the beginning, Ibercóndor stood out for its positioning within the air freight sector, its chief focus in those early days.
In 1982 Ibercóndor was named as an IATA Cargo Broker.
In 1992 Luis Mellado i Fontanet joined the team as General Director, responsible for the growth and evolution of the Company, diversifying the business by creating the four main areas of operation (air, maritime, land and customs), setting each one up as its own entity.
This date ushered in a period of consolidation and reaffirmation at Ibercóndor:
1993 International land transport expansion, up through the present day maintaining regular groupage services with more than 10 countries and full loads to all of Europe.
1997 Began first contacts with Asia, specifically China; today we are leaders in air and maritime import traffic for that area of the world.
1999 Ibercóndor is awarded the ISO 9001 Certificate in all its divisions by Bureau Veritas and ENAC; this same year, our company was a finalist for the EFQM Awards (European Foundation for Quality Management) from the Catalan Regional Government.
2001 Ibercóndor is recognized by D&B - Dun & Bradstreet (Informa) as one of the best Spanish companies, maintaining this rating up to the present day.
2002 Ibercóndor initiated an intense expansion effort in México during the next four years.
2003 VALENCIA. National expansion began with the opening of offices in Valencia. A move to new offices in September 2007.
2003 Ibercóndor Barcelona moves to its 600 m2 new offices in the month of June due to its significant growth in the previous years.
2004 Ibercóndor Barcelona, SA is authorized as a corporation by the Customs Administration at the presentation of DUAS through indirect representation.
2005 During the Salón Internacional de la Logística (SIL) ceremony, Ibercóndor receives the B.C.L. Award (Barcelona Logistic Centre), from among seven hundred companies, for BEST NATIONAL LOGISTICS PROJECT 2004. The award is presented by the President of the Port Authority of Barcelona, in a ceremony/ dinner that brought together more than five hundred professionals from the sector.
2005 ZARAGOZA. Opening of commercial offices in Zaragosa.
2006 MADRID. Opening of offices in February. Move to the Air Freight Centre in March of 2008.
2006 BARCELONA AIRPORT. New offices and warehouses in the Cargo Terminal, up and running since the end of that year: 504 m2 of office space and 1540 m2 warehouse space (1915 m2 parcel). Currently the only freight forwarder in this location, a strategic meeting point between seaport and airport. Thus a new logistics division was created.
2008 Ibercóndor is named as an Accredited Agent (AA) by the Ministry of Development (Directorate General of Civil Aviation).
2009 Ibercóndor created the Canary Island Division, through an agreement with the Gran Canaria Agency (a renowned Freight Forwarder and Customs Agent). Carrying out weekly maritime and air consolidations, covering all the islands up to delivery to the receiver.
2009 In September, the National Transport Division was born, with the incorporation of a team of professionals specialized in this traffic, offering our clients daily departures to all of the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands.
2009 On 2 November, Ibercóndor is certified by the Public Tax Authority (Customs Administration) as OEA (Authorized Economic Operator), in their broadest category of Customs Simplification and Security/ Protection (OEAF), joining a small and elite group of companies in the Spanish territory that are in possession of this.
2010 In March, Ibercóndor launched its international expansion by establishing a presence in Italy, forming part of the capital of the firm TILAR ITALIA SRL, with headquarters at 20010 Buscate (Milan) and platforms besides in Milan (Lombardia) in Emilia Romana, Veneto, Tuscany and Naples.
Today we can say that Ibercóndor:
- Represents a new model of business culture
- Is a point of reference in logistics
- Is proud of our world-wide network of collaborators
- Views quality as a management tool
- Believes in humanism, key point and priority in our organization
- Is sensitive to the problems of todayys world
2011 Today, at the beginning of 2011, we have already laid the groundwork to make an intercontinental jump, with a presence in..."coming soon, we shall keep you duly informed"...