History

2007

DVA implements a new organizational structure with seperate legal entities for the business units Plastics, Health & Nutrition, Steel and Agro under the new holding DVA International GmbH.

2005

DVA creates its own markets access for crop-protection products in Brasil. Three years later activities there are expanded into the Vetenary industry.

2003

The group expands its internationals presence by opening subsidiaries in Brazil, Colombia and India.

2001

DVA acquired a significant participation in Velsimex, S.A. de C.V., a leading Mexican agro-chemicals distributor.

2000

AGM Argentina, today majority owned by DVA, was founded to provide market access for crop-protection products.

1998

With a new subsidiary company in Mexico DVA enters into the local marketing and distribution of food additives and pharmaceutical raw materials.

1995

Internationals trade in food additives and pharmaceutical raw materials was added to the company's activities.

1993

The company entered into the business of agrochemical products.

1983

The groups trading and shipping activities were divided into independent legal entities.

1980

The company's first foreign office was opened in Peking, being among the first offices opened at the time by international companies in the P.R.China. 20 years later the office was moved to Shanghai and was recently converted into a subsidiary company.

1972

Horst Damm joined Detlef von Appen initialising the groups trading activities with main emphasize on steel export to Southeast-Asia.

1968

The shipbroker Detlef von Appen founded the company that became the starting ground for today's DVA, offering at the time shipping and forwarding services for Hamburg's exporting and trading houses.

CONTACT:

DVA International GmbH
Stadthausbr├╝cke 1-3
20355 Hamburg
Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)40 822285 5
Fax: +49 (0)40 822285 999

E-Mail: info@dva-group.com