Presentation


Founded in 1980 in the Autonomous Region of Madeira, today the AFA Group is a corporate group with consolidated international business and holding interests in various business areas, though still maintaining its main activity of civil construction and public works.

Internationally speaking, the African continent is still the geographic area which concentrates the greatest interests of the AFA Group. It was in this Continent that in 2007 in Mauritania and Senegal that AFA Group started its international expansion; and it is in this continent where today it still has its main market in the Republic of Angola.

In addition to Madeira where it is the market leader in engineering and construction sector, the AFA Group is also present on the Portuguese mainland and in the Azores, maintaining interests in various business areas and in all of them seeking to be a byword for modernity, consistency and confidence which constitute the specific features of its culture and its modus operandi on the markets where it is present.

Message from the Chairman

Message from the Chairman

Through hard work dedication, imagination and great technical and financial thoroughness AFA Group activity has been built, developed and consolidated over the last thirty years.

To achieve the goals it has always set itself, the AFA Group has opted for the following fundamental objectives:
- The rendering of an ever better service to customers;
- The creation of wealth and well-being;
- Action based on thoroughness and rigour;
- The implementation of environmentally appropriate and sustainable methods;
- The strengthening of the corporate social responsibility of the Group in the milieu where it acts.

It was based on the dedication of everyone - managers and employees - that the AFA Group grew, modernised, expanded and took its operations to an international scale, managing to get through the more adverse stages it has faced over time.

And it is this same attitude - technical and financial thoroughness, hard work and a mission spirit - which I am sure the AFA Group will be able, by creating its own opportunities, to pursue its path, meeting the challenges placed before it and strengthening its position on the global market.

However, in this highly competitive world just as important as technical and financial capacity are dedication, the spirit of cooperation in the Group and, first and foremost, the spirit of sacrifice and adaptation to the new realities and requirements of globalisation.

 

The internationalization of our company is already acquired data and a more and more permanent need.
 
We will maintain a team spirit with strong business culture and great collaboration and dedication among all of our workers, always with the objective of strengthening our presence in the markets where we operate, with high professionalism and a competitive spirit, seeking to do more and better, above all in a difficult and elusive time.
 
Personal and group value, professional recognition and incentive for merit will continue to be part of our work philosophy, propelling and embracing new challenges, with the same vigor, commitment and dedication.

Internationalization

In the light of the international trends, the AFA Group has sought to make the most out of globalisation, exploring business opportunities on other markets.

With this in mind, and further to a major commercial drive, in 2007 two highway works were awarded to the AFA Group as part of a consortium, one in Mauritania and the other in Senegal. 

Concurrently, AFA Group sought to enter the Angolan market, also awarding a highway work. The Group set up in Angola with the incorporation of a branch of AFAVIAS and the implementation of a structure capable of meeting the new demands it has placed on itself. It is currently expanding and its presence is already consolidated in eight provinces.

 

At this time, the AFA Group is in the process of expanding its international operations into two additional markets - Colombia and Equatorial Guinea - the second AFAVIAS branch being established in Colombia on 5 August 2016, while in the second country the constitution of the branch is in its final stage.