SG Foundation – Supporting Foodbank

During these unprecedented times and the current pandemic we find ourselves in, the Salvo Grima Foundation is digging deeper to continue to support those most in need and offer hope and stability where possible.

Salvo Grima Foundation is pleased to be supporting Foodbank Lifeline Foundation [Click here] through the donation of various food products on a monthly basis, according to their demand and requirement.

Health & Safety Measures Amid a Global Pandemic

It is our vocation to continue supplying our clients and their vessels despite the challenges posed by the current pandemic. We are taking full precautions to protect our clients, suppliers and our team, remote-working, safe-distancing, sanitising our working environments, and ensuring maximum hygiene and quality standards.

The images below show our trucks and loading area being professionally sanitised yesterday evening. Thank you to our excellent team for all their ongoing work!

Remote working at Salvo Grima Group

We would like to reassure all our clients, suppliers and collaborators that we are currently working normally off premises and holding meetings via teleconferencing. We have suspended all duty travel.

Due to recent investment in Cloud technology solutions, our staff are fully equipped to work remotely, so all our operations will continue without interruption.

However, as a precautionary measure due to Corona Virus 19, we regret to inform the public that we will not be able to accept visitors on our premises until further notice.

In order to enter our offices and warehouses, any unscheduled visitors and all staff will be screened for low-grade fever (37.3 degrees Celsius +) and obliged to use hand-sanitiser.

CEO Karl Aquilina featured in Malta CEOs 2020

Salvo Grima Group CEO Karl Aquilina features amongst Malta’s most influential business minds in the latest edition of Malta CEOs Magazine 2020.

The theme of his interview centred around the Group’s 160th anniversary and the challenges and opportunities of geographical diversification and agile change.

The full interview can be viewed here:

Team Salvo Grima completes the Grid challenge

A team of seven colleagues from across Salvo Grima Group have successfully completed one of Malta’s largest outdoor events on 18th October, braving a set of challenges and obstacles before reaching the finishing line.

Salvo Grima Group sponsored a group of both experienced and novice athletes to take part in the October 2019 edition of the GRID challenge.

Those taking part were Andrew Azzopardi from Number Twelve Fine Wines & Provisions, Steven Gouder, Walter Oosthuizen and Jelle Hoekstra from Vladex BV, Luisa Galea from Salvo Grima Yacht Supply, Wendell Schembri and Sylvana Spiteri from SG Management Services Ltd. 

Congratulations and well done to all!

Image credit: Karl Anastasi

Salvo Grima at IMPA London 2019

Salvo Grima Ship Supply has participated as an exhibitor at IMPA 2019, the annual maritime procurement event held between 10th and 11th September 2019

IMPA London is the world-leading exhibition and conference for maritime purchasing and supply chain professionals.

Every year, over 2,000 key decision makers attend IMPA from over 70 countries to do business, network with old and new partners, and gain key insights into the industry.

Malta Free Zones Act launched

The Malta Free Zones Act of 2019 has been launched, enabling the Malta Government to designate areas as free zones in Malta. This development has been welcomed as a step in the right direction to facilitate international trade.

Salvo Grima Group chairman Robert Aquilina was actively involved in the consultation process relating to this Act whilst chairing the Malta Chamber of Commerce and Industry‘s Logistics Committee.

The Act proposes the establishment of an authority to administer the free zones, whilst offering assistance to the enterprises operating within this sector, creating new opportunities in terms of high-quality jobs and commercial activity. 

“Our location at the commercial crossroads between Europe and Africa gives us a unique advantage,” said Economy Minister Chris Cardona, who presented the bill in Parliament. “This law will pave the way for Malta to become a centre of excellence for the logistics industry.”

Salvo Grima Group sponsors Wave of Change swim

Salvo Grima Group is proud to support a marathon swim being organised by fund-raising organisation Wave of Change. Wave of Change volunteers, including Number Twelve General Manager Andrew Azzopardi will be swimming around the island of Gozo on 29th June 2019 to raise funds for environmental charities.

We wish them the best of luck!

Salvo Grima Group holds its first Annual Conference for staff

Over 60 staff members participated in Salvo Grima Group’s first annual conference, which was held on 16th April 2019 at Xara Lodge in Rabat, Malta.

The event united teams from across all the Group’s operations, particularly Malta and the Netherlands, and aimed to create an opportunity for all to meet up and share ideas and experiences in a relaxed setting.

Business coach and TedX speaker Nathan Farrugia delivered a talk on letting go of fear to increase performance, while Tribali musician Peter Paul gave a workshop on teamwork through music.

Salvo Grima Group to distribute Swedish Match products in Malta

The distribution of ‘Three Star’ and ‘Bryant & May’ products for the Maltese domestic market has just been taken on by Salvo Grima Group, which is proud to share the brands’ tradition of quality and reliability.

With their distinctive logos and bright packaging, ‘Three Star’ and ‘Bryant & May’ safety matches are a familiar sight in many Maltese households.

‘Three Star’ and ‘Bryant & May’ are two of the most famous brands produced by Swedish Match, a global company which develops, manufactures and sells market leading brands in the tobacco and lights product segments.

With headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, Swedish Match enjoys a large market share across several countries and aims to offer tobacco consumers alternatives to cigarettes. The firm employs over 5,000 people worldwide with production units in seven countries manufacturing several quality brands.

“Salvo Grima Group is proud to represent Swedish Match in Malta and we look forward to developing this business activity further, together with all stakeholders,” said Salvo Grima Group Chief Executive Officer Karl Aquilina. The distribution will initially be carried out in partnership with MMGH Limited.

Established in 1860, Salvo Grima Group is today a dynamic group of companies specialising in ship supply, travel retail, wholesale and product distribution in Europe and North Africa. It currently employs almost 100 people and runs operations in Malta, Spain and the Netherlands as well as North Africa.

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