The Industrial Division develops its major activities in the manufacturing of autoparts, plastic and rubber products, and agricultural tools in Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.
It engages mainly in the distribution of light and heavy vehicles, for transportation, construction, earthmoving and mining activities; it provides support services in all its lines, with spare parts and specialized service shops. It also distributes autoparts and tires.
The Construction Division develops industrial, commercial and housing projects.
This is the story of two brothers who left Lebanon in the 1930’s and decided to make Colombia their new home, the home of their families and the starting point for a new future. It is the tale of a journey across three continents and many cities and harbors of Asia, Europe and the American continent. The voyage includes endless travels across oceans, mountain ranges and tropical forests, prior to their arrival in a small town in the Northern part of Colombia.
In 1932 Mr. Chaid Neme settled in Ocaña, Norte de Santander, and opened a small shop selling fabrics and hats. The business slowly grew into a general store, supplying a wide variety of miscellaneous items. In 1937, Chaid and his brother Hares decided to take advantage of the surge in mining exploration and expand the company by going into the supply of machinery parts. In the 1940’s they again decided to broaden the company’s horizons, this time by expanding into the supply of automobile parts, taking advantage of the boom in the automotive industry.
Ten years later, the Neme brothers make the decision to embark on yet another expansion plan, this time into the local manufacture of spare parts. Later on, they take advantage of the beginning of the local automobile assembly industry and position their factory as an original equipment supplier for the new cars, foreseeing the future importance of auto part production and sales for the Colombian economy.
In 1976 they decide to enter the sphere of international business and begin to export spare parts to different parts of the world. Today, the companies of the Chaidneme Group export their products to 32 countries in North and South America, Europe, North Africa and Asia.
In the early 1980’s, Hares’ son Nayib Neme joins the company. As a result of the generational transition, the organization witnesses the introduction of new concepts in modern and effective management, with the creation of Chaidneme Group. This organizational model is still in place today.
In 1993, in response to the challenges of globalization with its various resulting bilateral and regional trading agreements, the Chaidneme Group extends its facilities into the Andean market and takes its first steps with investments in Ecuador and Venezuela, thereby consolidating strategic alliances in the region. In 2005 the stage was set for many new prospects in Latin American, European and Eastern markets.