Hormino Maia Celebrates 94 Years in the Brazilian Market

Hormino Maia’s constitutor Mr. Hormino Maia came to Santos in 1920 and opened two companies focused in customs broker services. In 1922, Mr. Maia received his official registration as Customs Broker issued by the Federal Government. In that decade, due to the bureaucracy, it took a great deal of time to be issued and authorized. After a long illness, Mr. Maia passed away on August 26, 1944. During this period, as the pioneer of customs broker, Mr. Maia acquired many customers and great friendships and business relationships in the market. However, he left a widow without material goods. Amazingly, as a result, the company’s employees, his widow and with the support of loyal customers, it was then decided to continue the business activities.

On September 15, 1944 “Escritorio Hormino Maia de Despachos Ltda., was created, but the first registration as a company dates back to 1922.

The success of this initiative is demonstrated by the loyalty of many customers who have used Hormino Maia’s services for many years.

Hormino Maia is composed of 100 employees. There are 50 employees at the Head Office in Sao Paulo and the remainder are located in branch offices in Santos, Guarulhos, Campinas, São Jose dos Campos.

The shareholders are composed of 14 employees and follow the company’s philosophy closely. When one of shareholders retires or decides to leave the company, other employees are invited to participate at this level of the corporation. There are requirements set in place for an invitation to shareholders that include, for example, numbers of years of service to the company, alignment with the company’s philosophy and a in-depth focus on business growth.


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