HISTORY

Cruz del Sur was founded in 1957, thanks to Víctor Masson's and Armando Menghini's vision.

Cruz del Sur has been a leading company in the transportation of loads and integrated logistics for 55 years. Throughout its vast history, it has provided services to the industry, the trade and individuals in their interchange operations at country level. Its constant search for improvement and development has brought about a wide array of services that prioritize customer assistance and quality through its various business units: Transportation Department, Integral Logistics Department, Distribution Department and Mining Department.

With the largest coverage in the country, Cruz del Sur offers a fast and efficient service through its vast network of branches and inter-zone services in over 2,500 towns. Its constant growth is supported by reinvestment in infrastructure, equipment, technology and training in Human Resources.

Throughout our history, our actions have maintained a clearly defined orientation so as to focus all our drive, innovation and commitment on the reinforcement of the values with which we continue to set the pace at Cruz del Sur.

"ONE NIGHT, WHEN MR. VÍCTOR WAS TRYING TO COME UP WITH A NAME FOR THE COMPANY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD WHILE MAKING DINNER WITH SAAVEDRA, THE DRIVER, HE SAID "WHY DO YOU WORRY SO MUCH IF YOU HAVE THE SOUTHERN CROSS (CRUZ DEL SUR IN SPANISH) BEFORE YOU?" JUAN CARLOS “TUCHO” LABOURIE
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    Mr. Víctor Masson, the pioneer. He founded Cruz del Sur in 1957.

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    The "Armandito" (or "little Armando"), an icon in the company's history. It was the first truck owned by Armando Menghini, current CDS Chairman.

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    The first express services of Cruz del Sur, a revolutionary benefit for the times.

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    From assisting just a few towns in the Patagonia, Cruz del Sur services now reach the whole country.

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    When the Patagonia started to develop, Cruz del Sur was a faithful testimony with its trucks loaded to the

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    Celebrating the company's 50th anniversary, a tautliner semi-trailer with the photographs of all the members of the company visited all the branches.

1957 >CRUZ DEL SUR FOUNDATION
1961 >Opening of the Puerto San Julián Branch (Santa Cruz).
1961 >In turn, Transportes Santa Cruz reached Río Gallego. In those times, the roads were rough and the landscapes wild.
1963 >Opening of the Comodoro Rivadavia Branch (Chubut).
1963 >Opening of the Río Gallegos Branch (Santa Cruz).
1966 >Opening of the Caleta Olivia Branch (Santa Cruz).
1969 >Opening of the Bahía Blanca Branch (Buenos Aires).
1971 >Opening of the warehouse located on Brasil street, the first warehouse in the Federal Capital (Buenos Aires), under the direction of Armando Menghini (current Chairman).
1973 >In order to automate processes and avoid inconsistencies, CDS purchased the first computer, which was a revolutionary move for those times, almost like science fiction. Cruz del Sur was stepping into the digital age.
1973 >The first Express delivery is made.
1983 >Opening of the Trelew Branch (Chubut).
1984 >Opening of the Comandante Luis Piedra Buena Branch (Santa Cruz).
1984 >Opening of the Río Grande Branch (Tierra del Fuego), the first branch on the island.
1988 >Opening of the Puerto Madryn Branch (Chubut).
1990 >Opening of the Neuquén Branch (Neuquén).
1992 >Cruz del Sur merges with Transporte Santa Cruz, starting the second big stage in the company's history. The merger's aim was to empower the sustained growth that the company had been having, besides increasing its coverage capacity in the country.
1993 >Opening of the Esquel Branch (Chubut).
1994 >Opening of the San Carlos de Bariloche Branch (Río Negro).
1994 >Opening of the El Calafate Branch (Santa Cruz).
1994 >Opening of the San Martín de los Andes Branch (Neuquén).
1996 >Opening of the Ushuaia Branch (Tierra del Fuego).
1997 >Opening of the Zapala Branch (Neuquén).
1997 >Opening of the Puerto Deseado Branch (Santa Cruz).
1997 >Opening of the Mar del Plata Branch (Buenos Aires).
1997 >Opening of the Mendoza Branch (Mendoza).
1997 >Opening of the Junín de los Andes Branch (Neuquén).
1998 >Opening of the San Juan Branch (San Juan).
1998 >Opening of the Sierra Grande Branch (Río Negro).
1998 >Opening of the San Antonio Oeste Branch (Río Negro).
1998 >Opening of the Chos Malal Branch (Neuquén).
2000 >Opening of the General Roca Branch (Río Negro).
2001 >Opening of the Logistics Operations Center (LOC) located inside the Central Market of Buenos Aires, a strategic hub in the movement of loads between the main exporting and importing points in the country.
2001 >Opening of the Río Turbio Branch (Santa Cruz).
2001 >Opening of the Cutral Có Branch (Neuquén).
2003 >Opening of the Villa La Angostura Branch (Neuquén).
2003 >Start of our contribution with the Garrahan Foundation.
2004 >Opening of the Río Colorado Branch (Río Negro).
2005 >Opening of the Rincón de los Sauces Branch (Neuquén).
2005 >Opening of the Pico Truncado Branch (Santa Cruz).
2006 >Cruz del Sur is certified for the first time by the ISO 9001 standard.
2006 >Opening of the San Rafael Branch (Mendoza).
2006 >Opening of the Piedra del Águila Branch (Neuquén).
2007 >Cruz del Sur celebrates its first 50 years of history.
2007 >Opening of the Ingeniero Jacobacci Branch (Río Negro).
2009 >Opening of the San Juan Minera Branch (San Juan).
2009 >Opening of the Tucumán Branch (Tucumán).
2009 >Opening of the Santiago del Estero Branch (Santiago del Estero).
2010 >Cruz del Sur is certified for the first time by the ICMI (International Customer Management Institute), thus becoming one of the first Latin American companies awarded with this certification.
2010 >Opening of the Jujuy Branch (Jujuy).
2011 >Cruz del Sur obtains the CEDOL Seal.
2011 >Opening of the Rosario Branch (Santa Fe).
2011 >Launch of the Project for Reception Centers in Buenos Aires, with the opening of the San Martín Reception Center (Buenos Aires) and the Liniers Reception Center (Buenos Aires).
2012 >Recertification and enhancement of the ISO 9001 Standard
2012 >Opening of the Perito Moreno Branch (Santa Cruz).
2012 >Opening of the Avellaneda Reception Center (Buenos Aires).