Who We Are
In 1969, Tegma was founded as Transportadora Sinimbu, which was the street´s name that the company started its operations in São Cristóvão, Rio de Janeiro. Fernando Schettino and Francisco Creso founded the company that was originally responsible for carrying meat. In 1971, after commercial negotiations the company started to carry General Motors´ vehicles from fabrics located in São Caetano do Sul-SP to Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi. The expansion of the vehicle carrier business was exponential and it became the main business of the company in a short period, alongside with the acquisition of others companies and the conquest of new customers. After 50 years of existence, the company was consolidated as one of the main vehicle logistics operator of the country.
Tegma acts in logistics of brand-new vehicles for mostly all automakers in the country and the main importers. The performance of Tegma involves the collection of vehicles in the fabric or in the port, the management of automakers ´patios, storage of vehicles not invoiced, services of PDI (Pre – delivery Inspection) and the transportation of vehicles to the dealerships or ports. The 50 years know – how and a comprehensive control based on a tracking technological system, exact location of vehicle by its´ registration number in a patio containing over 8 thousand vehicles and a KPI oriented process (GEROT – Routine Management) are our greatest competitive advantages. Our business model is not based on assets. During our operations, we mostly use rented assets or we hire third parties for the operations.
In 2012, Tegma distributed 1.2 million vehicles, using patios all over the country that all together add up to 1.8 million sq² and 1.3 thousand transportation equipment’s, mostly all of them being owned by longtime partners.
The company is listed since July 2007 in B3 (Bovespa) of São Paulo in the highest governance category, Novo Mercado. From the IPO on, the operations of integrated logistics was incorporated to our portfolio and today is recognized as an important logistic operator for industrial/inbound logistics operations (supply line of production) and storage of consumer goods in Brazil. In industrial logistics, Tegma provides services to industries of personal care sectors (home ´n Care) and glassware, carrying hazardous material to its factories and to the branch of assembling home-appliances, managing the flow of parts to the factories. The storage activity provides services by means of 65,000 m² of warehouses in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Espirito Santo. The services are inventory management, labelling, separation of orders for different customers in the sector of consumer goods, foodstuffs, among others. The company is part of a Joint Venture called GDL in Espirito Santo for general and customs warehousing services.