The Gasan Group

This is us

The STORY

Our history forges our future.

Today the Gasan Group is one of Malta’s longest-standing businesses and is still wholly owned by second and third-generation family members who cherish the strong values and customer-driven approach that first sparked the Gasan success story in the 1920s.

In 1928, the late Joe Gasan, the Group’s founder, was appointed sole concessionaire for Ford Motor Company in Malta. This turned into one of the longest lasting franchises awarded by Ford outside the United States and the cornerstone upon which the Gasan Group was built. Simultaneously, Mr Gasan operated the ‘Malta Mail and Passenger Service’ between Malta and numerous other Mediterranean ports, placing the company at the forefront of the then-budding tourism sector. This period also led to the running of Malta’s main public bus service, as well as the importation of consumer and pharmaceutical goods, including the representation of the Boots franchise on the Island.

From the 1970s, under the helm of Joseph A. Gasan, the son of the founder, The Gasan Group acquired new franchises for the automotive and marine business and the Group diversified into new areas of business. This trend of diversification continued delivering success with the appointment of Joseph A. Gasan’s son, Mark, as CEO of the Group and brought in an era of further expansion and solid returns that shows no signs of slowing down. Some notable achievements of the group under the helm of the second and third generation include:

  • capturing a significant share of the local insurance market and creating opportunities overseas;
  • introducing cable television to all Maltese households;
  • securing a strong presence in the development of residential and commercial property;
  • becoming a leader in total building solutions and subsequently growing into a leading facilities management contractor; and
  • investing in clean and renewable energy.
In the last few years, the Group successfully embarked in the consolidation of its four core pillars, with the companies within each pillar considered to be amongst the market leaders in Malta

The timeline

important milestones in our journey

1970

Joseph Gasan takes the helm of the group.

1970
1973

Acquired Mazda and Yamaha brands.

1973
1975

Formed Gasan Insurance Agency

1975
1980

Acquired Volvo and Jaguar brands.

1980
1990

Ventured into mechanical engineering and communication technology by setting up Mekanika and Melita

1990
2000

Developed two shopping malls in Malta, including 6 cinemas in Valletta and Paola

2000
2001

Moved to new state-of-the-art premises in Imriehel

2001
2003

Formed GasanMamo Insurance Ltd.

2003
2007

Sold Melita Group for 167.5 Million Euro

2007
2012

Merged the automotive and marine business and acquired Honda, Chevrolet and Isuzu brands

2012
2014

Mark Gasan is appointed CEO of the Gasan Group

2014
2015

Commencement of Piazzetta Business, Park Sliema

2015
2016

Commencement of The Quad Business Towers Project, Central Business District

2016
2017

Completion of Electrogas LNG to power plant in Delimara

2017