Founded in 1933 in Denmark, Aage Hempel’s initial activities were the importation of commodities. Over time, the company’s activities expanded into shipping and logistics, primarily between Denmark and the USA. This evolved to include mechanical supply and repairs
In 1992, Maersk began operations in Algeciras’ port container terminal but needed technical assistance with the bridge equipment on their vessels.
This led to the formation of Aage Hempel Spain (now Aage Hempel Crame), a purely service driven company. From humble beginnings with just 4 people, today the company is part of a multinational Group comprised of 120 people, with over 13,000 services being conducted on an annual basis.
Over the years, Aage Hempel Crame successfully entered into many service agreements with most of the major marine electronic manufacturers in the world. In 2008, the business expanded yet again with the establishment of a sales department which has been growing ever since. In the same year, Aage Hempel Group was acquired by the Arbulu Group which also operates in Spain’s marine electronics industry. This large Spanish group now numbers almost 300 people.
Along the years Aage Hempel Group also grew internationally with the following offices now forming a part of the family:
Aage Hempel Spain
Aage Hempel Gibraltar Ltd
Aage Hempel Morocco Ltd
In 2008 it was sold to the present owners who are the Arbulu Group, a company also involved in the Marine Electronics Industry in Spain. This large Spanish Group now numbers almost 300 people.