While the company's origins stretch back to the late 19th century, Groupe Desgagnés as we know it today was officially incorporated in 1972. It is headquartered in Quebec City, Canada.
Decisions, strategies, and finances
Groupe Desgagnés is unique in the shipping industry for its level of diversification and the complementarity of its operations, qualities it surely owes to its organizational structure. Each subsidiary reporting to the head office is successful in its respective lines of business.
Complementarity and cohesion
Each subsidiary must adjust its operations for the overall strategy decided upon by corporate headquarters, while remaining mindful of its own business objectives. This policy of semi-decentralization is not only empowering and an incentive for excellence, it also combines diverse strengths to a productive, profitable end.
Corporate organization chart