ABOUT US

COMPANY PHILOSOPHY

  • Complete dedication to the interests of our suppliers.
  • Providing outstanding service to our customers.
  • Developing an energetic and modern organization that can quickly adapt to the constant changes in our area’s of business development.
  • Committing ourselves to achieve the greatest possible market share for our products.
  • Helping improve the quality of life in our community.
  • Providing an updated education and training to all of our staff at every level of the company.

MR . ALBERTO MOTTA
FOUNDER

HEADQUARTERS

  • Main offices located in the Colon Free Zone in the Caribbean Entrance to the Panama Canal
  • The Colon Free Zone is the largest Free Zone of the hemisphere: With transactions of $30 billion per year.
  • Four modern ports located a few miles away
  • Duty free regime.

COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES

  • Affiliated companies in Panama, Venezuela, Colombia, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Mexico, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, USA, Chile, Peru, Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia and Honduras.
  • Financially solid.
  • Experience ranging from distribution and sales to Duty Free Operations and Local Markets
  • We provide credit facilities to our clients.
  • Over 2,000 motivated employees.

OUR HISTORY

1936

Motta & Motta Begins selling liquors and perfumes to cruise ships transiting the Panama Canal.

1936

1948

Colon Free Zone is established.

1949

Motta & Motta opens the first Duty Free Store of the Hemisphere in Panama.

1949

1952

The Colon Free Zone issues its first operating license to  Motta Internacional (three employees).

1955

Motta Internacional begins the  distribution of perfume and cosmetics brands. First contract established with Dior.

1965

Motta Internacional goes into the electronics distribution business. First contract with Philips.

1975

Motta Internacional  adds Cartier as part of its Brand Portfolio.

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1997

United Distillers, known today as Diageo, appoints Motta as its exclusive distributor in Panama and the Colon Free Zone .

1999

Motta Internacional opens its  first Cartier Boutique in Panama City.

Motta signs a contract with Nintendo to handle distribution within limited regions of Latin America .

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2004

Motta reaches an agreement with Nintendo, becoming the exclusive distributor for all of Latin America.

2005

Motta Internacional opens its first Montblanc boutique in Panama City

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Motta Internacional opens its new watch multibrand retail concept called “TIEMPO”.

2009

Motta reaches an agreement with Apple to open its first Apple Premium Reseller store (iShop) in Colombia

2006

Motta spins off its Nintendo division to form Juegos de Video Latinoamerica in order to expand its operations, efficiency, and customer service.

2008

Motta Internacional reaches an agreement to open its first Ferragamo Boutique.

2010

Motta reaches an agreement with Hugo Boss to open the group´s first Boutique.

Motta expands iShop to Costa Rica. The total number of iShop stores increases to 5 in Colombia and 5 in Costa Rica

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2012

Opening of first ARTURO CALLE clothing store in Multiplaza Pacific Mall, Panama.

iShop stores expand to 17 in Colombia and 11 in Costa Rica

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2013

Motta adds 2 Apple Premium Reseller stores in Panama City

2013

Motta Internacional opens Centrolum in the Colon Free Zone. a new subsidiary for distribuition of Lamps and Lights products

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2014

Motta opens a Carolina Herrera Boutique in El Salvador and Honduras

2014

Motta Opens a Fossil Boutique in Multiplaza Pacific Mall and Albrook Mall, Panama.

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Motta opens a Tory Burch boutique in Multiplaza Pacific Mall, Panama.

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2015

Motta opens a Tag Heuer Boutique in Multiplaza Pacific Mall, Panama

Motta opens a Tory Burch boutique in Parque Arauco, Chile.

2015-2

Motta reaches an agreement to open a Swatch store in Panama airport.

Motta reaches an agreement to open a Montblanc Boutique in Panama airport.

Motta reaches an agreement to open a Adidas Store in Panama airport.

Motta expands Apple Premium Reseller obtaining  the 2 competitors in Peru becoming the only APR in Peru.

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Motta reaches an agreement  with Apple to open the first Apple Premium Reseller store in El Salvador.

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Motta Opens a Longchamp Boutique en Bogota, Colombia

2016

New Duty Free Stores in Mariscal Sucre Airport, Quito, Ecuador:

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MAC

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Samsung

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