This international business group is now present in nine countries and has a staff of over 1,000 professionals. Founded in Valencia in 1932, today it is a leader in support services for operations, maintenance and decommissioning, surface treatment, logistics, energy efficiency and digital transformation for industrial sectors such as nuclear, wind, solar, photovoltaic, metallury, and many others.
Founded in Valencia in 1932, today GDES is present in nine countries and employs over 1,000 professionals
The history of this family business is the story of three generations that began in Pego (Alicante) at the beginning of the 20th century and in the midst of the post-World War I crisis, when Joaquín Dominguis Cardona decided to emigrate to the United States at the age of 17. He returned to Spain in 1923 with a clear business idea and created Pinturas J. Dominguis, a painting company.
In 1973, one of his sons, José Dominguis Renard -the current CEO- under the name Dominguis SL, saw an opportunity in the nuclear field. At the time, construction of the second generation of nuclear power plants had started in Spain. In 1975, they landed a contract for painting and coating services on buildings and facilities at the Almaraz Nuclear Power Plant. Next came the Cofrentes contract in 1978, followed by Trillo and Vandellós II.
The company continued to broaden its scope by gradually offering new services that covered the entire life cycle of the nuclear power plants and consolidating its position as a leading group in support services for operations, maintenance and decommissioning in the Spanish nuclear industry.
GDES provides services that cover the entire life cycle of the nuclear power plants, and is a leading company in the European nuclear industry
In 2005, the Grupo Dominguis holding company was set up, with José Dominguis as Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO. In 2012 Héctor Dominguis, Managing Director of the Group, took over as CEO continuing with the Group's strategy of growth and diversification.
Today, GDES, in addition to being a pacesetter in the provision of services to the nuclear industry at the European level with a presence in more than 20% of French nuclear power plants and with decommissioning projects in Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom, has expanded its services to new sectors and is present in nine countries: Spain, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Sweden, Portugal, Panama, Mexico and the United States.