Michael Debono / Toyota Malta

Debono Group on Friday commemorated the work and legacy of Founder and motor vehicle industry stalwart Michael Debono, in the week of the 24th anniversary since his death.

The company’s origins start in 1952, when he set up a coach body building business operating from a garage in Freedom Avenue in Żebbug. Afterwards, he built the Debono Service Station in 1958, and just two years later, imported the very first Toyota vehicle – a Toyopet Crown Deluxe – that was sold in Europe.

The move earned him the reputation as the entrepreneur who “changed the Maltese mobility industry”.

He passed away in 1999 at the age of 69, and the family business is now headed by Geoffrey Debono as CEO, having taken overall responsibility of the company in 2006.

“He is remembered fondly and missed by his family, friends, and all of Debono Group. May he rest in peace,” the company added.

Debono Group has now grown to become more than just a Toyota dealership, delving into various areas including the selling and servicing of commercial vehicles and motorcycles. It also invested in an engineering and a technology company, and has recently turned its attention to the development of shared transportation solutions.

Featured Image:

Debono Group Founder Michael Debono / Toyota Malta


Charles Xuereb / Trident Estates Annual Report

Firms not offering flexibility find it difficult to recruit and retain employees, says Trident Estates CEO

30 May 2024
by Fabrizio Tabone

Charles Xuereb notes that the office environment has an impact on corporate culture and lifestyles tenants want to promote.

‘Technology is changing at a rapid pace, so staying at the forefront means we need to adapt’ – BMIT CEO

30 May 2024
by Helena Grech

As the leading local technology company shares its financial results for 2023, CEO Christian Sammut attests that forward-looking plans for ...

Medserv and Regis ‘have forged a powerful alliance,’ says CEO

30 May 2024
by Robert Fenech

The company is celebrating 50 years from the founding of Medserv

‘Past year was predominantly marked by growing competitive pressures,’ says Farsons CEO

30 May 2024
by Fabrizio Tabone

During the financial year ended 31st January 2024, Farsons Group’s pre-tax profit rose by 4.9% to €16.1 million.

Close Bitnami banner