Growing Businesses Together

SDA is a private investment holding dedicated to long term entrepreneurial growth

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“For 30 years, our ambition has remained unchanged: to ensure the development of our activities over the long term by teaming up with premium business partners and delivering value“.
Philippe de Moerloose, Founder & Chairman
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Discover the major moments that have shaped the group's development


With the SDA Group’s teams, we have always been able to combine ambition, boldness and hard work: our establishment and development throughout Africa since the 1990s are the best examples of it. We were among the first ones to believe in this tremendous potential. Today, we continue our diversification, both geographically and operationally.

Phase 1

African growth


Founded by Philippe de Moerloose in 1991, the Group expanded rapidly in Africa thanks to a combination of organic growth, joint ventures and acquisitions. Automotive and heavy equipment distribution activities are the core business of the Group, active in more than 30 African countries.

Phase 2

Geographic diversification

(2015 onwards)

SDA acquired Kuiken Groep, exclusive dealer of Volvo Construction Equipment and Sennebogen in Benelux in 2015 and Volvo CE’s exclusive dealership in Great Britain in 2017. These major milestones in the group’s geographic expansion allowed it to reach a yearly consolidated turnover of around EUR 850 millions.

Phase 3

Diversify sources of growth

(start 2017)

SDA has evolved from a local automotive import-export company into a tier one player in the distribution of premium automotive and equipment. Since 2018, we have been investing in private equity through funds allowing a real geographical and sectorial diversification.