GRUPO FERRÉ RANGEL'S HISTORY SPANS

100+ years and
07 industries

A JOURNEY OF GROWTH AND SOCIAL EMPOWERMENT
THAT TRANSCENDS ONE FAMILY.
1918

Puerto Rico
Iron works

Antonio Ferré Bacallao establishes Puerto Rico Iron Works in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

1941

Ponce Cement

Ponce Cement is founded by Antonio Ferré Bacallao and sons, under the Empresas Ferré entity.

1945

El Día

Luis A. Ferré, son of Antonio Ferré Bacallao, buys El Día, a regional newspaper based in Ponce.

1959
Museo de Arte de Ponce is established by Luis A. Ferré with a starter collection of 24 pieces
1963

Puerto Rican
Cement

Puerto Rican Cement, formerly Ponce Cement, becomes the first Puerto Rican company to be listed in the New York Stock Exchange.


1969

Centros
Sor Isolina
Ferré

After 30 years of mission work throughout Puerto Rico and the United States, Sister Isolina Ferré retires to the La Playa sector in the Municipality of Ponce. A week later she establishes the center that would later be called Centros Sor Isolina Ferré.

1970

El Nuevo Día

Antonio Luis Ferré, purchases El Día newspaper from his father Luis and moves its operations from Ponce to San Juan, where the regional publication is relaunched nationally as El Nuevo Día.

"AL SERVICIO DE MI TIERRA".
"AT THE SERVICE OF MY LAND".

Antonio Luis Ferré.

1993

El Día Directo

El Día Directo begins connecting customers and businesses through a call center, direct marketing and a fulfillment facility.

1997

Endi.com

  • El Nuevo Día launches its digital footprint as El Nuevo Día Interactivo or endi.com, paving the way to news and content online.
  • Primera Hora, a middle-market newspaper, is launched and distributed daily throughout the island.
  • Advanced Graphic Printing launches as one of the Caribbean's most advanced commercial printers.
1999

City View
Plaza

City View Plaza, a Class A office park, opens up for business, becoming Grupo Ferré Rangel's first real estate investment in Puerto Rico.

2001

Grupo Ferré Rangel

  • Family operations in real estate, media and customer engagement are grouped under the Grupo Ferré Rangel umbrella.
  • Grupo Ferré Rangel transitions away from old industry by selling off all of its cement-producing assets.
2006
Grupo Ferré Rangel diversifies its real estate holdings by investing in multi-family properties in the United States and Chile
Chile USA
GFR Media
2011

Grupo Ferré Rangel creates GFR Media, consolidating Puerto Rico's leading media and content brands

Grupo Ferré Rangel creates GFR Media, the largest media holding in Puerto Rico and home to top content brands such as El Nuevo Día, Primera Hora and Indice.

2014

Escuela de
Comunicación
Ferré Rangel

The communications school at Sacred Heart University is renamed Escuela de Comunicación Ferré Rangel as part of an endowment commitment to the school.

The customer engagement operations of El Día Directo become LinkActiv.


Kingbird Properties 2017
Kingbird Properties is launched in Boston, MA, to aggregate value-added real estate investments in secondary and tertiary U.S. markets
2018
GRUPO FERRÉ RANGEL

Celebrates 100+ years

OF PURPOSEFUL TRANSFORMATION.

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