Founded in 1965...
The Arrigo family was involved in Trading & Shipping since the 1930’s. With the development of travel & tourism as one of the islands most important industries it soon became apparent that diversification into these areas could be a lucrative pursuit. The Arrigo brand recognised the islands potential and became involved in travel & tourism.
The Arrigo’s early involvement in the handling of tourism gave them the opportunity to become keystone members of the travel industry, as the opportunities grew and interest in Malta expanded, Oswald Arrigo ltd was established as the Islands leading Destination Management Company and Travel consultants.
It all started when…
Oswald the son of Senator Edgar Arrigo, born on the 12th of September 1911 started his working career with his father in the firm Edgar Arrigo in the late 1920’s. Although Oswald’s grandfather, Oswaldo 1843-1926, was a businessman, the next arrigo generation, from this branch of the family were all civil servants. Edgar 1870-1937 reached the very peak in the civil service & politics, by becoming the first speaker of the house, but saw that he needed to lay foundations for a career that his youngest son could follow. His eldest son Edward. G. was secure in his job, working from a very young age for the newly formed bianchi shipping firm established in 1916. The bianchi’s and this branch of the Arrigo family were first cousins through the Peralta family, their grandmothers beings sisters. Arthur, Senator Edgar’s second son, was a banker and his future seemed secure with the Bank of Malta, later to be affiliated with other local banks, becoming the National Bank of Malta in 1947.
When Edgar died in 1937, Oswald converted his fathers firm into a limited liability company the following year. It was not for another ten years, with the war years in between that a breakthrough was made with the purchase of the goodwill of the reputable English Chemists, Collis & Williams and WS Robinson & Co, the piano dealers, by Oswald Arrigo on behalf of Edgar Arrigo Limited. In 1938 Oswald was appointed honorary vice-council for Finland, a position handed down by his father, becoming consul in 1964 and Consul General in 1971. These appointments naturally steered the company towards trade with Scandinavian countries, and later with the development of tourism in Malta, became involved with this sector of business.
Oswald Arrigo became a prominent and leading member of the commercial community at the time, representing various leading European companies such as Germanischer Lloyd and Yorkshire Insurance Company Limited. In 1958 Oswald was appointed Knight of the order of the White Rose of the republic of Finland. He was a member of the Malta Chamber of Commerce for 39 years, 14 of which served on the main management committee.
The company commenced operating from Old Mint Street in Valletta in 1965, opening another office in Graham Street in Sliema in 1990. Apart from its activities in tourism, acting as airline agents, tour operators, travel agents and proving touristic services, Oswald Arrigo Ltd is involved in trading with products such as paper. In the service industry the company handles ship and yacht registrations and are shipping agents.
Meet our Team
Now in its 3rd generation of succession, the company has diversified and conquered many niche markets.
We owe our success to the company culture that was envisioned by Oswald Arrigo. Creativity & Innovation are the key buzz words that Oswald Arrigo chiselled into the company dogma.
We are sure that Oswald Arrigo is looking down upon our highly motivated, fun loving & professional team with his signature smile of approval.
Oswald Arrigo is a recognisable brand in the Maltese Islands. It stands testament to the family values of integrity and trust.
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Trading and Shipping - Distributing Consumer products
Import & Export of consumer products to and from the island of Malta, Europe & North Africa. Registration of ships under the Maltese flag and regulatory affairs for the certification of products into the European economic area.
Join Our Team
Our team consists of all rounders who get involved within all aspects of the company activity. This ranges from work in admin and accounts to more specific roles in marketing and sales.
The staff with the responsibility of marketing are normally well read in the subject. Digital marketing skills are considered a highly desirable asset and candidates with experience in this field with a desire for inspiring work can truly excel with our departments.
A key responsibility of sales and marketing staff is the ability to identify new markets or capitalise on existing ones. As well as the skills necessary to compile attractive proposals.
We look for people with great interpersonal skills, a humble attitude and relentless energy.
What qualifications do you require for these jobs?
To have studied in tourism, sales, marketing, international relations and many other relevant fields will help your background on the respective industry. Still we are a firm believer in adaptable personalities who are ready to learn key skills on the job. Bring with you an optimistic approach and you will quickly mold into the Arrigo family.
What personal qualities do you look for in employees?
Creative and Innovative people quickly stand out in our eyes, we appreciate the unique, special and detail oriented.
Our office is located centrally in Sliema. An upmarket town on the island of Malta, we are located walking distance from the most fashionable restaurants, bars and shops.
63/64, Graham Street,
Sliema SLM 1711