MachinesIndustrySouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 3/2014

Achaika Plastics is the leading independent polythene film producer in Greece. The company was established in 1984 after the merger of the following companies: Thanassoulias Bros founded in 1960, Thanassoulias and Sons founded in 1956 and Thanassoulias founded in 1965.

Nowadays the company has 3 production factories. The first one (and the central office) is located at South-West Greece, in the town of Egion and the other two factories - at North-East Greece, in Komotini town. The total area of the company (with offices and warehouses in the capital of Greece - Athens) is 65,500 square meters.

Achaika Plastics pays great attention to environment protection. The raw material polyethylene is made up of carbon and hydrogen, which is chemically neutral and doesn’t release any noxious substances into the environment. Also, the company recycles all of its production waste. In September 1999 Achaika Plastics was the first plastic company in Greece to obtain the environmental ISO 14001 certificate.

The company also has ISO 9001:2008 (Cert. No 2973/13).
The whole procedure of production is done with the latest equipment in control and technology. In Achaika Plastics are occupied about 110 permanent workers in various segments of the factory and there is the intention to absorb as many people as possible in future.