EPIROTIC BOTTLING INDUSTRY (VIKOS) SA
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Continuing to invest and grow
Founded in 1990, VIKOS SA ranks as one of the most renowned companies in the bottled water market. The firm began bottling natural mineral water from a pristine source in the Vikos area of northwestern Greece and distributing it to local and foreign markets. It has maintaining a role as a key supplier to major supermarket chains.
The company has grown over the years and now pumps from four water sources. It operates three ultra-modern factories. Two of them are located in the renowned Zagorochoria region, protected for its natural beauty, produce bottled water and soft drinks. The company’s third plant, Petcom Plastics, located in the Ioannina Industrial Area, produces preform bottles and plastic caps for the bottled water market and beverage industry. The company employs a staff of more than 250, while its privately-owned facilities cover a total floor space of 37,500 sqm. The production facilities operate nine state-of-the-art production lines, capable of delivering 210,000 liters per hour. The company operates its own logistics centers in Athens and Thessaloniki in order to offer effective customer services and ensure that it can fully meet demand by partners.
The “Vikos” and “Zagorohoria” sources are certified as Natural Mineral Water sources. The water drawn from these sources is bottled using the most technologically advanced equipment, without any human intervention or other processing techniques, from the pumping stage to the final consumer. Within two decades, the company has climbed to the top of the bottled water industry, in spite of the tough economic conditions currently prevailing in Greece. Despite the ongoing deep recession in Greece, Vikos has continued to invest and grow. The company’s enthusiastic drive for creativity challenges it to pursue new projects. Over the next few months, the company plans to introduce a new series of soft drinks under the “Vikos” brand name.
As the firm places special emphasis on quality, it holds a number of quality certificates, such as: Lloyd’s Register, ISO 9001/2008, HACCP, ISO 14001/2004 and IFS (version 6). In addition, in terms of microbiological controls, during 2014 and 2015, 61,467 and 61,467 water samples were collected and tested, respectively. The total cost for safety and quality control in 2014 amounted to €377,435 and in 2015 it stood at €347,026.