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The INVgr Directory is a very popular on-line, English-language resource for executives, companies, investors, professionals and importers/exporters interested in doing business with, investing in, buying products from or offering products/services to Greece.

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Advertising and marketing

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Advertising agencies and integrated communications management specialists (integrated communications services) based in Athens and Piraeus

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Airlines

Aegean Airlines SA

Aegean Airlines SA

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Automobiles, trucks and motorcycles

Leading importers, dealers, wholesalers and representatives of automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, accessories, spare parts, alarms, air conditioners and stereos in Greece

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Th. Vassilakis Group

Technocar (SEAT)

Vacar SA (Saab)

AutoHellas SA (Hertz)

AutoHellas SA / Th. Vassilakis Group:
Kato Kifissia, Athens-based AutoHellas SA is the Hertz franchisee in Greece and a member of the Th. Vassilakis Group, a dynamic group of companies with subsidiaries and operations in Greece, Bulgaria and Cyprus, including:
  • TRADE SECTOR:

    • Technocar SA (SEAT importer/distributor).

    • Ergocar SA (SEAT retail sales)

    • Vacar SA, Nea Kifissia, Athens (Saab importer/distributor)

    • Vitacar SA (official Opel distributor)

    • Velmar SA (official Ford distributor with dealerships in Glyka Nera, Athens, Halandri, Ag. Paraskevi and Nea Erythrea)

    • Autotechnica Ltd. (formerly Bemal Auto Ltd.), Sofia, Bulgaria (SEAT, Audi importer)

    • ELTREKKA SA (a 50%-owned subsidiary of ATHEX-listed ELTRAK SA in which ATHEX-listed AutoHellas SA participates with a 50% stake), Greece's largest supplier of automobile parts for the aftermarket. ELTREKKA carries the broadest range of parts from over 40 of the world's top manufacturers such as Federal Mogul (Champion, Ferodo), Valeo, KYB, NGK, TRW Automotive, ZF Trading (Sachs), Brembo, Gates Corp. and many others. The Nea Kifissia, Athens-based company also offers a full range of exhaust products (Imasaf, Bosal) and diesel parts.

  • SERVICE SECTOR:

    • AutoHellas SA

    • Hertz Cyprus (a wholly-owned subsidiary of AutoHellas based in Nicosia)

    • Aegean Airlines SA

    • Autotechnica Ltd. (formerly Bemal Auto Ltd.), Sofia, Bulgaria (Hertz franchisee)

ATHEX-listed AutoHellas also has a minority stake in Cretan Golf SA, owner of The Crete Golf Club in Hersonissos. The company is, among many other activities, involved in fleet management, used car sales, and is the biggest automobile buyer in Greece. Through Alimos, Athens-based Piraeus MultiFin SA, a member of the Piraeus Bank Group of Companies, AutoHellas can efficiently and swiftly dispose of its used cars.

Lainopoulos Group of Companies

BRABUS

Lainopoulos Group of Companies:

Nissan

Same

Deutz-Fahr 

Nic. J. Theocarakis SA / Theocarakis Group:
Founded by Nicholas J. Theocarakis in 1924, the Theocarakis Group has been representing Japan's Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. in Greece ever since 1961. As well as distributing cars, light trucks and tires, which form an integral part of the Group's distribution activities, Theocarakis also represents and distributes: Nissan forklift trucks and industrial vehicles; Clarion car audio/visual systems; Daewoo and Beco household electrical appliances; Suzuki Marine outboard motors; Same, Deutz-Fahr and Universal farming tractors; Merlo concrete cement mixers; Sonnenschein car batteries; Cromoruote alloy wheels; Wynn's and Permatex specialty chemical products and lubricants and a number of other other products. The Theocarakis Group was one of the founders of Egnatia Bank SA, a medium-sized commercial bank that is listed on the Athens Exchange (ATHEX), and has been one of the Thessaloniki-based bank's major shareholders since 1991. Basil N. Theocarakis has served as Chairman of Egnatia Bank since 1993. Through Hellenic Casinos Company (HCC), the Theocarakis Group also has a participation in Hyatt Regency Hotels & Tourism (Hellas) SA (HRHT), another company listed on the ATHEX. On January 10, 2006, HCC, the majority shareholder of HRHT, announced it agreed to sell its 51.57% stake in HRHT to funds advised by BC Partners, a leading pan-European private equity firm, at a price of EUR 11.00 per share. The families owning HCC were Laskaridis, Pritzker and Theocarakis. Furthermore, in 1976, the Theocarakis Group founded Teo Shipping Corporation, a shipping company, which today operates a fleet of modern bulk carriers and containers.

  • Nic. J. Theocarakis SA, Athens (Nissan)
  • Robopark, the first fully-automated parking facility in downtown Athens, is operated by Nic. J. Theocarakis SA. The eight-storey parking lot with 231 parking spaces was constructed in 1999
  • Teoroche SA, the exclusive distributor of the French Yves Rocher phytogenic cosmetics in Greece
  • TEOTEC SA, established in 2001, is the Group's IT and Telecom products and services subsidiary. The firm is strategically focused on state-of-the-art technology and applications, providing equipment and services such as TETRA, Modern Telecommunication Systems, Automatic Vehicle Location Systems, Telematics and Training & Simulation Systems
  • Teodomi SA, the Group's construction company, is active in the private and public sectors with an impressive portfolio of projects
  • Praxis Lease, a long-term car fleet lease company since 1997
  • Mega Drive SA, a used car management company

Cadillac Hellas SA

Hummer

VDL

Executive Lease SA

National Car Rental

Alamo Rent A Car

Sfakianakis SA / Sfakianakis Group of Companies:
Votanikos, Athens-based Sfakianakis SA is a major player in Greece's automobile industry. Established in 1958 and listed on the Athens Exchange (ATHEX: SFA) since June 1997, Sfakianakis is the main importer and dealer of Suzuki vehicles and motorcycles, Landini agricultural vehicles and tractors as well as Cadillac, Hummer, Corvette and Chevrolet USA vehicles in Greece (through Peristeri, Athens-based Cadillac Hellas SA). The Group is also involved in the truck, bus and trolley sector through exclusive agreements with Van Hool of Belgium, VDL Bus and DAF Trucks of The Netherlands, Temsa Bus & Coach Masters and Ford Cargo (Ford Otosan) of Turkey. It has a sizeable dealership network consisting of the following companies: Opel Autoteam SA (Opel), Autolink SA (Ford), AutoForum SA (Volvo) and BMW Sfakianakis (BMW). Other Group subsidiaries include:
  • Panergon SA:
    This Peristeri, Athens-based member of the Sfakianakis Group of Companies has been the exclusive representative of DAF Trucks and Parts in Greece since 1999.

  • Executive Lease SA:
    A wholly-owned subsidiary of the Sfakianakis Group of Companies (97.03% owned by Sfakianakis SA and 2.97% by Autolink SA), Executive Lease is the exclusive National Car Rental Franchisee for Greece and is the official Service Partner for Alamo Rent A Car. Executive Lease is also a market leader in the operating lease and fleet management market, providing a wide range of tailor made and innovative programmes to over 750 major and minor corporate accounts.

  • Cadillac Experience Centre (Cadillac Hellas SA): Cadillac, Corevette, Hummer

  • Executive Insurance Brokers SA

  • Speedex:
    A Greek courier company that is a member of the Sfakianakis and Fourlis Groups of Companies.

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Bilateral business organisations, associations and chambers of commerce & industry in Greece

Hellenic-Dutch Association of Commerce and IndustryHellenic-Dutch Association of Commerce and Industry

Hellenic-Dutch Association of Commerce and Industry (HE.D.A.):
The Hellenic-Dutch Association of Commerce and Industry (HE.D.A.) was established in 1996 by a group of dynamic Greek and Dutch entrepreneurs. HE.D.A.'s main aim is the promotion of trade interests between both countries.

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American

Arab

Australian

British

Chinese

Dutch

French

German

Italian

Japanese

Nigerian

Romanian

Swedish

Turkish

Ukrainian

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B2B (business-to-business) E-marketplaces in Greece

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Embassies

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Events / event management

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Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)

  • The Unilever Group of Companies in Greece:
    In Greece, the Unilever Group operates through ATHEX-listed Elais, a company that produces olive-based and other food products; Unilever Hellas, a detergents and personal care products manufacturer; and Algida, a frozen foods and ice cream company. With a turnover of EUR 519 million in 2003, Unilever Greece is the second largest company in consumer goods (excluding petroleum-related products) and the number one supplier to the retail market. Since 2001, Elais has been the representative and distributor of Knorr-Bestfoods Hellas products. Unilever's main areas of business are foods as well as household care and personal care products.

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Financial services / banking / investment

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  • Deutsche Bank Group in Greece

  • Mizuho Corporate Advisory Co. Ltd., Athens:
    Financial adviser to state-owned Tourism Development Company SA (formerly Hellenic Tourist Properties SA or ETA for short). Country Manager: George Goutis.

  • UBS AG Representative Office:
    UBS is a premier global financial services firm offering wealth management, asset management and investment banking services to individual, corporate and institutional investors. Headquartered in Switzerland, UBS operates in over 50 countries and from all major financial centres.

E-banking operations in Greece

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Mutual fund management companies (MFMC)

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Venture-capital and private equity companies in Greece

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Association of Investment Management and Research (AIMR) Hellenic Association of Investment Professionals (HAIP):
As one of the Association of Investment Management and Research (AIMR)'s 115 member societies, HAIP connects members to a global network of investment professionals. The AIMR is an international, non-profit organisation of more than 50,000 investment practitioners.

As one of the Association of Investment Management and Research (AIMR)'s 115 member societies, HAIP connects members to a global network of investment professionals.

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Greek launch pad

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Greek commercial offices overseas

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Management of used car catalysts

Prof. Petros Koutsoukos, FORTH-ICEHT, Patras: "The problem of the accumulation of used car catalysts is becoming more acute and the demand for an efficient methodology for the recycling of the waste catalysts is both urgent and environmentally compulsory."

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Respected English-language publications in Greece

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Athens News (weekly newspaper)
Athens News
[Athens News SA, a Lambrakis Research Foundation Company]

Insider Athens
A monthly magazine geared towards entertainment and trends in Athens. Established in February 2002, Insider Publications Ltd. is an Athens-based publishing company in the English-language segment in Greece producing lifestyle magazines and guides for sophisticated and affluent readers.
[Insider Publications Ltd.]

Kathimerini English Edition inside the International Herald Tribune (daily newspaper)
International Herald Tribune - Kathimerini English Edition
[International Herald Tribune - Kathimerini SA]

Odyssey: The World of Greece (bi-monthly magazine)
Odyssey: The World of Greece

[Zephyr Publications SA]

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Respected German-language publication in Greece and Cyprus

Griechenland Zeitung (weekly newspaper)
Griechenland Zeitung
[HellasProducts GmbH]

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Selected hotels and resorts in Greece

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Central Athens

Kifissia
(a northern suburb of Athens)

Piraeus

Vouliagmeni
(a southern suburb of Athens)

  • Astir Palace Resort (Astir Palace Vouliagmeni SA)

    • In March 2005, HVS International was appointed as hotel consultants to examine the operation and productivity of ATHEX-listed Astir Palace Vouliagmeni SA, which is a subsidiary of state-run National Bank of Greece SA, and to provide advice on alternative management options and strategic advice for its hotels. The aim is to maximise the company's performance and development. Bank of America has been appointed as financial adviser to Astir Palace Vouliagmeni.

  • Divani Apollon Palace (Kavouri)

Rhodes

Santorini

Peloponnese

Halkidiki

Thessaloniki

  • Hyatt Regency Resort:
    The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Thessaloniki is a 152-room complex, while the Regency Casino Thessaloniki is the largest and most luxurious casino in Europe. Hyatt Regency Hotels & Tourism (Hellas) SA is listed on the Athens Exchange (ATHEX: HYATT).

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Internet

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Printing

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Watches

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  • ELOMTIS SA / Movado, the art of time:
    Movado is recognised for its innovation in watch design and time technology. And for its longtime association with artists and the arts. The international avant-garde have embraced Movado's connection to elegance, sophistication and culture. Today, Movado watches are in the permanent collection of over 20 museums on four continents. The art of Movado. The art of time.

 

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