100 years ahead of its time

It’s been a whole century since the first KYKNOS can appeared in Greek households. Since then much has changed. However, in all these years the consumers’ love and trust in KYKNOS have undoubtedly been enduring.

Greek local producers transfer tomatoes to the factory of KYKNOS, the Greek Canning Company.

This means a lot to all of us at KYKNOS S.A. Greek Canning Company. We have been faithful to our founder’s values since 1915: top quality products, care for people, ethical business practices and openness are some them.

This is achieved by constantly inspecting every step of the production procedure: from seed to shelf, as we say.

 

Industrial production line of canned foods.

Only the finest crop goes into a KYKNOS can.

This is accomplished through a very well organized integrated crop management system in our farms. In our factory, close to ancient Olympia, we produce, store and distribute according to the highest international quality standards. Thanks to this commitment, KYKNOS S.A. Greek Canning Company is one of the leading companies of the Greek market with export activity in 15 countries around the world.

Cans with cherry tomatoes in tomato juice next to pasta.

Highly trusted and beloved by millions of households all over the world, KYKNOS products can be found in all retail food stores throughout the country.

  • 2100 tons of daily raw tomato processing capacity
  • 70 permanent employees
  • 340 seasonal employees
  • 55 families of farmers
  • 410 hectares of cultivated land around the factory
  • 6 hours’ maximum time from harvesting to finished product
The canning factory of KYKNOS at Savalia, Ilia.

In 2002 we relocated the company’s production and distribution centers to the village of Savalia, on a valley close to Ancient Olympia. Our crop is cultivated in an area of 40km around our factory. The factory was totally renovated in 2006:new mechanical equipment and lines of the latest technology were installed.

Inside the warehouse of the factory at Savalia, Ilia.
Production line of concentrated tomato juice in cans.

KYKNOS tomato paste has been awarded at the highest level with the Superior Taste Award in 2014 and the Gold Great Taste Award in 2012.

Our crop management is certified according to GlobalG.A.P standards.

Production ,Packaging and distribution procedures are certified according to BRC Global Standard for Food Safety and IFS Food Standard for auditing quality and food safety of food products.

All KYKNOS products are GMO Free,Gluten Free,and preservative free. All packaging of tomato products condiments and sauces is BPA free.

Awards and certifications for the taste and quality of KYKNOS products.

100 years after its first day of business, the first canning company in Greece and one of the oldest in Europe remains a strongly innovative company, way ahead of its time.