The first statute of KYKNOS Greek Canning Company is agreed. The founders and members of the first board are Athanasios V. Papantoniou merchant, Michael D. Manoussakis physics professor, Ioannis G. Darmos merchant, Vassilios Athan. Papantoniou merchant and Constantine D. Manousakis, farmer. At this stage, production takes place in a small canning unit for vegetables and tomato paste.
The KYKNOS Greek Canning Company offers an opportunity to process and preserve Greek agricultural products, much of which would rot in the field otherwise. The first products under the KYKNOS brand are canned whole tomatoes, okra, green beans and tomato paste.
In 1928 the company establishes the first factory in the picturesque city of Nafplio, Peloponnese, where it installs the first rapid concentrators in Greece.
At the time, production is basically labor oriented. Cans are both manufactured and filled in the factory.
The region of Argolis where Nafplio belongs, was known as the “Athenian orchard”. The area offered a rich harvest of vegetables to the Greek capital, all year round.
In 1950 the factory in Nafplio is renovated by the architect Kalliklis. The new industrial building is a unique, avant-garde symbol of architecture of the time.
In the company acquires "Argoliki" factory, a canning factory operating in the same region.
In the company operates a third factory in Savalia, close to ancient Olympia. The sunny valley of Elia region offers, every year, a very rich harvest of top quality tomatoes.
In it produces and launches ketchup for the first time in the Greek market.
It is 1970 and KYKNOS is a worldwide exporting company and a strategic supplier to some of the world’s most famous food companies.
In 1985 the company is awarded by ACCI (Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry) as one of the top Greek exporting companies.
In KYKNOS introduces a range of tomato products in paper aseptic pack under the name “Tomatino”.
- is a very important turning point as the company relocates its production and distribution centers to Savalia, Elia region.
. KYKNOS is the first company in Greece to be certified according to the EurepGAP standards for integrated crop management of the industrial tomato that it processes.
. The company launches its famous tomato paste in a 70g triangular- single use- paper pack. Also wins the first prize in New York Festival for the package design.
-. KYKNOS factory is renovated. New mechanical equipment and production lines of latest technology are installed.
. It launches one of the most preferred KYKNOS products: crushed tomatoes in a paper pack.
. KYKNOS wins the GOLD TASTE AWARD for the supreme quality of its tomato paste.
. The company is certified according to the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety and IFS Food Standard for auditing quality and safety of food products
. KYKNOS tomatopaste is again awarded at the highest level with the superior taste award. It is also the year that the company’s pizza sauce is introduced to the market.
. The Greek Canning Company celebrates a century of successful operating.