|The company was founded in April 1982 under
the name «Bolakis Michael & CO.». by
Michael Bolakis. The required capital stock for the establishment
of the company was the result of a seven
year employment abroad of its chairman Mr Michael Bolakis. The central premises have been initially
located to Korydallos and the company operated
in the trade of alcohol and soft drinks.
The high rates of the company’s development as well as the rapid development of its customers have led to the creation of M.A.N.K.O. GROUP S.A., which was founded on February 26th, 1988 and specializes in the field of sales, marketing, storage, distribution and third party logistic. The establishment of new premises and the selection of a strategic point which would not only cover the currently increasing needs but also correspond to any future needs resulted in the selection of Aspropyrgos in Attica. This relocation to the 17th km of the national road Athens – Corinth’s, Aspropyrgos, was proven to be vital for the future of the company set in the main transport node of the Hellenic region with immediate access to the Athens – lamia motorway, to the Athens – Corinth national road and Attiki Odos the biggest regional road of Athens.
Nodal point on the increasingly developing course of MANKO GROUP SA was the passage from the trade of alcohol and soft drinks to partnerships with big companies in the field of food and drinks.(commercial representation, distribution and storage). On February, 1997 with D.E.L.T.A.(commercial representation), on November, 2002 with Coca Cola - Hellenic bottling company S.A.(distribution), on December, 2004 with Chipita (commercial representation – distribution) and finally on January, 2005 with Dorna(distribution – storage).
The annual turnover of the company is up to ten million euros (€10.000.000 approximately). After the modernization which took place over the last five years in all the departments of the company, both on equipment and on the prevailing policy, the goal for the future is the establishment of new partnerships with foreign, mainly European companies, with a great interest to enter the Hellenic market. The first step to the fulfilment of this goal was the certification of the company into systems of quality standardization. Initially according to the system ISO 9001: 2000 and after that to the system ELOT 1416:2000 (HACCP) which are applied to trade, storage, and distribution of dairy products juices, soft drinks and other food products.