With great success was held the 3rd Conference of Architecture and Tourism in Rhodes on 20 and 21 October 2018. The large number of participants created a full house by the end of the Conference.
Hotel Megatrends 2018 is an innovative project of XENIA exhibition to be held in the Metropolitan Expo exhibition center from 24 to 26 November 2018. It is about structured installation of over 380 sq.m., which will present the latest technology trends, internal decoration, architecture, building, design and sustainability.
Τhe 3rd Congress of Architecture & Tourism will take place in Rhodes island in Rhodes Palace Hotel on Saturday (20/10) and Sunday (21/10) , where prominent personalities in the field of architecture, the hoteling and real estate. The organizing is done in collaboration with the Institute of Architects of Dodekanisou, TEE of Dodekanisou and regional authorities like the Commercial and Industrial Chamber of Dodekanisou,the Association of Hotel owners of Rhodes and so on. AKRITAS has the pleasure of supporting the Congress from the position of the sponsor, always supporting initiatives related to the evolution of Architecture.
The AKRITAS wood processing industry successfully continues the implementation of its development plan. In this context, on 21.09.2018 the restructuring plan of the company’s debt was signed with the banks, which includes: The increase of the share capital of the company amounting to € 19.4 million through the payment of cash and capitalization of debt obligations and the issuance of preference shares without voting rights. The restructuring of the balance of total lending company with viable terms and long-term repayment plan that will significantly reduce the financial cost. In terms of EBITDA Group level (adjusted for the non-inclusion of extraordinary and non-recurring charges) amounted to € -150 thousand improved by 40% compared to last year, confirming the gradual return of the only Greek industry of the sector to positive results.. At company level, the improvement amounts to over 60%, driven by improved gross margin and the containment of operating costs. The commitment to achieving the objectives of the Group in Greece and abroad, seamlessly continued for the optimal exploitation of the great development of the tourism industry in Greece, and the penetration of new markets that are expected to significantly enhance both the profile and the results of company. The completion of the loans restructuring in connection with the expected improvement in the macroeconomic climate are expected to make a decisive contribution to the company’s strategic goals . Meanwhile, the first half of 2018 was the period during which the company was repositioned on the market, through a continuous shift in the mix of sales towards products with higher added value. The consolidated turnover amounted to € 14,5 m., at about the same level as the previous year, increasing the participation of manufactured goods. It is worth noting that exports grew by 29% compared to last year. This restructuring is expected to have a catalytic effect on the company's capital adequacy and the financing of its growth prospects. • The granting of additional working capital to finance the operating activity of the company.
With more than 200 participations, the COOK8 International Contest was finalized, focusing on the design of an indoor dining space for 8 people, 24 - 30 sq. M. More specifically, 280 participations were applied for 485 contributors (architects, interior designers, decorators, etc.) from 24 countries. This is the first time an international design competition based in Greece attracts so many participants from almost all the continents! Two-thirds of participations come from Greece, while the other third is shared between Europe, America, Asia and Oceania The aim of the competition was to formulate new ideas for the design of a gathering place for people on the occasion of the preparation and consumption of food as a means of socialization. The "Glorious holistic" by Costas Aliivatos & Ioannis Kitanis, Danae-Vlachaki, Daphne-Christina Papadopoulou & Katiana-Maria Lyoga and "To Nefos" by Felix Chun Lam, Ziyang Luo & Yi RanWeng Toronto, Canada, are the three equal prizes. The three award-winning submissions will be presented by <<DOMES>> effected in real dimensions (scale 1/1) at the COOK8 Contest: The New Focal Point, co-organized with the Benaki Museum. From June 14 to July 29, 2018 at the ground floor of the Benaki Museum in a 1,100 square meter area at 138 Piraeus Street, visitors will have the opportunity to tour three exemplary dining venues, as well as to see the other proposals, through design and pictorial material. The International Architecture Inspectorate DOMES, through its multifaceted activity, constitutes a point of contact between Greek and international architectural reality. It aims at informing the Greek architects and the wider public and in the promotion of Greek architecture around the world. COOK8 is the 5th INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION of DOMES and the 2nd part of DOMES 1: 1 tripartite program. AKRITAS had the great pleasure of supporting the COOK8 International Contest from the position of the Gold Sponsor. We present you indicative photos http://www.akritas.gr/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/domes1.jpg http://www.akritas.gr/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/domes3.jpg http://www.akritas.gr/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/domes2.jpg
The participation of the Wood Processing Industry > was successfully completed at the 7th MEDWOOD International Exhibition held in Athens from 26-29 April 2018.
25.04.2018 AKRITAS Participation in the Medwood 2018 Exhibition We present you photos of the company's stand Image 1 Image 2
The annual AKRITAS Ceremony of vasilopita cake cutting was held with great success on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the RAMADA THRAKI PLAZA Hotel in Alexandroupolis. The Chairman of the Board of Directors Ms. Lucia Saranti said in her brief greeting that investing in human capital is a constant philosophy of AKRITAS, which through specific programs supports its staff and recognizes its valuable contribution. And it is in this context of the standard reward employees’ children ,who succeed in entering Higher Educational and Technological Educational Institutions. The children awarded this year with honors are ten and are the following: ZIOGAS CHRISTOS (A.U.TH FACULTY OF PHILOSOPHY -SCHOOL OF PHILOSOPHY AND EDUCATION) FYLLARIDIS APOSTOLOS (FACULTY T.A. - SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY OIL) KADIRI EVANGELIA (FACULTY OF ECONOMIC AND REGIONAL SCIENCES - SCHOOL of ECONOMICS), BIKOU PANAGIOTA (FACULTY OF SOCIAL, POLITICAL and ECONOMICS –SCHOOL OF SOCIAL MANAGEMENT AND POLITICAL SCIENCES), GKOURLOMATI THEODORA (TEI OF CENTRAL MAKEDONIA- FACULTY OF TECHNOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS-SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING T.W.) PETALOTIS CHRISTOS (FACULTY of CLASSICAL AND HUMAN SCIENCES- SCHOOL OF LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CIVILIZATIONS OF BLACK SEA COUNTRIES), PAPPA LAMPRINI- ANNA (FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS-SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE) KARAFYLLIDI STELLA (A.U.TH – SCHOOL OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE), KAMPAKAKIS PANAGIOTIS (D.U.TH. DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION & SPORTS SCIENCES) INTZIDIS IORDANIS (TEI OF SERRES –FACULTY OF ADMINISTRATION AND ECONOMICS- SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE The plant manager Mr. Papaioannou and the president of the workers association Mr. Nakos cut the cake and welcomed the families of the employees who attended the event (see. Photo). Finally, part of the ceremony was the honorary award of the employee Mr. George Kapetanidis, who has just retired. The company awarded a special honorary award for his long contribution, dedication and ethos. All colleagues gave him the best wishes for the new period of his life that begins.
The company’s management on the occasion of the visit organized a presentation and tour of the industry for the representatives of Evros prefecture Media. The BoD Ms. Lukia Saranti and CEO Efthimios Konstantopoulos had the opportunity to present a brief overview of the 40 years of AKRITAS business and to report on its progress and prospects. More specifically, the effect of the company to the local community was analyzed and generally to the Greek economy , being the only Greek vertically integrated wood processing industry. Today AKRITAS has a staff of 240 persons, while through the activation of the entire supply chain, is involved also in the parallel activation of a large number of indirect jobs through the multiple cooperation. At the same time, it is a company that operates with international standards, oriented towards openness and with significant contribution to the current account balance of the country. Similarly, issues were discussed- related to the competitiveness of enterprises, focusing to the development of infrastructure needed for the provision of high quality transit services through both the port and the railway. In 2017 the company continued with the same pace its growth, while the prospects for 2018 are very positive , which immediately is reflected in immediate plans to increase its production capacity in the first half by adopting additional shift operation.
AKRITAS wood processing industry -in the context of 40 years celebration since its foundation- proceeded to grant an annual scholarship for the year 2017-2018 in unique postgraduate program entitled: " «Advanced Methods for the Construction of Wood Products» of the Department of Wood & Furniture Design & Technology of TEI of Thessaly, in the city of Karditsa. The scholarship concerns the academic year 2017-2018 and is provided for full tuition coverage. The aim of the company’s sponsorship is to its contribution - always in the direction of progress and evolution - in giving opportunities to graduates of H.E.I and T.E.I to develop skills and perspectives in education in order to respond dynamically to the modern, demanding professional and business environment. The program is addressed to both business executives of wood and furniture graduates of the Department of Wood & Furniture Design & Technology, as well as graduates of Polytechnic Schools, University Graduates, Departments of Economics, Management, Marketing, as well as other departments of Universities (TEIs) with relevance to the subject of the postgraduate program after a decision by the Postgraduate Students Selection Committee.