A. Pitenis Bros SA is one of the largest production companies in the Greek food industry. The company was founded in 1973, as a delicatessen appetizer industry. The rapid growth of product demand, caused the subsequent transfer of the company into larger facilities, at which time it reinvested in new machinery and production techniques.
By December 1997, the company completed the construction of a new modern appetizer production plant, with the acquisition of 14.000m2 land area and building facilities of 3.000m2 in order to efficiently handle the demands of domestic and international competition. The long-term confidence that consumers have shown in the company΄s products, as well as its “family-business” characteristics, lead to the production of more than 100 products by the year 2003. Since day one, the company's business ethic has assured the high quality standard of all its products.
In March 2003, the company established A. Pitenis Bros Co., a subsidiary company in Tripoli, for the distribution of products in Peloponnesus. By 2010, the company further facilitated the distribution of goods in Central Macedonia and Attiki counties by setting up branches in Thessaloniki and Athens. Overall, with its independent distribution network in Western Macedonia and more than 50 dealers worldwide, Pitenis supplies over 10.000 outlets.
The company recently expanded its business on the “gourmet” section of the food market, introducing products of both high quality and nutritional value like Salad’s PREMIUM Line, Okeanos EXCLUSIVE and more.
Finally, Pitenis is certified by and implements the System Assurance & Quality Management "ISO - 22000:2005", which includes the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points"HACCP", the British Retail Consortium "BRC" Global Standards for safety and quality products, and the International Food Standards "IFS" Global food safety system. Recently the company has started the necessary process for "HALAL" Lawful Certification.
Pitenis has been awarded the "Golden European Quality Award" in a competition between 15.000 Food Production companies worldwide, as well as the "First Nationwide Award” and the “First Commendation” for the “Business Excellence and Distinction" by EOMMEX SA, and the "Young Entrepreneur Award" by Kozani’s Chamber of Commerce.