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Member: Gold
Since: 07.07.2014

200-202, Thivon Street, GR-182 33, GR-182 33 Ag. I. Renti, Piraeus, Greece


ELSA was founded in 1928 by Kotsiopoulos family, owner of one of the biggest Chocolate Manufacturing companies in Greece. They began with producing shoe polishing varnish, packed in small tin cans, becoming, finally, the biggest tin can producing company in Greece.
This evolution happened only after hard, well organized work, team spirit and use of the finest equipment. Throughout the years, the “ELSA” brand has been synonymous to quality. In 2007, ELSA was acquired by the Austria-based multinational manufacturing company, Vogel & Noot, expanding its range of products and growing its efficiency collaborating with the other Group’s plants all over Europe. 
In 2011, the Vogel-Noot Group was acquired by Silgan Group, the leading manufacturer of rigid packaging for shelf-stable food and other consumer goods products in North America and 87 manufacturing facilities in North and South America, Asia and Europe. The primary lines of business consist of metal and plastic containers and metal, composite and plastic closures. Silgan Group had an, approximately, $3.7 billion annual, net sales in 2013. 

In Greece, ELSA-SILGAN operates 2 factories, one in Piraeus and the other in Skydra. With 220 employees and an annual turnover of approximately €46 million ELSA-SILGAN is the leading company, in its field, in Greece and its customers are the biggest food and chemical industries operating nationally with exports all over the world. ELSA-Silgan, being a company that focus in quality and productivity, strives always for customer satisfaction. For this reason has adopted best manufacturing practices in order to optimize its capabilities and performance. Examples of such practices are the 5S, TPM (Total Preventive Maintenance), QCO (Quick ChangeOver) and OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness). 

Our vision consists of 3 key points: 
  1. Excellence in all we do and be recognized as best in class.
  2. Partnership with our customers and suppliers, in order to drive improvement in our business.
  3. Growth of our markets, by providing Innovative Solutions, the Highest Quality and the most Outstanding Service, while meeting the expectations of our stakeholders. 
Training, encouraging and inspiring our people, gives us confidence of achieving our goals and fulfilling our vision statement of being the best we can be.