YALCO – Socrates D. Constantinou & Son S.A. was founded in Drama in 1920 as a family business and has developed, during the course of its almost one-hundred-year history, into one of the leading Greek companies in the commercial sector. As the largest distributor of household goods and hotel equipment in Greece, YALCO is the exclusive provider of top-name products from European, American and Asian producers and manufacturers. At the same time, since 2001 it has been active in the production of non-stick cookware under the name FEST, with a significant share of the Greek market and exports to more than 25 countries. The company also has retail outlets for household items and furniture (HABITAT, IONIA), while it is expanding its activities into new, dynamic sectors, such as air-conditioning as well as warehousing and distribution services for third parties.
In 1995, YALCO was listed on the Athens Stock Exchange. During the same year, it was voted one of the “500 most dynamic enterprises in Europe”, receiving an award from the European Union as one of its fastest growing businesses. Today, it employs over 200 staff members in production, sales, exports and management.
The company has offices and showrooms in Athens, Thessaloniki and Rhodes. Since 2008, its distribution center has been located in Oinofyta, Voiotia, where it has built an ultramodern center for warehousing and distribution, with room for over 30,000 pallets.
Today, YALCO remains one of the most steadily growing Greek companies – thanks to prudent management, adherence to long-term goals, employment of experienced personnel and its timely ability to seize new business opportunities.