Spider Ν. Petsios & Sons S.A.’ was founded by Nikolaos Petsios in 1946 and is one of the largest metal product manufacturers in Greece today. The next 50 years saw the company succeed in making the name SPIDER synonymous with development, design and innovation. SPIDER is a healthy and forward looking company with a wide range of products with a dynamic awareness to the increasing demands from the National & International Markets. The successful evolution of the International markets, the research and development programs and the continuous updating in the modernization of the factories, helped strengthen and consolidate future plans. Having the vision to become a major player in the European stage, Spider is heavily investing in the production resources and development for its trade activities within the International markets.

Company details

Ind.Zone 172 , Ioannina , 45500 Greece

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Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Manufacturing, Other
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)

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Spider Ν. Petsios & Sons S.A.’ was founded by Nikolaos Petsios in 1946 and is one of the largest metal product manufacturers in Greece today. The next 50 years saw the company succeed in making the name SPIDER synonymous with development, design and innovation.

SPIDER is a healthy and forward looking company with a wide range of products with a dynamic awareness to the increasing demands from the National & International Markets.

The successful evolution of the International markets, the research and development programs and the continuous updating in the modernization of the factories, helped strengthen and consolidate future plans.

Having the vision to become a major player in the European stage, Spider is heavily investing in the production resources and development for its trade activities within the International markets.

The Company’s privately owned facilities are based in Ioannina and boast a total of three large factories of 155.000 sq.m together with a 30.000 sq.m of offices and warehousing.

Other operations include 3.500 sq.m of offices and display area in Moshato, Athens. A technical support unit and warehousing in Tavros as well as a full scale representation throughout Greece and abroad.

Founded in 1946 by Nikolaos Petsios, the business started as a sole trading company manufacturing templates.In the early 1960’s, the company expanded its activities in producing metal furnitures, oil stoves and other innovative products. Towards the end of 1968, the production of pre-fabricated shelves began. These were used by the early supermarkets.

In 1972 the family business changed its name to SPIDER METAL COMPANY N. PETSIOS ANS SONS S.A.. The 1970’s saw a wide expansion and extensive development of the metal shelves for the whole of Greece.

Also in 1974, Spider pioneered the metal manufacturing parts of STAYER lorries, steel calyxes and parts for Jeep vehicles.

In 1975, a second factory was being built in Ioannina and in 1980, a new modernized units started the production of steel calyxes for the Greek Armed Forces.

In 1983, Spider began the production of metal galvanized wheeled waste containers.

In 1995, Spider opened its first international subsidiary in Italy, SPIDER ITALIA which handles all products relating to waste containers.

In 1998, a second subsidiary was opened in the United Kingdom, SPIDER UK LTD further promoting a wide range of products associated with waste management.

In June 1999, the company takes over the COMMERCIAL SPIDER-EQUIP STORES S.A., this enabled the full integration of its activities and establishing a more rational planning of the financial and commercial policies.

December 1999, Spider was floated on the Athens Stock Exchange Market with the publication of 1,039680 shares and helped raise 5,2 billion Drachmas, around 15,3 million euro.

In November 2000, and to further consolidate is presence in the stores equipment’s market, Spider acquired 58% of “EPIPLOTECHNIKI S.A.” a company specializing in wood and crystal furnishing. This enable Spider to offer and combine different material such as metal, wood, aluminum and crystal furnishings to the retail market.

In 2001, an important and strategic contract was awarded to Spider to carry out the production of metal parts for the Mercedes Jeep on behalf of the Greek Armed Forces.

In July 2001, Spider UK was engaged in marketing the store equipment business in the United Kingdom.

SPIDER ENERGY S.A. was founded in July 2002 with a 50% holding by SPIDER S.A.

The company’s aim was to define and exploit renewable energy sources for the supply of electricity. A business plan for hydroelectric work and Aeolian Park was duly agreed and submitted. The licenses for 5 Aeolian Park with 95,2 MW power and 3 small hydroelectric projects of 19.95MW were published.

The Société Anonym Metal Industry N. Petsios and Sons S.A. was founded on the 12th February 1972 (GNE. 130/23.2.1972) and was born out the pre-existing company Société Anonym “Nikolaos Petsios and Sons S.A. which was founded in 1958 which itself was derived from the early sole trading company founded in 1946 by Nikolaos Petsios. Internationally, it is referred to as SPIDER S.A.

Spider’s headquarters are situated in the neighbourhood of Vounoplagia of Ioannina at the 5th Km National Road Ioannina-Igoumenitsa. Tel: +30 26510 25514. The company is registered under the Record Anonymous Companies (RAC) in Ioannina’s Town Hall. Registration number 10498/42/B/86/0. The Registration’s time in the Record Of Anonymous Companies has been set to end on 31st December 2050 with a possible extension following the General Assembly’s decision.

The company owns three production facilities. The first one operates from Kardamitsa in the neighbourhood of Vounopaglia Ioannina. This is also home to the headquarters and it is set in an area of 27.919 sq.m. The second production units are opposite Ioannina’s Airport in an area of 7,000 sq.m. The third is in the industrial zone of Ioannina with a total area of 102,556 sq.m

The industrial units operate under the following licences:

Production of metal waste containers, Armed Forces Equipment and metal furniture come from the Kardamitsia plant and comes under the operating licence which was granted on the 3rd April 1999 , registration number 100, No. F.14.61. The duration of this license is unlimited.

Production of metal furniture in the plant opposite Ioannina Airport and operating under license number ABEA 1126, No 14.62. This license is also unlimited.