Epirotic Bottling Industry S.A. was founded in 1990 in Perivleptos of Ioannina and is one of the most well-known and trusted companies in the bottled water industry. It has three water and beverages factories (Perivlepptos, Kalpaki, Loutraki) and PETCOM Plastics, a manufacturer of PET packaging for better control of its packaging materials.
PETCOM is located in the Industrial Area of Ioannina and produces PET preforms and closures for PET packaging of water, soft drinks and milk. VIKOS S.A. has steadily held the leading position in the market share of bottled water in Greece since 2006, while at the same time it has a very strong growth in the beverage market.
AS HELLAS started cooperation with VIKOS S.A. in 2010 when it was asked to improve and upgrade the production processes in order to enhance control and efficiency and increase the capacity of the Perivleptos plant. The plant, after years of rapid growth, needed redesigning and optimization of the automated processes, in order to support the addition of new equipment.
The production lines were redesigned with a new modular configuration. A streamlined design that would allow for easy future upgrade and expansion.
Due to the high demand for Vikos water and the continuous operation of the plant, the project was carried out step by step. AS HELLAS, with many years of experience in upgrading facilities without interrupting the production schedule, was the right partner for the execution of this complex project.
During the works, the plant was controlled partially by the new and partially by the old system. Following the progress of the project, the new system was increasingly taking over from the old system, until it replaced it completely.