Three generations in tomato processing

3 factories in 2 countries, processing over 500.000 tons of fresh fruit per year

The company has two processing plants in Greece and one in Turkey, where we produce a full range of tomato products in packages suitable for industrial, food service and retail channels.

Innovation

Development and growth based on innovation

  • The first tomato processing plant in Greece to produce HB paste
  • The first in Greece to install aseptic filling
  • The first in Greece to aseptically pack diced tomatoes
  • The first Greek food processing company to be awarded the ISO 9001 certification

HISTORY

Over 100 years young

1915

Dimitrios Nomikos sets up the first organized tomato processing factory in south eastern Europe, at Monolithos, on the island of Santorini.

1945

His son George starts a second factory on the island of Santorini, at Vlyhada.

1957

George starts a third factory on the island of Kos.

1970

The company gets incorporated and sets up one more factory in  mainland Greece, at Aliartos village in the former lake Copais area.

1982

The company expands its operations further north by building a new factory at the Domokos area.

2003

The company acquires the majority stake in Merko Gida company, Turkey.

2007

The company acquires the Heinz Greece primary processing plant, “COPAIS”.

2014

The Vlyhada factory is converted into a Tomato Industrial Museum and Cultural Center.

 TODAY

The company is the oldest tomato processing company in the world still in operation and the biggest tomato products processor in Greece. It is still family owned and is managed by the third generation of the Nomikos family.

HONOURING CULTURE, HISTORY AND TRADITION

The Nomikos family financed the conversion of the Vlyhada factory into an Industrial Museum dedicated to the tomato cultivation, harvesting and processing traditions on the island of Santorini.

The space is also a Cultural Center, “Santorini Arts Factory”, which gives local society the opportunity to enjoy quality performances, exhibitions, cultural and training events all year round.

More about the museum here

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