50 Years of tradition to quality
Back in 1950 Mr. Ignatios Petropoulos, brought to the city Kavala, Greece the traditional art of preserving fish in salt, from the village of Kalloni at the Greek island of Lesbos, which was his homeland, setting up a small business in his new home. In order to keep live links with his village, he named the new business Kalloni, and registered it as its trademark.
The following generation, the three Petropoulos sons, inherited both the business and its founder’s passion for quality. New ideas were put into practice and the business advanced by leaps and bounds. Half a century later, Kalloni SA is one of the largest enterprises of its kind in Greece, producing more than 2.000 tons a year and exporting to customers worldwide.
Kalloni towards 21th century
In 1980 the need to expand the company’s facilities became too pressing to ignore. Thus work began for the construction of the company’s second factory at Kimmeria, near Xanthi, Greece, with the E.U. approval No 37 A 23. Work soon began on a third factory, its design and equipment remarkable for their modernity, even by European standards. The company’s three factories are built to the most rigorous European standards and their equipment is the very latest in food technology. The factory units cover a total surface area of 16.000 square meters. Automated production lines and machinery respond efficiently to the need for new products and larger quantities, while also contributing to lower costs. The fully equipped quality control section employs the internationally respected HACCP system. The Kalloni factories currently employ no fewer than 250 individuals
Awide range of products
Kalloni was the first company in this sector to introduce the sale of its products in glass jars. Every year the company can point to more new ideas and recipes for high quality products, while the range of products is expanding all the time. The range currently includes a variety of salted fish & fillets (anchovies, sardines, mackerels), smoked fish & fillets (mackerels, herrings), fillets of marinated fish, wet salted cod &fillets, tarama products and four different types of olives including the traditional local type of Throuba coming from the island Thassos. The products are disposed in a variety of different types of packaking (tins, jars and plastic trays), and different sizes both for loose sale and for standardized individual packaging.
Kalloni products are being disposed everywhere in Greece through a comprehensive distribution network, with representatives distributed geographically to cover all regions in the country. The above guarantees that the celebrated flavor and quality of the Kalloni products will end up to every Greek dinning table. Moreover, the company is an experienced exporter worldwide. Interested distributors, importers and alike are welcome to contact us via the ‘Contact’ link. You can view some of our products via the ‘Products’ link.