ΕlvalHalcor at EXPORTS LEADERS
"An exports-oriented Greece – Export Leaders Awards 2021."
ElvalHalcor was distinguished as the Export Leader 2021 during the "An exports-oriented Greece - Export Leaders 2021" forum held online on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, in an event dedicated to the Greek economy and entrepreneurship, organised by New Times Publishing which for yet another year raised awareness and awarded our country's companies/Export Leaders.
Mr Spyros Kokkolis, Chief Financial Officer of ElvalHalcor, who participated in the live streaming event, stated that: "For us, our exports driven focus has been a strategic choice for decades. From very early on, after establishing ourselves in the domestic market, we realised that the way to grow and improve is to export. Our efforts based on continuous improvement and extraversion were the single path forward, and we followed that path successfully. The Important elements that led to our success were: our strategic investments, not only in capacity growth but also in research and technology, to be able to offer sustainable high quality and innovative products, the development of a strong distribution network, strategic alliances as well as of course our specialised and experienced human resources".
Referring to ElvalHalcor's investment activity, Mr. Kokkolis noted that in the last decade, investments in total exceeded EUR 500 million, while in 2019 alone, they amounted to EUR 164 million, highlighting the fact that most of these investments were executed within Greece.
In addition, Mr Kokkolis stated that: "We have focused particularly both on exports and continuous investments. Our commitment is to create shared value across everything we do, in line with the sustainability principles. With recyclable products, using an ever-increasing percentage of scrap in our production and introduction of technologies that ensure the environmentally friendly recycling of metals, certified by the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI Performance Standard) for the aluminium rolling division, investments in environmental protection projects to several other resource-saving practices. For us, being a responsible business with sustainability criteria plays both an important role in our successful extroverted activity as well as our future."
ElvalHalcor is a leading global industrial producer of aluminium and copper products. The Company was formed in December 2017 via the merger of ELVAL and HALCOR. ElvalHalcor currently holds a leading position in Europe in the copper tubes sector, while also having established its leading position within the global aluminium rolling industry. The Company has over 80 years of experience and know-how, a strong production base across 15 state-of-the-art production plants and a market presence in over 100 countries. ElvalHalcor offers sustainable solutions and products in dynamically developing markets such as packaging, transportation, building and construction, heating, cooling and air conditioning and RES. ElvalHalcor's growth focuses on investing in technology and sustainable development, thereby creating value for its stakeholders. For more information about the Company, please visit the website www.elvalhalcor.com.
About the "Export Leaders Awards"
The annual Greek exports business excellence forum is organised by the New Times Publishing organisation. Export Leaders Awards 2021 distinctions are awarded to Greek manufacturing companies with the highest (based on their turnover) exports-orientated focus. For more information, please visit the link https://newtimes.gr/export-leaders-2.