With a special event, the new facilities of the VIANEX Group in Gerakas were inaugurated on Tuesday, June 28, by Mr. Dimitris Giannakopoulos, Chairman of the Board. and Managing Director of the VIANEX Group, and in the presence of Messrs. Adonis Georgiadis, Minister of Development and Investment and Thanos Plevris, Minister of Health.
Against the current of business introversion and despite the challenges, the VIANEX Group continues to make steady growth steps and invest in Greece, strengthening both its positive footprint in the Greek economy and society, but also expanding its portfolio. The investment in the new facilities of the Group in Gerakas amounting to 10 million euros comes to give new dynamics to the companies VIANEX and VIAN and to the products that are distributed to the growing network of partners. It is typically noted that the new facilities have warehouses with a total area of about 9,000 sq.m., and a capacity of up to 10,000 product pallets, while about 500 codes are packaged and stored and prepared for distribution in 5,750 pharmacies throughout Greece. It is estimated that annually the orders to the network of pharmacies will reach 60,000.
The new facilities also have an EOF Labeling Department with five labeling lines, educational spaces and several auxiliary spaces, but also comfortable, new offices and outdoor gardens, offering an excellent environment to their 225 employees.
Mr. Dimitris Giannakopoulos, Chairman of the Board and CEO of VIANEX Group, thanked the guests and said: “The investment, amounting to over 10 million euros, was made in a difficult environment, with many obstacles and uncertainties. Indicatively to mention that for the period 2021-2022, The clawback and rebate at the Group level “reached” 95 million euros. , we invest in Greece.Our companies have never left to go to tax havens.We insist on supporting the Greek business, the Greek economy and the future of the country.Today we present the first completed project of our investment program, while soon we will have newer , for the progress of our next projects, because VIANEX wants to continue investing in Greece and make Greeks proud! “.
Mr. Adonis Georgiadis, Minister of Development and Investment, greeted the guests and noted: “Today I am here with unlimited respect to the Giannakopoulou family, in general for what it has offered to the Greek economy. As a government, we have proved that we believe in supporting the Greek “Pharmaceutical industry as an important component for the progress of our country. We are committed to continue in this direction, trying to create an environment that will help flourish investment.”
Mr. Thanos Plevris, Minister of Health, also addressed a short greeting where he stated: “VIANEX has” accustomed “us to investments that boost the country’s GDP. It has contributed a lot to the great work of the National Health System, while contributing to the important In addition, when the debate in Europe concerns production and its size, I am glad that Greek companies, such as VIANEX, are taking advantage of the investment clawback and expanding their presence in our country. little by little we will be able to achieve the rationalization of the clawback, because in the end everything is done for the good of the Greek patients “.
Finally, Mr. Konstantinos Panagoulias, Vice President of VIANEX SA, noted: “This investment concerns mainly handling and logistics. Because recently we had an increase in our products and the need for distribution was great. And there we chose to have ‘strategic autonomy’ in distribution, so that there is no dependence on third parties, so that we can ensure the quality of our products and finally maintain our customer-centric approach.In addition, the investment clawback has given us impetus and we hope that soon there will be more favorable conditions for those companies that choose to invest in Attica “.
After the short greetings, a consecration ceremony was held by His Beatitude the Metropolitan of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki, Nikolaos, while the ribbon was symbolically cut by Mr. Giannakopoulos and the Ministers Mr. Georgiadis and Mr. Plevris.
The event was attended by the close family of Mr. Dimitris Giannakopoulos, the Management Team of the VIANEX Group, as well as high-ranking executives with a long-term contribution to the Group. In addition, guests were representatives of the State and the Local Government, but also associates from the field of health, pharmaceutical industry, communication, etc.
Among others, the “present” was given by the Deputy Minister of Health, Mr. Zoe Rapti, the General Secretary of Health Services, Mr. Ioannis Kotsiopoulos, the Attica Regional Governor, Mr. Georgios Patoulis, the Deputy Regional Development Director of Attica, Mr. George & Public Welfare of Attica, Mr. Ioannis Kechris, the Mayor of Pallini – Gerakas, Mr. Athanasios Zoutsos, the Deputy Mayors of Pallini – Gerakas, Mr. Dimitrios Karras and Dimitrios Baxevanis, etc.