A few words about us.

The company was founded in 1972 by Nikolaos Batzilis in the region of Magnisia Thessalonikis. It started as a small family business which evolved, over the years, to one of the largest processing plants for agricultural products with export orientation. Almost 95% of the production is exported to 13 countries.

Our headquarters are located in Thessaloniki, Greece and more specificaly in Magnisia region. It is a private 17000m2 area with 2000m2 dedicated to structures. In July 2014, following the evolutionary trend of the company the production unit moved to the industrial area of Stavrochori, Kilkis, in new and improved facilities.

The infrastructure and services provided by the organized industrial area in Kilkis gave way to advancement of the production by use of the internal road and water supply network, the biological wastewater treatment plant, street lighting, 24-hour security, fire station, direct connection to the national road network, and even a kindergarten for working families.

Associations Membership.

At Nikos Export we believe in strong associations. Being active members of Greek Import & Export associations has provided multiple benefits for our business in terms of staff education and training, certifications, access to events, networking and a lot more. Currently our company is an active members of SEVE: Greek International Business Association and SELETROPE: Association of Overseas Greek Food & Drinks Importes

Company Chronology

farmer

1968

Nikolaos Batzilis, using farming knowledged passed to him by his father and grandfather begins production of green pepper crops which are sold to the only pickle factory in Thessaloniki.

pepper

1972

An unsually large crop that year finds Nikolaos trying to channel it to the Greek market unsuccessfuly. This gives him initiative to begin his own pickled pepper process. With help from friends and town locals, they construct a large container and begin to process the peppers, handpicking them one by one with forks. Their efforts result in the first 1000kg of pickled peppers which are exported to Germany.

machine

1975

Nikolaos pickles begin to grow on demand which leads to the acquisition of the companys first large process machine.

Exhibition

1979

A little over 10 years since Nikos Export began its endeavor the company appears for the first time to the international exhibition of food and beverages in Thessaloniki.

Warehouse

1984 - 1988

The company continues to expand its exports with new clients from England, Sweden and Finland while at the same time it builds its first 700m2 warehouse to accomodate the increased needs of storing and safekeeping of its merchandise.

barrel

1992

Our commitment to progress led us to introduce the usage of 200lt barrels to further improve the quality of the fermentation process.

Management

2003 - 2008

Nikos Export opens trade routes with countries in the Middle East. Nikolaos Batzilis mentors and passes his knowledge to his son Dimitrios who picks up the management of the company in 2005. Dimitrios with his fluency in English and German brings in new business deals with countries in Central, Western and Eastern Europe.

Management

2008 - 2010

Furthermore, to giveback something to our employess we built recreation areas and sports facilities over 3 hectares of land in our private premises.

Warehouse

2011

Exports keep rising and additional facilities for production and storing are required. A 400m2 structure is built and existing buildings are renovated while new production and packaging lines are completed.

Movie

2014

The company moves the largest part of the production process to Stavrochori, Kilkis to utilize the advantages of the organized industrial area infrastructure.