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
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.
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.
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.