History

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1975
First steps towards the establishment of the KAFKAS company, with Vassilis Kafkas opening the first store starting from the then developing East Attica market.

1979
KAFKAS company opens its second store and covers needs of professional electricians and contractors at a wider geographical range. 

1982

KAFKAS expands its business by opening two new stores.

1989
KAFKAS incorporates, becoming a Société Anonyme (SA), and relocates to company owned facilities, laying solid foundations for future growth.

1995
KAFKAS gains confidence and maturity in the market and expands its operations on Crete Island with two stores.

2000
The KAFKAS retail network starts expanding rapidly reaching 10 stores in 2004. The company invests in information technology installing an advanced ERP system.

2004
A milestone year for KAFKAS. The company leads the Greek market by becoming the top selling electrical equipment supplier with a turnover of 33 million euros and a rapidly expanding retail network, maintaining its leading market position ever since.  

2006
By acquiring I.KASTRISIOS TECHNIKI SA, a company engaged in the design and assembly of medium- and low-voltage switchboards and panels, KAFKAS enters panel manufacturing aiming to offer its customers a wide range of comprehensive solutions.

2008
Committed to providing top-notch services, the company invests in infrastructure upgrades by installing advanced SAP, BI and CRM systems.   

2011
To cope with the adverse economic environment, the company launches a restructuring and development plan, investing in human resources and setting up a Business Development function aimed at providing full customer support, especially for complex bespoke projects.        

2012

Seeking ways of updating and differentiating the level and content of services provided to its customers, KAFKAS proceeds with the establishment of Institute of Training and Development, aiming to offer knowledge and provisions to them and everyone who requests for new potential of professional advancement.

2013

Kafkas joines Fegime European group, gaining access to commercial trends and technological development on a European level. In addition, the company relocates to a new building, bringing together all its functions and maximizing department synergies. Finally, extends its branch network with new stores and brings, by the end of the year, its total number to 39.