“Kouros 2016” the Business Awards: important distinction for KAFKAS


On the 30th of November, Mr. Nikos Kafkas, president and CEO of V. KAFKAS S.A., was presented by the Entrepreneurship Club with the “KOUROS 2016” award for the company’s performance in DEVELOPMENT & INNOVATION. This award justifies the efforts of all people of KAFKAS during the economic crisis.

KAFKAS is the leading Greek company in the fields of electrical equipment, lighting and energy. With a turnover of over 120mil.€, a workforce of 800 people, 55 stores and an excellently staffed B2B sales team, KAFKAS has a clear corporate vision: to provide with its partners – manufacturers and installers of electrical equipment - technologically advanced and state of the art products offering reliable solutions to consumer needs for energy saving, safety and control in both commercial and domestic buildings.

In the past seven years, KAFKAS is considered the benchmark for the entire business community, facing successfully a major challenge. Despite the construction activity’s precipitation by 60%, KAFKAS has managed to double its sales, human resources and stores and at the same time to quadruple its market share.

The secret of the company’s success lies in the philosophy it has adopted and implemented throughout the years: daily innovation, continuous improvement and commitment to its anthropocentric values.

The Entrepreneurship Club supports over time values of innovation, openness and accountability and honors entrepreneurs who lead their organizations based on economic fundamentals and growth prospects. The event, held on November 30 in Athens, was attended by major political and institutional representatives, and hundreds of prominent business executives.

Prompted by this award, the President and CEO of KAFKAS, Mr Nikos Kafkas said: It is a great honor and reward to be receiving the “KOUROS 2016” award. Distinctions like this demonstrate that the investments made to our people and innovation at all levels of our business operations, are worthwhile and contribute to our growth. We are committed to continue to support our values and improve ourselves constantly, focusing as always in the attempt to offer high quality products and services, by putting the needs of our customers at the center of our business model.