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History


1982 
Establishment of Kouros – I. Tseperkas & Co. Production takes place in a small workshop in Athens. In less than a decade, Kouros becomes the national leader in illuminated signage and advertising constructions.

1991 
To satisfy excess demand, Kouros commisions the construction of a new 5,000 m2 production facility in Athens

1992 
Kouros Bulgaria, a subsidiary company, is established in Sofia. A 1000 sq. m. production plant serves the Greek and local market. 

1995 
Kouros relocates to a 4,500 m2 facility in Avlonas, Attica 

1997 
The company’s status is changed to Societe Anonyme and is renamed to Kouros SA

1999 
Kouros is certified with ISO 9001:2000

2003 
Following an international tender, Kouros is selected as the primary signage supplier for the rebranding project of Citibank’s retail network in Europe

2005 
Establishment of subsidiaries in Romania and Bulgaria. The company’s export base expands to Central Europe (Austria, Poland), while Kouros implements the production and installation for signage projects in Cyprus, Albania, FYROM, Egypt and Sudan. The production facility in Greece is merged with an adjascent property to increase total area to 15,000 m2.

2006 
Artius Serbia is established

2007 
In Greece, Kouros commissions the implementation design for the expansion and modernization of the production facilities.
In Bulgaria, a 2,000 m2 space is leased and a production facility is put together.
In Romania, Artius creates an assembly line and purchases a 12,500 m2 plot in Bucharest for future use.
Artius Serbia completes numerous rebranding projects in the banking sector.

2008 
In Romania, a 10,000 m2 plot is purchased in the district of Jilava and the implementation design for a production facility commences. Outside Romania, Artius completes signage roll-outs in Ukraine
The company's logo is redesigned. The new design includes the addition of the "Integrated Sign Systems" subtitle, in order to emphasize the firm's ability to provide complete, multi-dimensional signage solutions.

2009
A catastrophic fire destroys the Greek plant completely. Within 20 days, Kouros relocates to a leased facility in Athens and in less than 2 months, production resumes. At the same time, some of the production is outsourced to Artius Romania and Artius Bulgaria in order to honour the delivery schedule.
Despite this disaster, Kouros is ranked in the 100 most profitable enterprises in Greece for FY 2009.

2010
The production plant in Bulgaria is equipped with brand new equipment, including 1400-dpi digital printers. Kouros is awarded the Strongest Companies in Greece certification.

2011
Kouros moves back to the production facility in Avlonas, which is completely rebuilt. The new plant is equipped with ultra-modern machinery, less than 2 years old and features a safe and user-friendly working environment.

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