HBI Panagopoulos was founded in 1926 when Nikos Panagopoulos created a small beverage industry in Maroussi and called it HBH to remind the little goddess who was spoiling the Olympian gods with nectar. In the 1960s and 1970s, an integrated company was formed by acquiring the bottling plant of the well-known water source of Karantani in Loutraki and creating the facilities in Athens and Thessaloniki. In 1973, HBH-Panagopoulos acquired the exclusive right to produce Pepsi Cola in Greece and in 1989 it was acquired by PepsiCo and renamed PepsiCo-HBH.
The company is a leader in the biscuit industry and holds a significant position in the bakery sector (Fryganis, Pachimadia, Kritsinia, Krispies). Specifically, it occupies the 2nd place in the whole toast, while it leads the premium toast category.
It has 4 factories in Athens, Thessaloniki, Volos and Inofyta, as well as a central Warehouse of Products in the area of Aspropyrgos, certified and operated according to the ISO 9001: 2008 International Quality Management Standards and ISO 22000: 2005 Quality Assurance, including the study HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points).
It has 3 sales outlets in Athens, Thessaloniki and Volos, while in the rest of Greece it markets its products through a network of local partners. A total of 200 vendors and merchandisers are on the market every day, along with almost all of the wholesalers involved in the Confectionery industry, thus ensuring the wide distribution of the company’s products.
The company was founded in 1970 in order to bring to the Greek market reliable technical products, which provide solutions to the needs of the professional craftsman, as well as the amateur who satisfies his hobbies. They are active in the area of paint shops, large department stores, marine stores and supermarkets.
They provide high-quality technical support, specialized knowledge of each product they market, and decades of experience in the field, data that leads them to maintain long-lasting professional partnerships with their 5,000 business associates.
Mars Hellas is the Greek subsidiary of the American multinational company Mars Incorporated. Based in Peania, Attica, the company now employs more than 140 partners and operates in 4 business areas: Chocolate, Chewing, Diet and Dog and Cats products. In particular, since 1983, Mars Hellas has some of the most famous brands in Greece: such as Mars®, Snickers®, Twix®, Bounty®, M & M’s® and Maltesers®, Uncle Ben’s® rice and sauces, Dolmio® sauces, Orbit® and 5® chewing gums, and Pedigree®, Whiskas®, Sheba®, Cesar® and Nutro® dogs and cats. Also, for years, Mars Hellas is one of the top 10 best-performing companies in Greece, the Great Place to Work Institute.