The Italian firm Para is a family business, founded in Milan in 1921 and today is one of the major producers of fabrics in the world market. It is engaged in producing high quality fabrics, offering unique products like TEMPOTEST fabrics used for shading (awnings), for outdoor and indoor furnishings and upholstery of boat furnishings.
Para is a fully vertically integrated production unit, certified with the standard ISO 9001: 2000 and has established its reputation internationally as a producer of high quality fabrics and unique style. It guarantees excellent service and impeccably finished products, making continuous and intensive checks, from spinning and weaving to dyeing, printing and finishing of cloth. It ha six privately owned factories and its products are exclusively represented in Greece, Balkans and Cyprus from Floros Fine Shading.
For more than five decades, Pratic has been designing and producing shading systems, such as awnings and pergolas, high quality, with Italian style and aesthetic. Since its establishment in 1960 until today it offers complete solutions for protection against sun, rain and wind, which can be perfectly adapted to any architectural design and requirement.
From the initial design to the final product, it invests systematically and over time in the key areas of research and development. It aims and focuses on the development of products of unsurpassed quality, functionality and elegance. In the production of innovative shading systems deservedly branded Pratic, and marked «Made in Italy».
ETEM is a leading Greek aluminum extrusion company, with global presence in more than 20 countries and exports exceeding 70% of its production capacity. Founded in 1971 it is the first design and production company of integrated architectural systems and aluminum profiles for industrial applications in Greece.
Today, ETEM, ranks among the most promising companies in Southeast Europe, thanks to continued innovation and investment in infrastructure equipment and personnel. The production line has been certified according to ISO 9001-2000 and meets the most demanding European and international standards. With two production facilities in Athens (Greece) and Sofia (Bulgaria) and with annual capacity exceeding 40,000 tons, it guarantees continuous and uninterrupted delivery to all its customers.
Somfy was founded in 1969 in France (Cluses, Haute-Savoie) and is considered the No. 1 company worldwide in motors and controls for homes and commercial buildings. It manufactures and distributes automatic control mechanisms for roller shutters, awnings, blinds, gates and garage doors, and leverages its presence at local level to understand consumer needs and guide innovation programs.
Today, Somfy is present in 40 countries through a network of 45 subsidiaries and 19 offices, located in all five continents. With workforce of 3,300 people and seven plants in Europe and USA, it manufactures more than five million automatic mechanisms per year, 70% of which are exported worldwide.
AkzoNobel Coatings SA, member of AkzoNobel Group, is considered a world leader in electrostatic powder coatings technology. It supplies the industry worldwide with innovative products bearing the trademark Interpon. It passionately develops sustainable solutions for all its customers, while providing customized solutions on demand.
With production activity in 32 factories on five continents and commercial activity in more than 44 countries, it has won the title of largest producer of powder paint in the world. In Greece, the group of AkzoNobel operates for more than 22 years and is a leading choice of architects and experts. It employs more than 150 workers in the Greek territory and more than 40,000 worldwide.
The Japanese firm Achilles was founded in 1948 and operates in the production of PVC products. It is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and has offshore activities worldwide. Its basic feature is competitive and unparalleled quality of products available internationally.
In 1982 it was renamed Achilles Corporation, and in 2002 seven of the group factories and six subsidiaries in Japan acquired the certificate ISO 14001. Its headquarters are in Mihonbashi, Chuo-Ku and the factory in Ashikaga, Tochigi.