On Wednesday, 14 June 2023, TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas, the leading Certification and Inspection Organization in Greece, held the inauguration of its new offices at its Thessaloniki Branch, in the presence of numerous guests, representatives of the political world and local government. In its new offices at 6, Katsimidi Str. in Thessaloniki, TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas, with its team of more than 60 employees and partners, is consistently and professionally at the side of professionals and businesses in Northern Greece.

The new offices of TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas in Thessaloniki will provide a wide portfolio of innovative services for Management Systems and Product Certifications, Technical and Industrial Inspections, Certification of Professionals’ Qualifications, Legal Compliance Services for Organizations, Laboratory Analyses & Testing as well as modern Technological Solutions for Digital Training, not only in the city of Thessaloniki but also in the wider regions of Central, Western, Eastern Macedonia and Thrace. The company is on a trajectory of rapid growth and creates new infrastructures, while promoting economic growth and employment in the local communities where it operates.

The opening ceremony was held by Mr. Ioannis Kallias, General Manager of TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas, who welcomed all the attendees together with Mr. Georgios Zampos, Director of the Northern Greece Branch of TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS, Mr. Ioannis Andronikidis, CEO of ACTA – Technovlastos of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Mr. George Seiragakis, General Manager of TÜV AUSTRIA FOOD ALLERGENS LABS, bringing everyone to the new era of TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas.

Mr. Ioannis Kallias, General Manager of TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas
Mr. Christos Nestoras, CEO of the Hellenic Accreditation System

Among others, Mr. Ioannis Kallias stated: “Today we are launching together a new era for the sector of certification, technical inspections, training, professional qualifications, laboratory testing and digital transformation in Northern Greece. Our entire rich portfolio is at the disposal of every professional and business, both in Thessaloniki and in the wider region of Northern Greece and the Balkans. Today, together, we are shaping the future, creating a one-stop shop in Northern Greece and throughout the Balkans. A guarantee of security in the interaction between Business and Society, because certification, technical control, certified training and accredited analysis and testing is a matter of culture!”

Present at the inauguration was Mrs.Voula Patoulidou, Vice-Regional Governor of the regional unit of Thessaloniki, who praised the importance of Certification both in the Private Sector and in Local Government, stressing the importance of the strengthened operation of TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas in the city of Thessaloniki. Characteristically for the Certification sector, Mrs Patoulidou said: “It is one thing to declare something and another to be certified in what you declare. With Certification, every declaration you make immediately takes on different value. We are glad that this very large tool is being extended here in Thessaloniki and helps us too”.   Mr. Christos Nestoras, CEO of the Hellenic Accreditation System, was also present, who said: “I am really happy about the rapid growth of the company and wish it every success in its new beginning. We stand by TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas, every step of the way, to further strengthen the industry.”

Mrs. Eleni Papia, Public Relations Manager and member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Hoteliers, as well as Konstantinos Gioulekas, candidate member of Parliament in A’ Thessaloniki, were present. The guests were shown around the premises of the new branch by Mr. Ioannis Kallias who wished good luck to all employees, noting that they offer valuable services for the sector of Certification, Inspections, Accreditation and Education in our country.

The event concluded with a celebratory cocktail party for the attendees. The food and refreshments that were not consumed were donated to the non-profit organization “Boroume” for distribution to our fellow human beings in need.

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