COMPANY

COMPANY PROFILE

MARMIL was established in 1978 in Heraklion Crete by Ioannis Vitsaras.

The experienced personnel of MARMIL, having a deep knowledge of the materials, in conjunction with the modern marble processing equipment, is able to fulfill the most demanding projects of the domestic and international market.

MARMIL, always aiming to provide products and services of the highest quality, participates in the most well-known international exhibitions, keeps up with all the new trends, invests in the expertise of its personnel and in up to date machinery equipment, and controls the production of its products from the mining to the final stage of processing at the factory.

Our long-term and exclusive partnerships with clients and suppliers from all over the world, demonstrate our ability to deliver high quality products and services, confirm the market's confidence to our company, stabilize our export orientation and rank us amongst the most respected companies of the stone industry.

MARMIL's vision is to always research for new materials, expand into new markets, and continuously grow, respecting its network of partners, human personnel and the environment.

HISTORY

1978 | Establishment of an individual marble processing company by Ioannis Vitsaras.

1989 | Conversion of the company to a Limited Liability Company namely "LEFKA MARMARA LTD".

1992 | Participation of the company for the first time in major projects such as Elounda Beach Hotels in Elounda Crete, Kalimera Kriti in Sissi Crete, Kernos Beach in Malia Crete and Robinson Club Lyttos Beach in Anissaras, Crete, which significantly contributed to the company’s development.

1994 | The company for the first time installs its factory, on a privately owned area, cited in the Industrial Area of Heraklion.

1997 | Conversion of the company to a public limited company namely "LEFKA MARMARA SA".

2000 | Construction of a marble slab processing plant, with the installation of a gangsaw and a slab polishing machine for the production of marble slabs..

2008 | Manos Vitsaras and Stefania Vitsara, children of Ioannis, take over the administration of the company.

2009 | Purchase of an area of 22,000 sq.m. in the Industrial Area of Alagni, for the future construction of a new marble block plant.

2010 | Acquisition of a marble quarry in the prefecture of Rethymnon.
Entry for the first time in European markets.
Exclusive distribution agreement with the leading Spanish Industry of quartz surfaces and artificial marbles, COMPAC S.A., for the exclusive import and commercial representation of its products in Greece.

2011 | Renaming the company to "MARMIL S.A." and replacing the old logo with the new one.

2012 | First exports to the Middle East.

2017 | First exports to the Far East.

2018 | Cooperation agreement with the well-known Spanish Industry of porcelain surfaces, GRESPANIA S.A., for the commercial representation of its products in Greece. 
Submission of the new company’s investment plan in the Greek development law for the construction of a new marble slab processing plant in the Industrial Area of Alagni.
Redesign of the business commercial identity and logo’s development.

CORPORATE VALUES

Integrity

  • We always operate with ethical business practices
  • We ensure transparency and credibility at all levels of our partnerships
  • We promote with honest and consistency our partnerships

 

Quality

  • We put quality as the cornerstone of all our activities
  • We emphasize detail at all stages of production
  • We use modern production methods to optimize the quality of our products

 

Value to the customer

  • We seek for the maximum satisfaction of our customers' needs
  • We provide high quality products and services
  • We respond to the new challenges of the market

 

Continuous Improvement

  • We enhance our corporate knowledge
  • We seek for high level training in all areas
  • We exchange knowledge and experiences with our partners for business excellence

 

Corporate social responsibility

  • We give priority to work safety
  • We focus on social sensitivity
  • We respect the environment

 

 

HUMAN RESOURCES

Our company is committed to the development of its people, building long-lasting trust relationships from the level of management to the level of workforce, with the goal of constantly improving and adding value to all areas of its activity.

The efforts, abilities and knowledge of our personnel are the pillar of achieving our goals that are based on our corporate values.

Given that our people are at the heart of our activities, hygiene and safety in the workplace, and therefore good physical and mental well-being, is our top priority.

INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES - QUARRIES

Our facilities in the Industrial Area of Heraklion, Crete, include the Department of Slab Production, the Department of Project Management, the Artistic Department, the Warehouse of Slabs, the Warehouse of marble Blocks, the Exhibition Hall, the Administration Offices, the Accounting Department and the Commercial Department.

Our facilities have modern mechanical equipment, capable of meeting the needs of the most demanding projects.

Modernization and expansion of our building facilities is in progress in the Industrial Area of Heraklion, as well as the construction of a new modern marble slab production plant, just outside the city of Heraklion, in a privately owned area of 22,000 sq.m., at the Industrial Area of Alagni.

Our company maintains a privately-owned quarry of greyish-green marble in the prefecture of Rethymnon.

PRODUCTS

Greek marbles are the main pillar of MARMIL’s product catalog. From the well-known white marbles of Greece, such as VOLAKAS, KYKNOS, THASSOS, NAXOS, DIONYSOS, NESTOS marble to the colored marbles SHEILA GRAY, GREEN TINOS, BEIGE of IOANNINA and our VERDE CANDIA are an excellent marble collage, capable to meet the requirements of each project on the domestic and international market.

The wide range of MARMIL's natural stones, complement marbles and granites imported from all over the world. In addition, based on the continuously increasing market demands for new materials and always aiming at fulfilling our customers' specific needs, we have come in agreement, with the top European brands in quartz (quartz COMPAC) and porcelain surfaces (COVERLAMTOP by GRESPANIA), for exclusive imports and distributions of their products in Greece.

PROJECTS – INTERNATIONAL MARKET

In a short time since its establishment, MARMIL managed to gain the confidence of the local market in Crete and then to undertake important projects in the rest of Greece.

Today, our company has gained a clear export orientation and has gradually expanded its export activities across Europe and several countries in Middle and Far East.

Our long-lasting experience in the acquisition and delivery of major projects, combined with the deep knowledge of the materials and the modern marble processing equipment we own, enables us to fulfill the most demanding designs, with absolute respect to the quality and delivery time specifications.

PARTNERSHIPS

MARMIL is the exclusive importer and distributor of COMPAC quartz surfaces in Greece from 2010. COMPAC is the Spanish worldwide leading company in high quality decorative surfaces from 1975.

COMPAC technological quartz is not only a resistant, versatile and beautiful product, but also offers consumers exceptional quality, which why it is the only product of its kind to offer a lifetime warranty that covers any manufacturing defects affecting the materials used in the fabrication process, whereby any defective material in the countertop would be replaced or repaired. This is an added value for customers who place their trust in COMPAC’s quality products.

The company has two modern production centers, in Spain and in Portugal, with a combined capacity of over 4.5 million square meters (48,437,597 ft²) of products per year. A large-scale company with over 400 professionals, whose common aim is to improve COMPAC products every day and offer a better and more complete service to customers all over the world. COMPAC exports its products in all the European Union (28 countries), in the United States of America, in Canada, in Mexico and in the Arab Emirates.

COMPAC's ultimate aim is to be an eco-efficient company that uses 100% recycled or renewably-sourced raw materials for the manufacture of its products. The company has been evaluated under technical specific requirements with:

- The Greenquard gold mark certificate, issued by the Greenguard Environmental Institute, for the products’ compliance with indoor air quality standards covering volatile organic compounds (COVs).
- The Greenquard Children & Schools Certified, one of the strictest standards in the industry, issued by the Greenguard Environmental Institute, for products’ low chemical emissions.
- The Greenquard Indoor Air Quality Certified, issued by the Greenguard Environmental Institute, for products’ low chemical emissions.
- The NSF certification, by the National Health and Safety US organization, meaning that COMPAC’s products are safe and hygienic materials for use in direct contact with food and foodstuffs of all Kinds.
- Certificate issued by the U.S. Green Building Council, for energy and environmental design.
- Compliance with the European Regulation CE 1935/2004 for objects intended for contact with food.
- Certificate for the quartz products according to fire resistance classes, as tested by AFITILICOF Centre of Fire Testing and Research (Associantion for the Promotion of Research and Fire Safety Technology) pursuant to IMO Resolution a.653 según IMO FTPC Code Resolution MSC 61 (67).

Quartz is available in many color backgrounds of fine to coarse pattern. Through this wide range and excellent abrasion resistance coupled with a near-zero absorption, quartz is ideal for any indoor application such as kitchen countertops or bathroom floors, etc. They are an innovative solution in the field of ornamental stones while they correspond the needs of modern design for architects and designers.

For more information, please visit the official COMPAC website: www.compac.es

 

MARMIL is official distributor and importer of GRESPANIA surfaces in Greece. GRESPANIA. which was founded in 1976, is a very well-known ceramic manufacturing company located in Spain.

The company’s products boast both innovative technical properties as well as innovative cutting-edge designs. The Coverlam top porcelain collection, ideal for kitchen countertops, tables or cabinets, is made with natural raw materials that offers superior mechanical and aesthetic properties. The collection has 10 years warranty.

GRESPANIA has three factories all equipped with state-of-the-art technology and the most advanced processes. In addition to its production facilities, GRESPANIA has two service centers in Santiago de Compostela and Granada in Spain. The company also has 5 subsidiaries companies serving as distribution hubs in strategic European countries: France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and the UK. The production capacity of the company is estimated to 10,000,000 m2 per year.

GRESPANIA has led the way in terms of developing environmental conservation policies and, staying true to this commitment, since the very beginning has implemented environmentally-friendly programs such as the installation of a water purification system, the cogeneration project and the projected ‘Zero Waste’ factory. In 2010, the company expanded its environmental focus beyond production processes and began releasing products which positively impact the environment.

Consequently, the company has been evaluated under technical specific requirements with the below certificates:

- UNE-EN ISO 14021:2002, environmental labels and declaration.
- ISO 14001:2004, design, manufacture and commercialization of ceramic tiles.
- ISO 9001:2008, quality management systems (QMS).
- IPPC environmental integrated authorization (EU directive n.96/61).
- DDR of all kind of packaging (pallets, plastics strips, cardboard).
- KYOTO Protocol commitment, international treaty rights to C02 emissions.
- DAPc.002.010, environmental product declaration (ISO 14.025, ISO 21.930).

The possibilities within the GRESPANIA product range are endless: from ideas for those seeking a touch of personality and unique style for their homes, to technical solutions for professionals involved in the most exciting building projects.

For more information, please visit the official GRESPANIA website: www.grespania.com