Papanastasiou is one of the most renowned wood industries in Greece and the wider Balkan region.
Having 75 years of history, Papanastasiou was founded in 1936, boasts of remarkable work and great contribution in the Greek wood industry. Having started from a furniture shop in Ambelokipi, Athens, Christos Papanastasiou – the founder- managed to become one of the best quality and dearest joiners of prewar and postwar Athens, with enviable customer base that remains loyal to the company to date.
in the ’60s Papanastasiou company moved in its Maroussi venue, and expanded its activity in the field of mass industry and television speaker furniture, controlling the largest part of the domestic market, while making large exports to countries such as Italy and Germany .
In the ’70s Papanastasiou created their factory in Avlona. The factory functions as a sawmill for tropical timber. Its capacity stands to 300 cubic meters / month of parquet production lines and deck, plywood production line as beams for roofs, pergolas and special constructions and “trikolliti” timber for use indoors and on windows.
In the ’90s Papanastasiou established a primary production unit in the Caucasus region of Russia, and in 2005 they created a beech timber and other hardwoods production unit in the central Serbian region.
Today the company offers a wide range of products in the markets where it operates, such as wooden floors, kitchen furniture, wardrobes, hard and plywood.
Ecological production line
The Avlona plant is one of the first in Greece that was based on the principle of recycling. Papanastasiou used all products and by-products of wood (large proportion of whom remain until now to end up in landfills) by creating a sawdust combustion unit that used renewable sources instead of oil and other fossil fuels. Thus the energy required for the drying and heating unit is derived exclusively from the combustion of wood by-products and residues.