At AGRIS, we placed our focus on Horticulture about twenty years ago, at a time when vegetable seedlings were a novel idea in the Greek business market. AGRIS is the first and only company in Greece which, despite its steady course and singular dynamic, took it upon itself to break away from field crops in order to specialise in a specific field. This initiative formed the root of a life's work, the core of which has always been our absolute focus on Horticulture through research and development. Today, AGRIS is the largest company specialising in Horticulture in Southeast Europe.
PRODUCTIVE HYBRIDS, STRONG SEEDLINGS
Since 1987, HM Clause, one of the largest Horticultural companies in the world, has entrusted AGRIS with its exclusive distridution in Southeast Europe. To our customers, this simply translates to: exceptional hybrids, tested in different cultivation zones and internationally guaranteed for their quality and increased productivity.
By applying the same high control and evaluation specifications, we constantly research and develop the vegetable seedlings we sell to growers who lay their trust in the services provided by AGRIS. Through adaptation to each place and our people-oriented approach, we research and mass produce seedlings with special quality characteristics and significant advantages for the field, which put excellent products on the shelf, thus connecting the first and last link in the Horticultural Chain.
INTEGRATED HORTICULTURE SOLUTIONS
Each of our pillars of activity - supply of seeds, production of seedlings, consulting - is incorporated in AGRIS' Horticulture Chain, which offers continuity and consistency of actions for all players, from the growers to the food factory. We at AGRIS desire and aspire to participate in the new vision for Horticulture, which promotes collaborative actions and transforms crop systems worldwide. We believe in environmental sustainability; we consider balanced development to be the only way and we participate with our products, research and focused horticultural activities in the creation of more possibilities and more comprehensive answers to the problems related to cultivation, energy and nutrition, which are currently of concern.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT IN THE FRONT LINE
Since 2002, we have established multilevel collaborations with recognised academic institutions such as the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Technological Educational Institute of Crete and the Technological Educational Institute of the Peloponnese, which focus on basic research as well as technological or applied research. We respond to the serious challenges faced by the Horticulture sector, from climate change to progressive food crises, with searches, experimentation, solutions and development proposals. This experience of profound knowledge is what we cultivate on a daily basis at AGRIS for our people.
Our goal at AGRIS is to provide a healthy and safe work environment, and to give all our people the opportunity to advance. We look for employees who are eager to undertake responsibility. Love for the earth and nature, respect towards others, tried and tested knowledge and pride in the work carried out are the elements that build the company's collective character. Each and every employee at AGRIS has the boldness, concerns and humility of a leader, which makes them a vital cell of the company.
DYNAMIC INVESTMENT PLAN
Substantial funds have been invested in the company's organisational structures and in the modernisation of production. In particular, at the production facility in Kleidi [Klidi], Imathia, ten model healing chambers have been created for grafted seedlings, and new systems were developed for biomass heating, irrigation, plant thinning and monitoring of the production process. During this same period, the company started to expand its commercial activities to Romania and Bulgaria, and made the investment in Trifylia, Messenia, which constitutes a reference point for vegetable crops operating in zones with similar bioclimatic characteristics. The newest AGRIS production facility in Ierapetra, Crete, was completed in 2010, thus strengthening the company's presence in one of the most important horticultural regions in Greece, which supplies products to all large markets in Europe.