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A triple distinction of SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT in Greek Exports Awards 2017

A triple distinction of SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT in Greek Exports Awards 2017

SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT, was nominated for the third consecutive year, with three awards in this year’s “Greek Exports Awards” held on Friday, December 1st, in the presence of senior government officials and members of the Greek business community. The company awarded with the gold prize in the category “Top Industrial Company”, the gold prize in the category “Top Manufacturing Company” and the silver as the “Top Exports Company”. The company’s export orientation is shown by the fact that 84% of industrial production is exported to 500 customers in more than 100 countries and 5 continents, with its factory in Xanthi been one of the biggest industrial batteries production lines, in... read more
SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT  contributes to a pilot RES project of PPC in Gavdos

SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT contributes to a pilot RES project of PPC in Gavdos

“SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT” (or the Company), a fully owned (100%) subsidiary of Olympia Group, contributes to a pilot project of “PPC (DEI) Renewables” for the coverage of Gavdos’ energy needs with regard to Renewable Energy Sources (RES). With a strong emphasis on the optimization of the use of energy produced from photovoltaic storage systems, this action is conducted in the context of the Company’s broader commercial strategy as well as its commitment towards the goal of sustainable development and corporate responsibility. With the objective to assist the pilot project of “PPC Renewables” in Gavdos, SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT offered, as bonus, part of the required equipment, it proceeded with the supply of other related equipment and it also performed the entire installation works on a free of charge basis. It is worth mentioning that apart from the production of electricity from renewable energy sources, the above project also concerns the storage of energy into batteries produced by SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT so that this energy can be utilized in periods when there is no sun in the sky and when the electric energy from the available photovoltaic systems is not sufficient. By this manner, it is achieved a considerable reduction in the use of electric generator sets which are currently utilized during such periods. The system which was installed is sufficient to cover 10% of the island’s energy demand with a total cost equivalent to the annual fuel cost of the thermal plant. It is worth noting that SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT prepared the relevant study with regard to the storage and distribution of the produced energy from the photovoltaic park into the thermal production station... read more
A new order from the Dutch Ministry of Defense demonstrates the leading position of SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT S.A. in submarine batteries tenders worldwide

A new order from the Dutch Ministry of Defense demonstrates the leading position of SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT S.A. in submarine batteries tenders worldwide

Athens, September 28th, 2015 SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT S.A., member of Panos Germanos group of companies, Olympia, keeps on recording successes in international tenders for submarine batteries, having a winning percentage of 70%. More specifically, SUNLIGHT has already supplied with submarine batteries countries such as Italy, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Greece, Netherlands, Peru, Ukraine, Egypt, Pakistan, South Africa, Ecuador, and Korea. SUNLIGHT, further strengthening its market presence, proceeded with signing a new contract with the Dutch Ministry of Defense for the supply of a Walrus submarine battery shipset. The aforementioned project is very important as it is the third tender by the Dutch Ministry of Defense that SUNLIGHT won competing against the two largest companies of the energy storage sector. The international tender was issued in June 2015 and the contract was signed in September 2015. This success confirms the confidence placed to SUNLIGHT by the international markets. Having as focal point its state-of-the-art manufacturing plant near Xanthi in northern Greece, which operates according to the strictest international standards and specifications, SUNLIGHT has a leading position in the market of submarine batteries. With cutting-edge technology and having developed 25 different types of cells, SUNLIGHT has already delivered more than 60 submarine battery shipsets to navies of various countries, surpassing in total 25.000 battery... read more
SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT S.A.: Enhanced Profitability & Increased Sales in 2014

SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT S.A.: Enhanced Profitability & Increased Sales in 2014

25% turnover increase (€95 million in 2013 vs €120 million in 2014) 32% increase in EBITDA (€7.7 million in 2013 vs 10.2 million in 2014) Increased sales in all product categories and enhanced presence on all 5 continents Launching of SUNLIGHT Recycling, a subsidiary company, following a €31 million strategic investment 100 employees added to the workforce of the SUNLIGHT Group of companies to cover increased production needs   The 2014 financial results announced by SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT S.A., a company owned by Panos Germanos, recorded impressive sales growth and EBITDA. This record year was sealed with the launch of SUNLIGHT Recycling, the most up-to-date lead battery recycling plant in Europe, where the sum of €31 million was invested. The Company’s strategic plan was the main driver behind the spectacular increase in the financial figures of SUNLIGHT SYSTEMS SA and it is based on: a customer-centric approach to provide integrated and reliable battery solutions the successful launching of new products and services, as a result of structured market research and continuous R&D investment (3% of annual turnover) the adoption of an organizational structure focusing on global battery markets needs, which lies at the heart of SUNLIGHT production. In 2014, SUNLIGHT has expanded its global footprint significantly. This resulted from the expansion of its global partner network, which acts as its local representative, its participation in major international exhibitions abroad and its staffing by a dynamic sales team. In particular, SUNLIGHT’s strategic positioning was the main driver of a significant increase in turnover (i.e. 25%), amounting to €120 million (€95 million in 2013). Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) amounted... read more
SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT S.A.: “Above and Beyond Award” by NACCO Material Handling Group

SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT S.A.: “Above and Beyond Award” by NACCO Material Handling Group

SUNLIGHT receives the “Above and Beyond Award” by NACCO Material Handling Group, one of the world’s largest lift truck manufacturers, in the framework of this year’s “Europe Supplier Awards” NACCO Material Handling Group is the manufacturer of Hyster and Yale lift trucks with annual turnover reaching $2.7 billion. With 12 factories worldwide, NACCO sells 85,000 lift trucks per year. SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT S.A., owned by Panos Germanos, was one of the four suppliers to receive an award by the American leading manufacturer NACCO Material Handling Group (NMHG) in the framework of this year’s “Europe Supplier Awards”. SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT stood out among NACCO’s suppliers from around the world and received the “Above and Beyond Award”. Being purely customer-oriented, SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT became one of NMHG’s strategic partners in less than three years and achieved not only to effectively meet the needs but to exceed the expectations of this leading Group and demonstrate the potential of Greek business. More specifically, the company’s prompt support services and seamless commitment to competitiveness, quality, flexibility and integrated solutions to every emergent problem have contributed greatly to NMHG’s further empowerment and increase in market share. During the award ceremony, the head of Nacco Group’s Global Supply Chain, Mr Michael Rosberg, said that “this prize is awarded to the supplier who proved his willingness and did everything possible to overcome all our expectations. Lift truck battery manufacturing is a very competitive sector and our partners at SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT helped us regain our market share thanks to their highly competitive quality product, but also through their active support towards our clients, whom they treated like their own. Thanks to its overall... read more
SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT S.A.: Significant Award at the 18th KPMG People Management Symposium

SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT S.A.: Significant Award at the 18th KPMG People Management Symposium

Award under the category “Recruitment and Retention of Human Resources” for the implementation of innovative HRM strategy SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT, owned by Panos Germanos, was awarded a prize under the category “Recruitment and Retention of Human Resources” at the “KPMG Human Resources Awards”. The award ceremony took place at a special event during the 18th People Management Symposium organized by KPMG on 18 February 2015 at the Intercontinental Hotel. Following the Silver Award at the Health & Safety Awards under the auspices of the Hellenic Institute for Occupational Health and Safety and the Bronze Award of Recruitment and Retention of Human Resources by the Hellenic Institute of Human Resources Management of the Hellenic Management Association in 2014, SUNLIGHT was one of the three companies that were awarded by KPMG, standing out among many notable nominations. The new distinction of SUNLIGHT relates to the implementation of a model recruitment program that ensured the successful selection, recruitment and induction of 50 new colleagues in just one month, aiming at meeting the increased demand in the production of industrial batteries created by the intense extroverted course of the company. In addition to adding new colleagues, this action also resulted in the immediate increase in production and the improvement of the productivity of the company, as reflected by relevant indices. The award was received by the HR Director of SUNLIGHT and SUNLIGHT Recycling, Dr. K. Georgiadis. Dr. Georgiadis presented this specific program to the attendees, while at the same time he said: “Our distinction not only relates to a successful recruitment program, but also at the same consummates the company’s offer to the Greek society and... read more