Founded in Thessaloniki by George Constantinidis, METECO has been moving scrap metals for 40+ years. Since 1977, the firm has remained family-owned and independent.
In the beginning, the main objective of the firm was to source scrap metals for feeding the local steel mills and foundries. Without modern technology and equipment that task required extreme physical effort and innovative spirit.
Today, METECO has a global perspective and attitude and constitutes a well-established and dynamic player in the domestic recycling market. Our employees continue to build our reputation in the secondary metals markets through their creativity, commitment, professionalism and entrepreneurial spirit.
The firm was founded in Thessaloniki at the district of Xirokrini.
invested in the first truck
The firm invested in the first truck for transporting ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals supplying the local foundries.
The firm was relocated to new facilities in Evosmos that have remained under the firm’ s ownership until today.
acquired the first piece of machinery
The firm invested in the first metals baler for processing light non ferrous metals.
invested in the first scrap metals handler
The firm invested in the first loader for facilitating loading and unloading operations.
our first storage facilities
We built new processing facilities in the Neochorouda Industrial Park.
authorization for processing End of Life Vehicles
We became part of the official ELVs official network of EDOE SA as an Authorized Treatment Facility (ATF).
becoming a member of the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR)
We became member of Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) based in Brussels, Belgium, that represents the global recycling industry.
ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accreditation
We were certified for our integrated Total Quality & Environmental Management System based on international standards of ISO 9001 και ISO 14001.
installation of a complete cables recycling line
We invested in a complete copper and aluminium cables recycling line.
OHSAS 18001 accrediatation
We were certified in accordance with OHSAS 18001 international standard for our applied Occupational Health and Safety Management system.
expanding our services to the distribution of recycling equipment
We signed agency agreements with major recycling equipment manufacturers representing them to the Greek and Cypriot markets.
expansion of our facilities
We expanded our production facilities my 15,000 sm reaching the total of 29,000 sm.
lead-acid batteries recycling
We expanded our range of waste management operations by incorporating lead-acid batteries flows.
We have remained one of the most prominent players in the national recycling sector.