Kitantzis Plants and Supplies S.A.was founded by the grandfather of the current owners, Yiannis Kitantzis. Born on the island of Naxos in a family of florists, he relocated to Athens in the same site where our headquarters stand today, in Kifissia. He married Paraskevi Katzilieri, who also came from a family of florists, and together they started cultivating the plant Ceres in small greenhouses. His son, Stelios, took over the business and headed its development and growth from 1960 onwards. Today, “Kitantzis Plants and Supplies” is the leading company in the Floriculture sector in Greece. The company’s development has contributed greatly to the growth of the Floriculture industry in Greece.
One of the milestones in the company’s development was the founding of “Hellas Plants BV”, a subsidiary company in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands, next to the Central Flower Market. It was the first time a Greek company in the Floriculture sector went ahead with such a daring move. This led to an increase in Greek flower exports and a major positive impact on the flower market in Greece.
Throughout its history the company has been a major player in the development of floriculture in Greece, having participated uninterruptedly and also organized flower shows and exhibitions. Furthermore, it has made numerous educational trips abroad as well as many publications in newspaper and trade journals.
Ioannis and Konstantinos Kitantzis are now at the helm of the company and despite the economic crisis of recent years, they are committed to continue investing in the business, aiming to reach even higher progress and development goals while driving the company into the future.