INFORMATION FOR THE COMPANY AND THE GROUP

 

 Company's brief history

 

INFORMATION FOR THE COMPANY AND THE GROUP

  Company's brief history

 

Some of most interesting and important points of our history development are:

1987  GMF’s Establishment by the Norwegian company LAX SA.

1988  GMF has done the very first harvest and was the first Greek company which has had export fishes to the Italian market.

1991  GMF had lease 20,000 more square meters of marine area in order to install his high seas new cage units which one was the first in Greece in depth of 150m. In addition, at the same time was start to build a maintenance building that includes a packing station for its sales needs.

1992  The building construction was complete.

1994  GMF had create and set up with Station for Sea Bass cooperation of Marine Farm Technology Ltd (England) a new Hatchery production.

1996  GMF starts to produce on its own hatchery station Sea Bream and Sea Bass fishes for own production needs. GMF shares were bought by today’s shareholders.

1997  GMF was complete its packing station update according to the latest EU specification.

1998  GMF lease and was expand by 40,000 more square meters its high seas cage installation.

2000  GMF had implemented Quality System Certificate by ELOT according to ΕΛΟΤ EN ISO 9002.

2001  GMF had implemented HACCP Control System by ELOT according to ΕΛΟΤ 1416 for the production, growing, packing, and the delivery of fry fishes.

2002  GMF was listed to Athens Stock Exchange at 20/03/2002 into the Parallel Market as G.M.F. (CR) with ISIN No.: GRS442003000

2003  GMF had implemented Quality System Certificate by ΕΛΟΤ Α.Ε. according to ΕΛΟΤ EN ISO 9001:00, for the production of fry, fish farming, packaging, sales and distribution of fresh fish {Seabream (Sparus aurata), SeaBass (Dicentrrhus labrax), Red Porgy (Pagrus pagrus), Red Pandora (Pagellus erythrinus), Sharp-snoot Seabream (Puntazzo puntazzo) and Dentex (Dentex dentex)} and design and development of new aquaculture products and processes.

2004 In March 2004 the Company joint with the company "DIAS FISHFARM A.V.E.E." they proceeded each in the repurchase of rate of 45% of attendance in the Italian company of attendances "ASTIR INTERNATIONAL S.R.L." which based in Rome, aiming at the joint growth of their network of marketing and distribution in Italy.

In June of same year, the Company joint with the company "DIAS FISHFARM A.V.E.E." they proceeded each in the repurchase of additional rate of 5% of attendance in the Italian company of attendances "ASTIR INTERNATIONAL S.R.L.".

Thus, the total attendance of GALAXIDI MARINE FARM S.A. and DIAS FISHFARM A.V.E.E. in the Italian company of attendances "ASTIR INTERNATIONAL S.R.L." is 50% each of total value roughly 134.000 Euros.

2005 The Company according to Ref. No. 3161/28.7.2005 Decision of the Region of Sterea Ellada /Agricultural Development Division/Section MAP, was granted permission to establish and operate a) Hatchery station of total annual capacity 4.000.000 young fish (seabream - seabass and other endemic mediterranean species), b) packing station, capacity 900 tons/annum and c) other land installations on leased municipal area of 25,583 sq meters located in the Municipality of Desfinas in the Prefecture of Fokida.

The company GALAXIDI MARINE FARM S.A. announced that within the framework of its activities and growth decided to proceed with the founding and establishment of a subsidiary company under the trade name "KIRFIS S.A.-MARINE FARM" and the distinctive title "KIRFIS S.A.". The purpose of the new company is the development of fish-producing stations and fish-farming units, the trade and exporting of fishes and relevant products, the provision of technical consulting as well as the drawing up of feasibility studies on specific issues. The headquarters of the newly-established company is in the Municipality of Galaxidi in Fokida. Its share capital amounts to EUR 200,000.00, while the participation of GALAXIDI MARINE FARM S.A. in the share capital of "KIRFIS S.A." will increase from 99.75% to 100.00%. The board of directors of the company will comprise four members with a five-year tenure. It is noted that on 17.11.2005 the company received a license for the establishment and operation of a fish-farming unit of 77 marine sq. meters near "Trahilos" area in prefecture of Fokida.

2006 The company completed the manufacture of a new modern fish packing plant which is situated in the region “Baklathra” Galaxidi Fokidas, as well as the manufacture of new fish hatchery plant in the region “Trachilas” of Municipality Desfinas Foikidas.

2007  The Company applies a food safety management system (H.A.C.C.P.) and a quality management system according to EN ISO 22000:2005 - EN ISO 9001:2000 standards respectively, certified by TUV AUSTRIA HELLAS.

2008
The Company acquired Certificate of Compliance Management System Biological Products, according to Standard NATURLAND STANDARDS FOR ORGANIC AQUACULTURE: 08, for the Breeding, Packaging and Sale –inspected from "IMO GmbH"
lots- bream and sea bass.
In November, the Company starts to sale of
organic species (sea bream and sea bass) in Greek and European markets as well.
The company cooperates with a foreign super market chain for the disposal of organic sea bream and sea bass in France
.

2009

The Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of 16.04.2009 resolved:
a) amending of its Statute in order to align it with the provisions of Law 2190/1920 following the amendments of L.3604  /2007,

b) appointed an Audit Committee in accordance with Article 37 of Law 3693/2008.

2010
• The Company acquired Organic Products Certificate of Conformity in accordance with the current legislation, for the Breeding, Packaging and sale of fresh seafood. Also acquired Certificate of Conformity of Quality Management System in accordance with Standard EN ISO 9001: 08, for the Production of Fry, Farming, Packaging and Sale of fresh seafood.
• The Company has expanded its activities with the acquisition of "Agia Irini Aquaculture Ltd".

2011
• The Company acquired Organic Products Certificate of Conformity in accordance with the current legislation, for the Production of Fry - expanding its scope. At the same time, interrupted the Certification Compliance Management System Biological Products, according to Standard NATURLAND STANDARDS FOR ORGANIC AQUACULTURE: 08.
• The General Secretary of decentralized Administration of Thessaly - Central Greece increased the production capacity of the company from 1,320 tonnes to 4,298 tonnes and for the Group from 2,076 tonnes to 6,810 tonnes.
• The Company absorbed the subsidiary Company "Agia Irini Fish - LTD".
• The Company won the "recognition" of "MONADIA" - France, as the "Taste of the year 2012" (testing by consumers group) for its products: Sea Bream and Sea Bass Organic Agriculture. [Competition "SAVEURS DE L'ANNEE 2012", Rungis France. Recognition of its products: organic sea bream and organic sea bass as the «best taste of the year 2012» its two products won the above tasting contest.]

 

 

 

 

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