The idea of creating an automation company was born in 1988 by a group of engineers that was working for the construction company "Horizon". At that time, Horizon was responsible for the construction of a car control center which had automatic doors for buildings as part of the project specifications. Their increased cost stimulated this group of engineers to manufacture on their own automatic doors for buildings from scratch based on their increased self-confidence and mentality "Yes, we can".
The project was successfully completed, however, the market conditions transformed the initial idea towards the creation of automatic doors for lifts. Hence, in 1995 Metron was established from Mr. Ioannis Sandros in a small town named Nigrita where they were built production facilities less than 500 m2.
In 2000, Mr. George Milonas (president of Alumil Group) decided to invest in Metron's know-how and human capital, therefore, Metron was integrated to Alumil Group with the relative share restructuring. After the initial investment Metron moved to the Industrial Area of Serres, where it was equipped with the latest machinery tools.
Product-wise Metron started the production of folding doors, Bus type, a product that gained rapidly big market share in Greece and in Europe, while at the same time gradually Metron expanded its product range with Automatic Doors, Cabins, Semi-Automatic Doors. In 2008, after the successful completion of continuous investments Metron began designing and manufacturing of Complete Lift Solutions. In 2009, Metron manufactures the first hydraulic system and very quickly traction solutions with or without machine room were also introduced to the arsenal.
The company due to the Greek crisis expanded dynamically the exports in most European countries, in Africa, Latin America, Arabian Gulf etc. and as a result is now exporting 85% of its total annual sales.
New products and services are being developed and updated continuously every day, always with the same identity elements:
• Applied Advanced Technology
• Reliability as people, as company, as product
• Unique Design
Alumil S.A. is the largest private industry in Southeastern Europe which produces and supplies aluminum profile systems and is amongst Europe’s accredited suppliers of architectural aluminum systems. Over the past 15 years Alumil has developed and operates successfully a retail network of over 50 brunches worldwide.
More information on www.alumil.com
The foundation based on which Metron is built is its human capital, Metron people. Either people on the production lines or people at the front line, all are considered as Metron's biggest competitive advantage and continuous inspiration source now and always.
Respect, ethos , team spirit and the ability of alignment are timeless values and they secure excellent level of customer service and support.
Metron aims at long-term trustworthy partnerships through the establishment of win-win decisions for our partners, the final users of our products, our employees and Metron itself.
Customer satisfaction, for us, is the result of constant improvement and innovation. We are who we are, not because of being the best, but for being the ones who hear their customers, value their opinions, the ones that want to improve themselves, to make one step forward. We are competitive because we care for our own future and the future of our partners.
For the manufacturing of its products, characterized by increased technical and aesthetic requirements, the company invests constantly not only in modern mechanical equipment but also in highly educated and trained workforce.
One of Metron’s primary value is people. As a company, we pay our service to society not only by producing goods, but also by the way we treat human life. We respect, we honor people’s life, starting of our people. We value our people's life, men and women who are the backbone of our company. We strive to find sustainable solutions, because we respect the environment and every creature that lives in it. But most of all we empathize with every fellow man, every fellow citizen who's in need of our help.
One of our basic corporate guidelines is set priorities. So, this is what we did in order to define the best way that Metron can make the most impact. And we concluded in four main actions that we believe could make a difference:
• Gathering money
• Sponsoring sports academies
• Supporting social events
These actions take place in Serres, where Metron Headquarters are, and are joined under a Corporate Social Responsibility program, which is named #Caring for Life. Caring for life includes every act of social solidarity and environmental consciousness. It is led by Metron's Human Resources Department, whose approach depicts completely the corporate values of Metron.
As of 2014 Metron started the Metron Social Money Box. Metron employees contribute financially to a corporate money box that opens several times per year to help fellow citizens who need financial help to confront livelihood problems, to support the Social Grocery Store, to help children who suffer from rare diseases etc. What makes employees’ contribution more fervent, is the company’s commitment to double the amount that has been concentrated by the staff’s participation. Moreover, Metron organizes events, where all proceeds are used to reinforce Social Money Box. Metron Basketball Tournament 2016 was such an event, where the children of the Icarus Academies, the local basketball academies, pleasantly participated.
Metron could not help it but encourage environmental actions as well. Thus, in terms of Caring for Life, our employees recycle batteries, lamps and lids, the proceeds of which, are donated to organizations such as “Iliaxtida”, the Association of Parents, Friends and Carers of People with Autisim in Serres for the purchase of wheelchairs and other kind of equipment.
Caring for Life though, is not only about supporting the ones in need, it is also about supporting youth, culture and art and all the joyful things in life. Metron constantly supports as sponsor the 1st High School theatrical group, Icarus Basketball Academy and track 'n field academies Serres 93 in their acts. Metron also participates in local events such as 2017’s 1st Serres Music and Art Festival.
In Metron we engineer for life because we care for life.
Due to our continuous growth there are constant needs that arise every day in different fields of expertise. It might not be today but maybe tomorrow, if you would like to become member of our Metron family, please upload your CV here.
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