“G & P Cotton Ginners S.A.” was founded in 1996. Ousoultzoglou family has over 120 years of experience with the first cotton ginning factory in Adana area in Turkey.
Mr. Prodromos Ousoultzoglou Senior, who passed away in 1984, started cotton ginning in Veria in 1934. In the year 1978, which was the first year that Mr. Nikos Ousoultzoglou took the leadership from his father, Prodromos, the company was exporting 60-70% of its products to the ex – Eastern countries such as Romania, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia and Russia and the remaining percentage of 30-40% was intended for the internal market.
During the 80s’, under the leadership of Nikos P. Ousoultzoglou, the company grows rapidly and the export needs are covered by investing in new machinery and warehouses, renting cotton ginning factories and buying greek raw cotton stocks from other ginners. By 1990, the company exports more than 20.000 tons of cotton lint to the European Union, the Balkans and the Far East.
In 1996, Mr. Nikos Ousoultzoglou invests in a new ginning factory in Kipseli Imathias, where the company is based until today.
The cotton ginning capacity increases to 500 tons of raw cotton processing per day with productivity rising to 250 tons of cotton seed and 180 tons of cotton lint. By 2012, the company exports more than 90% of its products. Mr. Prodromos Ousoultzoglou Junior and Mr. George Ousoultzoglou become active members of the company, both as Executive Directors.
As a result of the family’s efforts, the company expands its activities by opening new markets and adding new products to the company’s portfolio (Durum Wheat, Soft Wheat and Barley).
Throughout the years, the company’s values remain constant:
1) Integrity: Business Ethics, is the central moving wheel of an 120 year and 3 generation company.
2) Added value to the customer: High quality products as well as sincere and valuable personal and business relations promote win-win situations.
3) Environmental Responsibility: The company, since its early years, applies high standard protocols in the Production process. Nowadays, the company applies the Agro 2.2 protocol, maintaining and promoting environmental friendliness and traceability of the products.
4) Social Responsibility: Safe working environment and regulations, as well as respecting and helping the local community are matters of the highest importance to the company.