HISTORY

1928

Foundation of S. ATHANASSIOU & Co tobacco wholesaler at the center of Athens, Greece

1954

Launch of R.J. Reynolds products in the Greek duty-free shops

1969

Collaboration with AGIO

1970’s

Distribution of imported cigarettes in the Greek market
(HOUSE OF PRINCE, AUSTRIA TABAK, GALLAHER)

1981

Establishment of ATHANASSIOU S.A. in its current form by Evangelos Vasileiou

1986

Launch of rolling tobacco (roll-your-own cigarettes) in the Greek market
(DRUM, SAMSON)

1999

Collaboration with Japan Tobacco International

2002

Transfer of the company to new ultramodern privately-owned facilities

2011

Management passes on to the 3rd generation of the family

2013

Expansion in food

2015

Collaboration with CLIPPER and PÖSCHL TABAK

2019

Expansion in wholesale through our subsidiary in Corinth, Greece

2021

Collaboration with J. Cortes