Meet ETEM and its history

Past

ETEM is the oldest aluminum extrusion company in Greece.

It is a company with many years of experience, clear vision and stable values. Its priority, from its inception until today, is to understand the needs of the customer.

The company started its production activity in the 60's as " Aluminio Athinon" while it was founded as "Εταιρεία Ελαφρών Μετάλλων" (ETEM), in 1971.

ETEM is the first company that designs and produces integrated aluminium systems in Greece while applying the first curtain walling system in a high building, in the early 1970s, in the famous Tower of Athens, followed by international recognition, in 1988, after its participation in the construction of the emblematic Arc de la Defense, in the center of the French capital.

Another huge success of the company, and a relatively unknown aspect of its history to the consumer public, is that since 2013, ETEM has achieved something unique,

The certification of production and supply of aluminium profiles for the demanding market of the automotive industry.

All this know-how, as well as the innovative practices applied to meet the  needs of top European car manufacturers, is transferred to the design and production of an architectural system or an industrial profile.

Παρελθόν
Present

Today, counting 50 years of experience and know-how,

continues to pioneer and create products of high aesthetics and quality, covering from the simplest to the most complex needs of modern consumers.

It is now one of the largest and most technologically advanced aluminum extrusion industries in Southeastern Europe, with state-of-the-art production facilities in Greece, with subsidiaries in Romania, Serbia and Ukraine and exports to more than 57 countries.

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Future

With our eyes on the future,

we are committed to designing even better products and services that will continue to improve the lives of people and society as a whole.

Read about ETEM plans and news.

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Milestones
1971

The company was founded as a Limited Liability Company (LTD)

1973

ETEM's products are installed in the 1st high building in Athens, Tower of Athens 

1981

Installation of a powder coating line & anodising unit 

1983

Installation of the most powerful extrusion press line in the Balkan area, 2750 US tons (25MN)

1984

Launching the new pioneering Architectural system (line E)

1989

European acknowledgment "LA DEFENSE PROJECT" in Paris 

1999

Installation of 24 MN extrusion line in Athens, Greece

2000

Installation of a 5.500 US tons (50MN) extrusion line, the most powerful in SE Europe. Strategic partnership with the automotive Industry for processed AL Components

2001

Construction of new storage facilities (20.000m) in Athens, Greece

2002

Installation of a new vertical Powder - coating equipment for extruded profiles, and ageing ovens. 

2004-2005

Establishment of new subsidiaries in Serbia, Romania & Ukraine

2007

ETEM innovates with Ventilated Facade Systems (VFS)

2010

Installation of 2 new extrusion lines (18MN and 28MN) in Sofia, Bulgaria. Installation of new high - tech horizontal Powder Coating line in Athens, Greece 

2013

Installation of 24MN extrusion line in Sofia, Bulgaria

2013

Crash Relevant profiles certification for the Automotive Industry is achieved. ETEM is awarded new contracts with major Automotive manufacturers (Daimler, BMW, Jaguar - Landrover)

2015

The first high rise building in Sofia (126m) with tailor made facade E99 is finished succesfully

2018

ETEM re-starts production in Athens, Greece

2019

ETEM Bulgaria entered into a Joint Venture with Spanish group Gestamp for the production of Automotive products. Architectural segment spins off successfully and is integrated in ETEM GR headquarters in Athens, Greece 

2020

Installation of 20MN extrusion line in Athens, Greece. Installation of two automatic CNC thermobreak assembly lines by Hermann Muller 

2021

Startup of vertical powder coating line in Athens, Greece. Installation of 2 new CNC machining lines.