DOMUS SA celebrates 100 years old !
DOMUS SA, a family business headquartered in Athens-Greece and specializing in manufacturing of accessories for aluminum doors and windows, celebrates this year its 100th anniversary.
Here are some key points of the company’s history:
In 1902, the grandfather of our current CEO, Mr. Ioannis Kounelis went to Piraeus with his family from the Turkish occupied Serres and studied at the Engineering School of Piraeus Association. He worked from its establishment in the well-known company of Mr. Evangelos Mytilineos and was his right-hand man.
In the year 1916, he manufactured by himself the first small molds in order to make metal parts for trunks.
In 1920, he set up the first small factory located in 36 Thivon Avenue and starts making metal cans for gunpowder.
In 1936, the second generation has entered, Vasilis and Theodoulos, sons of Ioannis Kounelis and then the small factory starts making various metal parts for military equipment.
In 1940, the small enterprise “KOUNELIS” began to produce for the first time in Greece products that until then, the wholesalers supplied them from abroad. Items such as buckles, latches, handles, trunk locks, etc.
In 1950, Vasilis and Theodoulos, start producing accessories for doors & windows. In 1951, the first Greek quality lock “PICCOLO”, the windows latches “REX” and the mortise locks “JACKSON” are been made in 208 Thivon Avenue.
In 1972, DOMUS SA starts its export activity with the first sale to Lebanon and from there to the Gulf region.
In 1976, the 3rd generation takes over, Ioannis Kounelis (our current CEO) and Dimitrios Kounelis, while the company starts producing high security locks for all kind of profiles.
In 1984, our famous 20mm Mortise Lock is designed, produced and becomes the landmark for the further development of DOMUS SA.
In 1990, DOMUS SA was chosen by IBM to develop the production of a new type of flexible base for supplying the screens of its computers.
In 1997, the lock and cremon “DSL” is designed and produced. It becomes an instance hit and gains a special place in the market, thanks to its functionality and easy installation.
In 2009, the 4th generation represents the company by Stefanos and defines the New Era. DOMUS SA still inovates with the system D-FENDER for sliding aluminium windows, the multi locking points locks TOP GEAR and the full range of Handles.
Today, after 100 years DOMUS SA prides itself for being the biggest manufacturing company in Greece, expanding its export activities in more than 40 countries, which are also the biggest turnover of the company.
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