George Lygeros
George LygerosOwner

Message from
Mr. Lygeros

Since its inception, the main objective of the company and a key pillar of decision making has been, and remains, continuous development. Harmonization of new market requirements, respect for the environment and corporate social responsibility lead our steps.

Our strategy for delivering high quality and excellent customer service is based on the high professionalism of our executives, multi-year strategic partnerships, strong international networking, experience-driven knowledge management, result-oriented culture and team spirit.

Our company

Since its establishment in 1969, the focus of the company has been the development, design and manufacturing of high-quality cooling/heating systems for a variety of applications. Psyctotherm  is specialized in HVAC systems, marine/industrial refrigeration, heat exchangers production, installations, repairs, and trading. Its core business areas concern are marine, industrial and commercial applications.

The R&D department was established in 2013 and since then, the average growth of 10-15% per year, allows to invest further on innovation and provide new and upgraded products, with energy efficiency as a top priority.  It has received three Seals of Excellence from the E.U. and participates in four more co-funded research programs.

The company operates at its own facilities in Piraeus, Greece, in a total surface area of 1,800 m2, covering activities such as commercial shop, storages, offices, and workshop with modern machinery equipment that has been recently upgraded. Psyctotherm has well-qualified personnel, with long experience and excellent know-how.

We acquired ISO: 9001 and ISO: 14001 certification for quality assurance and  ISO 45001 for occupational health and safety. All products are manufactured under relevant EU directives and EN standards, also issuing the certification of conformity for installations in ships and in other business sectors.

Moreover, Psyctotherm is a full member of:

  • HEMEXPO association (Hellenic Marine Equipment Manufacturers and Exporters), expanding its customer base and collaborating with other companies in the field to jointly increase their innovation capacity,
  • WIMA non-profit association (Worldwide Industrial & Marine Association), a network of certified companies with global reach, offering products and services to the marine sector, with Mr. Ligeros (Manager Director of PSYCTO) being appointed in the Board of Directors of WIMA.

Due to the company’s growth, we initiated the procedure for relocating its manufacturing workshop in a larger proprietary building in Piraeus close to its headquarters. This procedure which will be completed in 2020, also includes large investments on manufacturing machines, a larger warehouse and better handling of all orders. This strategic decision will enable the company to speed-up the production process and gradually double its production capacity, so that to meet the increasing number of orders and sales.

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Philosophy and Vision

We develop, produce and dispose advanced refrigeration and heating systems with international certification and high quality for various applications, always with responsibility, integrity, innovation, quality, reliability and respect for humans and the environment.

In a volatile, economic environment, we seek to evolve, improve and adapt to respond more effectively to market requirements.

Our vision is for PSYCTOTHERM to become a benchmark in the Greek market and worldwide, as the most reliable, innovative and quality company in the production, distribution and repair of Marine HVAC systems and heat exchangers.

History

1969 John Ligeros begun the operation of refrigeration repair center for commercial use at Leonidou str. in Athens.
1974 Company's headquarters moved into new premises in Piraeus 105 Aghialou str. in partnership with Stratos Psathas and main activity the maintenance and repair of marine refrigeration and airconditioning systems.
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1977 A new partner has been added John Iatros, expand activities and starting manufacturing of catering equipment for ships. Our first broshure.
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1981 Company moved to a larger workshop on 32 Papastratou str. Piraeus.
1987 The partnership is suspended and the company is fully undertaken by John Ligeros. Main activity of the company is concetrated to the maintenance and repairs of marine refrigerating machines and air conditions.
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1990 John Ligeros is appointed with the exclusive representation of companies GRASSO GEA, DORIN, and BUUS, initiating the commercial activity of the company.
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1996 The company moves to new premises, in 70 Chr. Smirnis str. where the offices, the workshop, the machinery and the spare parts warehouse are accommodated, in an area of​​ 750m2.
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1998 Our first participation in excibition Posidonia.
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2002 George Ligeros his son, fully undertakes the company.
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2006 A new modern building starts being constructed, next to the old one. The new building on 72 Ch. Smirnis & 39 Vasilikon str. covers a total area of 800m2. The construction is completed at 2008.
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2008 Activity of the company is mainly concentrating into trading of refrigeration equipments, parts and accessories. The new facilities accommodate shop, offices, warehouse, and workshop. The manufacturing of refrigeration and air conditioning units is starting, developing the old building into industrial workshop.
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2011 The company acquires a coils manufacturing industry located in Moschato, 125 Ilissou street.
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Few years later 2014 the coils manufacturing activity is relocated in the company headquarters.
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2015 the company has upgraded its machinery equipment with new modern CNC machines in order to increase the quality of the products, the efficiency and the productivity.
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Company's policy is to constantly look into new possibilities of developmemnt, offering best services to its customers. ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 certifications has been acquired ensuring quality products, which are manufactured under relevant EEC directives and EN standards.
The relocation of the production workshop to a larger privately owned building in Piraeus near its headquarters will be completed in 2020. It will include large investments in production machinery, a larger warehouse and better management of all orders.
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