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Since 1935 Nektar Kourtidis soft drinks have stood out for their quality and their unique taste. They are available in 18 wonderful flavors, and for the seasons 2015 and 2018, received the International Taste Taste and Quality Award and Quality Institute in Brussels.

Based in Serres, the company now distributes its products throughout Greece and abroad.

The company implements a certified Food Safety Management System in accordance with ISO 22000: 2005 and a certified System of Quality Management according to the ISO 9001: 2015 standard.

Mission.Vision.History

OUR HISTORY

1935
Set Up
George Kourtidis, a refugee from Asia Minor, sets up his own business that distributes ice and produces soft drinks. The first KOURTIDI soft drinks (orangeade, lemonade, sour cherry drink, soda) are introduced to the market.
1935
1958
1st Factory
The first factory is founded in the area of Kiouplia Serres.
1958
1964
The ice block plant is set up, producing 500 ice blocks per day on a daily basis.
1964
1978
The 2nd generation dynamically enters the field and the business is transferred to a privately owned plot of 6.000 m2 in the 1st km of Serres - Nigrita.
1978
1982
KOURTIDIS soft drinks are manufactured with high-tech machinery.
1982
1983
The production process also includes water treatment, preparation, chemical & microbiological laboratories. KOURTIDIS company is also active in the production of soft drinks on behalf of third parties.
1983
1992
A new soda flavor is introduced to the market, Nektar soft drinks are now also bottled in P.E.T. bottles of 1500ml, 500ml and 250ml.
1992
1999
Great investment is made with purchase of a modern P.E.T. bottle production line, for Nektar soft drinks, as well as for others.
1999
2004
New bottling line in aluminium cans of 330ml.
2004
Today
The 3rd generation has taken over the business.
Today
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