Our business activity emerged from an olive grove on Laconian land with more than a thousand olive trees. Planted three generations ago, they generously offer their precious gifts – delicious olives and extra virgin olive oil – to those who perform the traditional tasks of caring for them year after year. The vision of starting a company to promote the treasures of the Greek earth throughout the world was born under the silver-green foliage of the family olive grove, here we often draw inspiration and strength for our new endeavours by wandering among the wise old tree trunks.
Today, Symphonia produces and markets a series of traditional Greek and Mediterranean products worldwide. Our products are distinguished by their quality characteristics and creative packaging. Each addition of a new product code in our catalogue is the result of a determined quest and onsite research, while each new product offered to the public has first passed through a number of laboratory and taste tests.
We strive to gain worldwide recognition for Greek foods still being produced according to the ancient wisdom that is kept alive. By promoting authentic products, we also hope to support local producers and the agricultural cooperative movement, at the same time proving that it is quite possible to focus on flavourful delight while at the same time serving consumers’ need for safety and purity. Ultimately, we take each step with care and caution because we realise that through our export activity, we are projecting a positive image of Greece and contributing to the preservation of the traditional values of its material culture.
Every person working in Symphonia embraces the following key values that govern its operation:
We take great care in selecting the finest raw materials; we control our production processes according to the strictest standards; and we ensure that transport and storage conditions remain at optimal levels.
Many of the product codes in our catalogue have been awarded Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) and Protected Geographic Indication (PGI) status, but all of our products are unique in many ways.
We promote the establishment of healthy partnerships and cultivate mutual relationships of trust with all our partners. We realise that only through mutual support and transparency can the Greek economy get back on a track of growth and prosperity.
We embrace innovative ideas and new methods which have been shown to provide great flavour, provided they strictly adhere to our primary goal of producing nutritious and healthy products.
We want our consumers to acknowledge and appreciate the values we have adopted from the first time they choose one of our products, and naturally we consider them valuable allies in our efforts.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
We approach Greek natural environment and rural people with deep respect and sincere concern. As such, we are embracing organic farming programmes and prefer to collaborate with small producers or cooperatives with sound beliefs. We draw great satisfaction in noting that the principles we support and the values we adopt also inspire our partners. We firmly believe that our products help to tangibly and straightforwardly spread the critical concept of sustainability.
Symphonia was recently awarded in the GREAT TASTE AWARDS 2013 for the products Elea Terra Extra Virgin Olive Oil Krokees Lakonias PDO, Melion Pure Greek Honey & Chios Mastiha, Bee Good Pure Greek Honey & Hazelnut Paste and Melion Fir of Menalon Honey PDO.