The first ever company to produce vehicle Leaf Springs in Greece, was founded in 1926 by pioneer Vasileios Vadokas. The company’s first factory was built in Athens with the best, up to date equipment and expertise brought from France. During the difficult years of WWII and despite the hardships and tribulation, the factory remains productive and supplies the Greek Military vehicles.
In 1962, his son Athanasios, founded "AUTOKINITISTIKI S.A." and continued the production of Leaf Springs in new, fully updated industrial units, in the greater Athens area. Meanwhile, the company was expanding in other commercial areas and in real estate by purchasing a 35.000 m2 estate.
In time, the third generation of the family has joined Autokinitistiki, where Ms. Giolanda Vadokas is the CEO of the company and Mrs. Diana Vadokas –Giannopoulos its President. Under their additional supervision Autokinitistiki, takes the next bold step forward by relocating its facilities to a 15.000 m2 factory, built in Thebes with technologically advanced specifications and standards, thus once more upgrading and improving the production process.
Autokinitistiki, having a strong a family tradition has embraced, in recent years, the fourth generation that is actively participating in manufacturing and production, with Mr. Anastassis Giannopoulos (BA Business Administration, Queen Mary, University of London, UK., MSc Financial and Entrepreneurial Strategies, University of Piraeus) as the department head of production, imports and sales of the factory and Dr. Roselita Fragoudakis-Vadokas, Mechanical Engineer (BSc, ME & PhD Tufts University, MA,USA), who is in charge of all Research and Development, especially in collaboration with the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Tufts University, in efforts to maximize the quality of raw materials and the end products.
Our industry produces and imports all types of heavy-duty vehicle leaf springs, airsprings and other automotive parts, constantly enriching our wide range of products. We follow modern manufacturing methods that respect our environment with 14,5t annual reduction in CO2 emissions and 29.145KWh energy savings.
In Autokinitistiki we are proud of our products’ excellent quality, which results from the use of state of the art equipment, very good raw material and imported merchandise, as well as the skills and expertise of our workforce and the continuous research and development to improve our end product.
Our company’s success relies greatly on our workforce, which is one of our greatest assets. That is why in Autokinitistiki, we carefully select employees that are equipped with the skills, training, and expertise required to accommodate the most challenging customer requirements. We hire and maintain the most competent and qualified of candidates for each position, in order to provide excellent quality products at affordable prices.
• We emphasize on excellent communication, assistance and client satisfaction
• We maintain our products’ first rate quality
• We enrich our product range to meet our clients’ needs
• We work hard towards improvement and we strive to gain our clients’ trust and preference