60 Years of History

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1950-1959:
1950:
Establishment of the company A. FOURLIS & CO O.E. – Import of radios and other electrical appliances and exclusive representation of the famous firm JUNKER + RUH’s goods (cooking hoods, air heaters, cookers etc.)
1957:
Exclusive representation of LINDE refrigerators, ERRESS radios and SABA refrigerators
1960-1969:
1960:
Establishment of the Thessaloniki branch
1965:
Exclusive representation of American cooking hoods (AIR KING, FASCO, EMERSON ELECTRIC & BROAN etc.)
1966:
Distribution of PHILCO washing machines
1967:
Assembly and sales of R.C.A. & WESTINGHOUSE television sets
1968:
The company is converted into a Societé Anonyme and is renamed FOURLIS BROS A.E.B.E.
1970-1979:
General representation of GENERAL ELECTRIC home appliances – assembly and trade of TELEFUNKEN television sets
1980-1990:
1981:
The Company FOURLIS BROS A.E.B.E. ranks among the leading companies in the market for home electrical appliances
1982:
Exclusive representation of NEFF home appliances
1988:
Initial Public Offering on the Athens Stock Exchange
1990-1999:
1993:
Acquisition of 51% of P. KOTSOVOLOS A.E.B.E.
1994:
Distribution of MOTOROLA mobile telephony products
1995:
Establishment of GENCO ROMANIA
Establishment of GENCO BULGARIA
1999:
Franchise agreement with IKEA & INTERSPORT
2000-2009:
2000:
Exclusive distribution of SAMSUNG products.
Establishment of FOURLIS TRADE A.E.B.E.
2001:
First IKEA store in Greece opens at Pylaia Thessaloniki
The first 14 INTERSPORT stores open in Greece
2004:
First IKEA Athens store opens at the E. Venizelos Airport
First INTERSPORT store opens in Romania
2006:
First INTERSPORT store opens in Bulgaria
Establishment of SERVICE ONE
2007:
First IKEA store opens in Cyprus
2008:
Establishment of TRADE LOGISTICS
IKEA second store opens in Athens (Kifisos)
2009:
IKEA store opens in Larissa
2010- ...:
2010:
IKEA store opens in Ioannina
2011:
Purchase of retail store network of INTERSPORT in Turkey
Franchise agreement with NEW LOOK for the development of store network in Bulgaria and Romania
The first 4 NEW LOOK stores open in Romania
IKEA store opens in Sofia Bulgaria
2012:
New INTERSPORT stores in Greece, Cyprus, Romania and Bulgaria
New NEW LOOK stores in Romania (totally 7 stores)
IKEA Pick Up Points in Rhodes
New INTERSPORT e-shop store
2013:
New INTERSPORT stores in Greece, Romania, Turkey
3 New IKEA PickUp Points in Patra, Chania and Heraklio
2014:
New INTERSPORT stores in Greece, Bulgaria, Romania & Turkey
1 New IKEA Pick Up Point at Komotini
Franchise rights acquisition for the development of “The Athlete’s Foot” stores in Greece & Turkey
2015:
New INTERSPORT stores
ΙΚΕΑ Pick Up Point in Bulgaria (Varna)
The first 4 The Athlete’s Foot stores in Greece and 2 in Turkey
ΙΚΕΑ e-commerce stores are fully operational in Greece, Cyprus & Bulgaria
2016:
New INTERSPORT & Τhe Athlete’s Foot stores
New ΙΚΕΑ Pick Up Point in Bulgaria (Burgas)