AEIFOROS S.A. was established in 2001 by SIDENOR S.A. (VIOHALCO GROUP), initially for the recycling of steelmaking by-products, and expanded since then in the processing of other types of industrial by-products and wastes.
In 2018, VIOHALCO GROUP decided to unify all recycling and waste management activities within the GROUP and established the VIOHALCO RESOURCE RECOVERY SEGMENT where AEIFOROS was included. Today AEIFOROS S.A. focuses on the processing and valorization of industrial by-products and wastes applying the principles of circular economy.
AEIFOROS S.A. operates two processing facilities in Greece and one in Bulgaria through its subsidiary AEIFOROS BULGARIA S.A. Over 400.000 tons of industrial by-products and wastes, coming mainly from metallurgical industries are processed yearly. Very strong partnerships have been established with other industries which can valorize the processed materials and used them as secondary raw materials and solid recovered fuels. End of life consumer goods such as electrical and electronic equipment or old vehicles are also processed in AEIFOROS facilities.
Στη Βουλγαρία λειτουργεί η θυγατρική εταιρεία με την επωνυμία ΑΕΙFOROS ΒULGARIA EAD με έδρα το Pernik, η οποία δραστηριοποιείται στο ίδιο αντικείμενο της επεξεργασίας και της διαχείρισης αποβλήτων και της παραγωγής δευτερογενών υλικών, καθώς και στην τελική διάθεση επικίνδυνων βιομηχανικών αποβλήτων σε ιδιόκτητο χώρο υγειονομικής ταφής βιομηχανικών αποβλήτων.
Another field of activity is the management of hazardous wastes. AEIFOROS undertakes all necessary activities for recovery and disposal of wastes such as packaging, labeling, collection, transportation to licensed domestic facility or eventually waste shipment licensing and export when the wastes cannot be recycled or disposed of in Greece.
AEIFOROS S.A. has won a number of environmental awards in Greece such as the first Award for Ecological Product 2005-2006 by the Hellenic Organization of Companies for the Protection of the environment for its hard, steel slag derived road aggregates and the prize "Environment" of the business awards GREEK VALUE awarded by the Organization of Industries of Northern Greece for the company’s contribution to Environmental Protection. In 2013, AEIFOROS received a national Environmental Award in Waste Management - Resource Recovery for its essential contribution to an integrated system for the handling, recycling and valorization of ELVs and shredder residues while in 2015, AEIFOROS was awarded two Waste & Recycling Awards (silver in the “Circular Economy” category and gold in the “Zero Waste” category). AEIFOROS plants are certified according to ISO 9001 (Quality Management System), ISO 14001 (Environment Management System) and OHSAS 18001 (Safety and Health Management System).
Our Vision and Values
Our vision and values are reflected in the name of our company AEIFOROS, which stands as SUSTAINABLE in English. We believe that sustainability and industrial development can go along, and their harmonious symbiosis can contribute to the social welfare, the economic progress and the protection of the environment.
Since the establishment of AEIFOROS we keep considering wastes as alternative raw materials and their re-use and recovery as priorities. Circular Economy is an evidence for us, confirming our vision.
The high quality of our products and services and our commitment towards our clients are our major, unnegotiable objectives.
Compliance with legal regulations, the adoption of state-of-the-art technology, our constant research for the optimization of our processes and the widening of our offer in products and services are our means and conditions for the achievement of our objectives.
The implementation of our vision could not be possible without our staff, our best ambassadors into circular economy and care for the environment. The adoption of our values by our staff is a must for the development of AEIFOROS S.A.