GERMANOS Group AE
GERMANOS Group of Companies was established in 1980 and has been recognized as one of the fastest
growing Greek Business Groups. The sectors of its operation include the Specialized Telecommunication
goods and services Chain of Stores, and the production and distribution of Integrated Energy Systems and
batteries for Specialized Applications.
Based on these two axes, GERMANOS Group of Companies has enlisted in its force Companies that
cover a specific range of activities, has developed an international Chain of Stores for Specialized
Telecommunications Goods and Services and has recorded a dynamic growth in the area of Production
and Distribution of Integrated Energy Systems and Batteries for Specialized Applications, both
domestically and abroad.
Today GERMANOS Chain of Stores constitutes 830 Stores in 8 countries (Greece, Poland, Romania,
Bulgaria, Cyprus, F.Y.R.O.M., Ukraine, and Uzbekistan).
Previous research experience
GERMANOS Group of Companies has a long experience in leading and participating in research
programs. The most significant research programs are the following:
- Project DIASBAT: “Development of an Integrated Alternative System for the Environmentally
Compatible Management of Spent Batteries and Accumulators”. The main objective of the project is The
Development of an Integrated Alternative System for the environmentally safe management of used
portable Batteries and accumulators, in compliance with the existing and the developing environmental
legislation, using the capabilities of the state –of-the-art technology
- Project ERMIS (Development of an Advanced Collaborative e-business system for Retail Chain). The
main objective of the project is to provide an integrated e-business solution for retail stores aiming to
support the interoperability of the different IT systems found in the franchisor and the franchisees part.
GERMANOS’ expected benefits from FUSION
FUSION pilot case is an initiative intended for stimulating the integration of the company’s headquarters
across 7 eastern European countries, towards the virtual organization vision. Better quality of business
services, enterprise-wide access to accurate and consistent information, and business process reengineering
opportunities are among technological challenges of the FUSION pilot. FUSION
technological advances are expected to offer strategic benefits: faster responds to market changes,
centralized management capabilities and cost reduction.