IONIA was founded in 1972. In fact, it has an even longer history, since IONIA is the continuation of KERAMEIKOS factory, which was inaugurated in 1909. It used raw materials from the island of Milos and was recognized as one of the best industries in the Mediterranean for the quality of its products, hard-paste porcelain, and faience.
During the years, IONIA showed a strong commitment to producing the highest quality products at affordable prices. So it emerged as a leader in the Greek market of domestic and professional porcelain. Moreover, the company always stood out for the design of its collections, undertaken by distinguished Greek painters and artists.
In the last 15 years, IONIA developed a network of retail stores in Greece, while enriching its product range with glassware, cutlery, kitchen utensils and table accessories. In 2011 the brand IONIA and the network of retail stores were acquired by YALCO - Socrates D. Constantinou & Son SA, one of the biggest home appliances in Greece, whose history begins in 1920.
40 years we produce nonstick aluminum cookware.
In 1979, FEST the biggest industry of nonstick aluminum cookware was established in Greece. In 2002 the company was acquired by Yalco, which made a big investment to modernize the plant. Today the production capacity is 10.000 pcs daily and can reach 30.000 pcs daily, with 250 different product articles.
To ensure the high quality, Fest has entered into a collaboration with high recognized suppliers of raw materials. EL.V.AL is the main supplier of the aluminum raw material which is of Greek origin and purity of 99,5 %. Fest has also the exclusivity from The Chemours Company to use Teflon coatings in Greece.
For the last 40 years FEST offers high-quality products covering the needs of the modern household for a healthy and easy cooking.
With an extensive distribution network throughout Greece, FEST holds over 50% of the Greek market in department stores, hypermarket, supermarkets, home stores and stores with electrical appliances.
30% of the production is exported in more than 15 countries such as Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Romania, Cyprus, USA, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, , Dubai etc
FEST nonstick aluminum cookware are PFOA, cadmium and lead-free and environmentally friendly as all products are recycled.
Welcome to Yalco Housewares!
With a collection of the most well-known Brands in the Houseware Sector,
our distribution network covers all Hypermarkets Chains, Supermarkets, Department Stores, as well as Independent retailers.