About Us




 
Established in 1977, Symetal S.A. produces aluminium foil (from 6 to 200 mic) and aluminium flexi-packaging materials. The Company is highly export-oriented with over 90% of its sales carried out into more than 60 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Far East, America and Australia. Symetal S.A. is a  member  of  Elval Group, the major constituent of Viohalco’s aluminium manufacturing, processing, and marketing segment. Viohalco S.A. (VIO) is a Belgium-based holding company of leading metal processing companies across Europe.
 
Symetal has two production facilities - the rolling plant situated at Oinofyta - 60km north of Athens - and the converting plant situated at Mandra - 25 km west of Athens. The rolling plant is dedicated to the production of plain aluminium foil in a wide range of thicknesses and alloys. The plant has an annual capacity of 50,000 tons and its aluminium foil products are used in various applications such as flexible packaging, pharma, semi-rigid containers, technical and household use. The converting plant has an annual capacity of 24.000 tons and focuses on the conversion of aluminium foil into a number of packaging applications for the tobacco, food and pharmaceutical industries.
 
Symetal is committed to ensuring that it delivers the highest quality products and services to its customers. The company has also the potential for extensive research and development into new products thanks to a well-equipped metallurgical laboratory and the experience and technical knowledge of its employees. The company is certified according to ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 22000:2005.
 
Additionally, Symetal has integrated the principles of sustainability and corporate responsibility into its business strategy. The company places emphasis on an environmentally responsible operation along with a focus on employee health and safety.







As a chemical element, aluminium is the third most abundant element on Earth, after oxygen and silicon. It has only been used for 160 years and only for the past 100 years at an industrial level. The breakthrough occurred in 1886, when the electrolytic method of producing aluminium from aluminium oxide (alumina) was invented.
 
Despite this late discovery, nowadays we can find aluminium practically everywhere. It is widely used in packaging materials, technical applications, transportation or construction. You'll find it in a vast array of products from food containers to chocolate coin wrappers.

The main characteristics of aluminium:
  • It can be easily shaped, rolled, drawn, extruded, welded and therefore it is an ideal metal for construction purposes
  • It is highly resistant to various forms of corrosion
  • It forms a total barrier to light, odour, bacteria and moisture, plus it provides perfect protection and preservation for products
  • It is a good thermal and electrical conductor
  • It is non-toxic and can be used as a protective barrier
  • It is recyclable
 
The main applications for aluminium:
  • Foil & packaging (food, confectionery, dairy, pharmaceutical, tobacco)
  • Household uses (kitchen foil)
  • Technical applications (heat exchangers, insulation, cable wrap)
  • Automotive and transportation uses
  • Building and construction uses
  • Architecture
  • Lithography
  • Barrier






Human Resources Management is Symetal’s major priority. Our people are highly qualified professionals working towards a mutual objective.
 
We offer our people demanding and challenging tasks and the appropriate opportunities for development and career progression, as well as performance related and results-driven remuneration. The careers of our personnel are systematically improved and the transfer of knowledge is stimulated.
 
At Symetal, we boost and expect outstanding technical mastery and executional excellence. We inspire and empower individuals to achieve high expectations, standards and challenging goals.
 
The company is also committed to establishing good working conditions for its personnel, to preserving their health and safety and to establishing a fair relationship with our associates. We believe that through this commitment, we enhance our appeal as an employer of choice.
 

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336 total employees

 
Aluminium Foil Rolling Plant
  • 167  employees
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Foil Conversion Plant
  • 169  employees
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