EPSA: A story of refreshment
The history of EPSA dates back to 1924, when there was a surplus of lemons in the geographical area of Pelion. Observing a sales increase of traditional lemonade by peddlers, the owners of EPSA set the goal to create a factory that produces Soft Drinks. A German Chemical Engineer was invited to assist with the production of lemonade. It was then that the secret recipe was born and is preserved until today.
During the nine decades that passed since then, a lot of progress has been made. In 1937, EPSA was awarded the “Golden Award for Quality” at Thessaloniki International Fair. In 1940, the noted glass bottle of EPSA, that was meant to become the landmark of the brand, is designed.
The last years, next to the classic Orangeade, Lemonade, Lemon Soda and Soda Water, many new products have been added: Iced Drinks with Tea in several flavours, Tonic, Sour Cherry Drink, Organic Lemonade and Orangeade and Lemonade, Orangeade and Cola light (with sweetener from the stevia plant). Also, “light drops”, a liquid sweetener from the stevia plant, was the new innovation. Last, but not least, Pink Lemonade was the latest addition to our product list.
Quality at any cost
Special care and attention goes into our production. As output increases to cover international market needs and growing demand, we are determined to safeguard our valued tradition of high product quality.
Recent machinery upgrades boost productivity to 30.000 bottles and 18.000 aluminum cans per hour. EPSA applies systems of quality control ISO 9001:2008, ISO 22000 (TÜV HELLAS) and has IFS Food certification. The packing addresses demanding off-trade market needs as we have multipacks of 4 for cans and 6 for glass bottles. Current production labels for glass bottles are in English/French – for large orders we print labels in any language. On aluminum cans the basic languages are Greek, English, French and Spanish.
EPSA, makes its way in history with continuous success. The result of the accumulated experience from all these years is the natural, traditional quality, which only EPSA’s soft drinks and juices offer to the consumers.
Our factory is wonderful. It has intensely traditional style and it gives a sense of harmony, as old and new coexist in a splendidly shaped space. Located in Agria, a very nice village, only 15 minutes by car from Volos.
Whenever you are nearby, make a call and drop by. You are most Welcome.
Arrange a tour by appointment for groups contacting our secretary +30 24280 91901.