The history of Sabo S.A starts at 1984, when Dimitris Kiliaris - managing director until nowadays - installs the first automation, which has been designed in Sabo offices in Italy and is being produced in Sabo’s premises in Greece. One year, later the company manages to build the first kiln. In 2000 the first oil burner is being made and 6 years later gas burners take over the large proportion in the Sabo’s production, starting from their first production installation in Slovakia. In 2005 the first robot has been installed, starting a new era of projects.
Sabo has to demonstrate a long list of loyal customers all over the years such as Xalkis, BMSD, Briqueterie Sarl Barakate, Saudi Al-Sirat co and Wienerberger which signed the 1st contract in 2005.
In 1990 Sabo S.A was assigned to build the 1st project in Algeria. Nowadays, Sabo is not only the Leader in B&T factoring in Africa but has also expanded all over the world in no time. The devotion in choosing the best materials (Siemens, Fanuc, Burton), in designing the most suitable solution for every customer and giving the quickest and most reliable support has resulted to a highly progressive geographical expansion. Today 90% of company’s sales are exclusively in export. East and Central Europe, Africa, Middle East, Latin America, are active markets.
At the beginning of 1994, the General Industry sector illustrates its presence by designing its first automation system for BSH (PITSOS), an automatic line of movement for fridges and stoves. During that time the first palletization systems are being installed for the client “Sent. Georg Mills”.
The cooperation with Frigoglass situated in Patras, creates new opportunities, as it is just the beginning of a number of great jobs with Frigoglass in Romania and Russia.
Famous customers: unilever, Lafarge, etc.
At the same time, Sabo General Industry moves ahead by expanding its operations in Heavy Industry sector, installing systems of movement and stocking of raw materials.
Throughout all these years Sabo S.A has invested in technology and personnel having as a primary goal to continuously improve the products and service outreaching every time clients expectations in all lines of automations: moving, sorting, packaging and palletizing for a variety of products (wood, bottling, food, etc.)
In 2009, Sabo S.A expanded its activities in Renewable Sources Sector by giving birth to Sabo Energy. Taking advantage of the technical knowhow and the already set production line, the Company started producing and installing the first solar farms on 2010. Until now, the largest solar farm has been installed in “Inofita” 200kw of power, furthermore, until the end of the year, a new solar farm of 380kw is going to be delivered in “Rafina”.
Sabo S.A has been one of the first companies in Greece which started constructing trackers. Also, Sabo S.A is the only company that uses SCADA system in solar sector, result of long experience of Scada programming in Brick and Tile sector.
Sabo Energy throughout the years expanded its activities in constructing and installing solar power plants for Industry and Private Homes. Energy is the key to power solutions and in Sabo’s vertically organizational activities was the piece missing from the puzzle.