About

Our mission

To never stand still and be always improving as we listen, travel, train, learn, be flexible and propose the very best solutions for you and your produce.

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Who we are

All of us at AgroCell, as a 1-MCP and post-harvest specialist, focus our resources on finding the best possible solutions for the post-harvest preservation of fruits, vegetables and flowers.

The "How can I...” is what drives us, in particular: "How can I better maintain my products?” "How can I improve their shelf life?” "How can I cultivate in order to better affect product maintenance?” "How can I better monitor my products during maintenance?”

We listen to our customers, our partners and our suppliers every day so as to inspire ourselves with new ideas for products and services that will create new opportunities for all of us.

Our philosophy is to address problems as challenges. Appropriate and two-way communication is the key to us for successful cooperation. We are not only concerned with consulting services to achieve positive results, but we want to know the problems, failures and aim to be on target.

We act as a bridge to transfer know-how as we travel year round, acquiring knowledge to improve our skills, while at the same time remain in contact with our partners in several countries abroad. As a team, we see, learn and share with our customers to help them better understand what's happening in our common field.

Milestones

Get an overview of our growth over 10 years through our key milestones. 

Μay
2008

Agrofresh first goes on sale in Greece.

Sept.
2009

First commercial implementation of the SmartFresh quality system in apple cooling chambers of the Zagora Agricultural Union in Pilio.

Sept.
2011

Stamatis Karros launches sales of The SmartFresh quality system

Mar.
2014

AgroFresh expands sales to include Bulgaria.

May
2016

Approval & launch of RipeLock with bananas.

May
2016

AgroCell launches its official partnership with AgroFresh.

Oct.
2017

Launch of harvest timing services as well as chamber monitoring services.

Dec.
2017

AgroCell becomes a member of the Greek Association of Plant Protection (ESYF)

Feb.
2018

AgroCell establishes a specialist laboratory for post-harvest maintenance, in Larissa.

The team

AgroCell employs 14 personnel, highly trained and knowledgeable in their field: a general manager, a technical manager, 7 application technicians, 3 laboratory technicians, a research and development agronomist and a secretary. 

Our technicians are trained and tested to receive the appropriate AgroFresh qualification certification. They keep informed and updated on the latest technologies and applications, which also includes attending relevant training seminars, so as to continuously improve their skills.

Team

Work with us

AgroCell offers job opportunities in an environment of very high expertise, technology and science. Be part of AgroCell's human resources and work in a modern and dynamic work environment with great potential for development.

Management

Stamatis V Karros, Agronomist, Environmentalist MSc

Stamatis is currently the general manager at AgroCell.  

Stamatis holds a degree in Agronomy from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He's also graduate of the University of Edinburgh in Environmental Management and of Edinburgh Napier University in Information Systems. Stamatis is also a certified lead auditor for the BS EN ISO 9001, 14001 and 22000 series.

Stamatis speaks Greek, English and Italian

Dr Yannis Tsakiris

Yannis is the technical manager at AgroCell.

He holds a PhD from the Univeristy of Crete, Medical School, Laboratory of Toxicology, and holds a degree in Agronomy from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Yannis speaks Greek and English.

Stamati & Yanni

Facilities

Our headquarters are in premises of 200 m2 in Thessaloniki. Thessaloniki is one of the two control stations in which the first fields and chamber evaluations and shelf life tests are made. Larissa also operates a laboratory with a gas chromatograph, which is able to conduct more specialised post-harvest analyses.

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