About Us

About Us2024-03-14T15:40:28+02:00


VIOLAR Started its journey in the cotton industry 65 years ago.

The VIOLAR company was founded in 1955 by the Markou brothers in Livadia.

Our dedication to customer satisfaction is our top priority. Based on the principles of quality and reliability, we ensure that our customers receive high quality products and services. Quality control is a vital part of our processes and ensures that we always deliver products that meet our customers needs and expectations.

Our company has acquired specialization in the sector of cotton ginning, grain, agricultural supplies but also in the production and distribution of electricity.

Our long experience and expertise in these areas have made us pioneers in the field.

At VIOLAR, we are committed to continuing to provide excellent quality, reliable service to maintain our position as one of the world’s leading suppliers in the cotton and grain industry.

Years of expirience

History – Evolution


VIOLAR S.A. Is based in Greece and the main industrial activity is in the cotton ginning sector, since 1955 and has a set of modern facilities consisting of management offices, gins, dryers, warehouses and silos.

The company operates in various factories and production facilities, as follows:

25th km E.O. Larisa – Volos, Achilleio, 41500,Greece
Phone : +30 2410731526

The facility in Achillio, is the cotton Ginning Mill, next to the old Larissa – Volos highway, started operating in 1994.

2nd km. E.O. Velestino – Volos, Velestino, 37500, Greece
Phone : +30 2425024321

The company has a storage and management center for all the products it produces and trades in Velestino Magnesia, near the Port of Volos, just off the Athens – Thessaloniki highway.

Gefyra Thessaloniki
Phone : +30 2411802011

The most recent addition is the company’s facility, in Gefyra Thessaloniki, which functions as a storage and management center for all the products it produces and markets .

Phone : +30 2410572262

The facility in Melissochori is Cotton Ginning, next to the old national road Larissa – Volos.

Quality Control

Our quality control laboratory has been certified by the International Cotton Association BREMEN since 2013.

Quality control is the cornerstone of our processes as both imports and exports of the goods we manage are controlled, certified and categorized before storage or loading through the modern and intensive quality control we apply. In this way we reward our suppliers for quality and at the same time ensure our customers the reliability and homogeneity of the products they buy from us.
The samples from our products are analyzed in the quality control laboratory of the company KON/NOS V. MARKOU ABEE, which is certified by the International Organization ICA VREMEN since 2013 and equipped with an HVI and an AFIS.

With HVI we measure length, strength, uniformity, short fiber index, micronaire, color and trash and with AFIS we measure Neps. HVI is calibrated and tested daily with USDA HVI CALIBRATION samples and operates according to the ITMF (International Textile Manufacturers Federation). It also participates in ICA and BREMEN INSTITUTE interlaboratory tests.

ICA Round Tests results place the laboratory among the top 10 laboratories in the world, since 2007. The laboratory maintains representative samples for our customers, and is also equipped with a sorting room where we prepare representative types of samples to offer to our customers.


Global Footprint

VIOLAR : Worldwide

With imports & exports to more than 15 countries worldwide and with a continuous expansion of our network.

Ginned Cotton Supply Countries

Violar S.A. has been heavily involved for more than a decade in sourcing & trading of Ginned Cotton from various countries of the world:

  • Brazil
  • Spain
  • Turkey,
  • West Africa (Mali, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Benin, Cameroon, Togo)

While the supply & trading of cotton has recently started from

  • Mexico
  • USA

In all the countries above, quality control is carried out, both during production and before each loading, in order to ensure the correct description of the cotton sold, but also absolute compliance in the execution of our contracts, aiming at service, without problems, but with the complete satisfaction of our customers.


VIOLAR’s export development strategy includes the following countries:

  • Egypt
  • Vietnam
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • China
  • Bangladesh
  • Pakistan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey

Corporate responsibility

Our vision is growth through solid personal relationships, loyalty, creativity and distinguished service.

Our heritage in the cotton, grain and feed sectors technical know-how business ethics, excellent relationships based on mutual trust with our farmer-suppliers, and our customers, drives us to operate efficiently and uninterruptedly in the above competitive industries.

Our commitment to quality control and accountability have built an unparalleled reputation for fair trades and trustworthiness among our local and international cotton, grain and feed partners.

The values above accompany us and will accompany us forever.

Our vision is growth though solid personal relationships, loyalty, creativity and distinguished service.

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