In 1957, a Limassol born entrepreneur, Chris Joannou, formed the company Chris Joannou Ltd as a commission agent of various industries in Europe. Early 60’s the company moved into activities of importing and trading raw materials such as skimmed milk powder, vegetable and animal fats, oils, bakery materials, chocolates, etc., thus serving the local industries of ice cream production, bakeries and confectioneries. In early 60’s started importing raw materials such as milk powder, vegetable fats and oils for the ice cream, bakery biscuit, chocolate and other similar industries operating locally in Cyprus.
Today Chris Joannou Public Ltd is a Cyprus-based company, active in the import and trade of food products, feedstock and equipment for the food industry. The Company’s main activities comprise at provision of raw materials for the dairy, ice-cream, bakery and confectionery industries, as well as restaurants, supermarkets and hotels. Its product portfolio includes such raw materials as various types of flours, oils and fats, improvers, fillings, covers, pasteurized eggs, frozen products, stabilizers, yeast, seeds, packing materials, u.h.t milk, marmalades, bread mixes etc. Its range of professional equipment includes industrial machines for the food sector, refrigerators, ice machines and display equipment.