George Nikolaou Lionis , originally from Crete , is the Founder of Freddo

Στην ηλικία των 40 ετών , είχε ήδη μια υποσχόμενη καριέρα στην βιομηχανία της ψύξης,
At the age of 40, he already had a promising career in the refrigeration industry, as sales manager of a leading trading and construction company.

Gaining 20 years of experience from the Greek and German market, he decided to implement his vision for his own company, while setting as a cornerstone for its realization, a unique combination of products and services of high performance and reliability.

Freddo was founded in December 1989.

Its headquarters were located at 209 Athens Avenue, in Egaleo, Attica.

In May 1990, Freddo became the official representative of Costan Italy for Greece, and has 7 staff members.

In September 1990 Freddo undertook the first 3 projects / super markets of the company Veropoulos Bros., the number one commercial supermarket chain of that period.


In 2008 Freddo inaugurates and moves to its privately owned facilities in Agios Stefanos, Attica, at Irinis 1 & Odysseos Str. With an area of ​​10,000 m2 and 3 levels, the new facilities support storage, logistics.

At the same time, sales and refrigerating installations abroad, continue in Cyprus.

In 2010 finds Freddo a pioneer in the execution of the 1st CO2 subcritical installation in Greece and specifically in Stamata Attica (Bream Awarded) of the chain AB Vassilopoulos Ahold Delhaize.

2012 marks the beginning of cooperation with the Sklavenitis chain.

The development continues in 2017 with the historical chain of Northern Greece, Masoutis Diamantis, trusting Freddo in the new CO2 technologies.

Until today, the super market chains of Masoutis Diamantis, AB Vassilopoulos Ahold, Hellenic Supermarkets Sklavenitis, cooperate with Freddo by assigning projects with the refrigerant of the future CO2 following the innovative technology FTE (Full Transcritical Efficiency) of Epta Group.

The smaller supermarket chains, the butcher chains, but also the individual customers of Freddo, are a key and important part of its development.

Freddo has already reached 32 years of stable operation.

2012 marks the promising transition.

Nikolas Georgiou Lionis, following in the footsteps of his father, assumes the position of Operations Director and Freddo looks in to the future with optimism and confidence.

In 2021 Freddo is the official representative for Greece and Cyprus of the Epta Group, which consists of the factories of:


Το προσωπικό και οι συνεργάτες της Freddo ξεπερνούν σήμερα στα 80 άτομα , τεχνικού
Freddo's staff and associates, now number over 80, including technical, management and executive staff. As a whole, they follow the values ​​of George Lionis and are the "key" to the stable and evolving course of the company he created.

The Freddo branch in Thessaloniki, Freddo North, has been operating since June 2017 at 8a Halkis Str. 55535 Pylaia.

The values ​​that govern the philosophy of Freddo, such as dedication to customer service, stability, honesty, development, define the company's relationship of trust with its customers, AB Vassilopoulos, EYS Sklavenitis, Masoutis Diamantis, LIDL Hellas and even smaller customers with 1 piece of cabinet.

FREDDO offers complete solutions for refrigerating systems – refrigerating cabinets - cold rooms and autonomous refrigerating cabinets (plug ins)

Today the company is fully specialized in the technologies of the future with CO2 refrigerant.

Times change, but Freddo, a family business, is united. Ready to adapt with stability and flexibility to the challenges of the future based on 50 years of experience, knowledge and values.


The Epta Group is proud to celebrate thirty years of collaboration with FREDDO S.A.,one of the largest distributors in the commercial refrigeration sector in Greece andCyprus. The partnership goes back to 1990, when the CEO of FREDDO Mr. George Lionis, signed the agreement for the distribution of Costan brand in Greece.

Passion, far-sightedness, reliability: these are the pillars underlying the cooperation between FREDDO and the Epta Group. The two companies share the will to strive for excellence, offer cutting-edge technologies and the best support to its Customers, promoting turnkey projects and the diffusion of solutions that merge design, performance and sustainability.

A history of success and significant achievements. In 2010, Epta and FREDDO produced the first CO2 subcritical system in Greece and in 2016, together, they signed the firstCO2 transcritical installation in Athens. Innovation is ongoing and, in 2019, they introduced the patented system FTE Full Transcritical Efficiency in five stores of the AB Vasilopoulos, Diamantis Masoutis and Sklavenitis Group chains.

“In these first thirty years, we have achieved important results thanks to the close cooperation between our teams. Being able to rely on a team of 70 collaborators, Freddo is able to offer a complete range of products and services and follow the entire process, from the supply to the installation and technical support”, states Massimo Marcer, General Manager of Epta International, who continues: “We are delighted to celebrate thirty years together. We are sure that our partnership will be further strengthened under the guidance of Nikolas Lionis, son of the founder and current Operations Director of FREDDO”. He concludes: “Building on the technical expertise of FREDDO and on the cutting-edge technology of Costan solutions, we are ready to meet the challenges of a market which is increasingly competitive, promoting a green revolution”.