The history of SEVITEL commenced in the year 1964 under the name of PANHELLENIC EXPORTS™ ASSOCIATION of OLIVE OIL representing mainly the olive oil exporting companies. In its current form, structure and organization and under the name of PANHELLENIC ASSOCIATION of INDUSTRIALISTS: PROCESSORS“ EXPORTERS of OLIVE OILâ€ was functioned from 1981. After amending the Association’s initial Regulation, taken place in the General Meeting of 1992, today the name has changed into the GREEK ASSOCIATION of INDUSTRIES and PROCESSORS of OLIVE OIL under the distinctive name “SEVITEL”.
SEVITEL is a nonprofit organization and the leading body representing of private industries in the Olive Oil sector within Greece, claiming fifty years of history. SEVITEL’s numerous members today include, the largest Greek processing and packaging industries and Olive Oil Exporters. With the purpose of aiding its members in the production and marketing of a quality product, it is immediately involved in activities conducive to the overall amelioration of the sector.
SEVITEL is a member and collaborates with the “Federation of Greek Industries” (SEV) in sector-based on industrial subjects, with the “PanHellenic Exporters Association” (P.S.E.) on issues, processes and disincentives of exports, with the “Exporters’ Association of Northern Greece” (S.E.V.E) and the “Institute Economic and Industrial Research (I.O.B.E.).
It also collaborates, with the “Industrial and Commercial Chamber of Athens” (E.B.E.A.) on informative issues as well as marketing, with the Association of Anonymous and limited companies with the “Hellenic Foreign Trade Board” (HEPO) on promotional issues in foreign markets and more specifically the promotion of the Greek olive oil in the markets of the USA, CANADA and AUSTRALIA.
Additionally, SEVITEL works with the other Professional Associations the “Hellenic Association Of Olive Oil Packers (ESVITE), for the promotion of common objectives and mainly dealing with problems and issues of olive oil marketing.
Furthermore, it participates in the National Interprofessional Organisation of Olive oil and Olives (EDOEE) for publicity campaigns to promote olive oil consumption.
✔ It is the legal representative of the industry before all authorities – national and European (EU).
✔ It follows national and EU legislation and issues guidelines to its members regarding standards and EU Regulations.
✔ It informs and assists members in questions of promotion and legislation via trained personnel.
✔ It sets up expert committees and Advisory groups regarding the quality features of the Olive Oil.
✔ It functions as a data bank on issues related to the olive oil market both at a national and international level.
✔ It is linked with the Greek Trade Offices worldwide.
✔ It contributes to the overall efforts of promoting Greek Olive Oil in international markets with the Hellenic Foreign Trade Board (HEPO).
SEVITEL is widely involved in financing & scientific research, regarding specific attributes of the Olive Oil
in relation to health.
✔ The International Olive Council Advisory Committee on Olive Oil and Table Olives
✔ The Advisory Committee on Oils and Fats â€“ Olive Oil Section of the European Commission
✔ FEDOLIVE (European Federation of Olive Oil Industries)
SEVITEL’s activities, in combination to the efforts made by the entire sector for further growth of Greece’s olive oil industry are gaining worldwide recognition for the supreme quality of the Greek olive oil.
Since 2002, SEVITEL has been partly involved in the funding Programs of the European Union, the Hellenic Ministry of Rural Development and Food and the professional association of Greek Producers and Processors of Olive Oil “SEVITEL” for briefing information and the promotion of the olive oil in the EU internal markets and in non EU countries.
15a, Xenofontos str.,
105 57 Athens, Greece
Tel.: +30 2103238856
Tel.: +30 2103223165