We are Mantis

With an extensive history of success, experience in building robust brands and an appetite for new endeavors

A long heritage of high performance

We have a vast experience and long heritage in building prominent brands leading them to the top in collaboration with some of the most reputable firms in the world.

We are one of the most prominent distributors of consumer products nationwide. We occupy a leading position in sales, consumer marketing, trade marketing, as well as innovative product management and distribution services.

Our portfolio includes products from renowed firms, including Red Bull, Energizer, Wilkinson Sword, Hawaiian Tropic, Pepsico-Marbo and Mars.

We are an integrated service provider offering the entire spectrum of services necessary to drive all the the way from the manufacturer to consumer.

We reach the entire retail and wholesale network nationally and we operate at the highest possible business standards.

We are distinct for our performance and leadership skils, driven by our capabilities, experience, innovative thinking, culture and thirst for excellence and growth.

We envisage to continously expand our product portfolio and business sectors, through delivering additional value to our clients and strategic business partners.

We reach out to more than 14,000 customers including 800 wholesalers and 1,600 cooler installations.

We are large, we cover a vast customer network nationwide
but we act locally and with a sense of urgency.

A vibrant organization, relying on modern technology, unmatched operations and motivated people

On a daily basis, we provide services and interact with over 14,000 customers, nationwide, through three different marketing service and distribution channels.

Organized Retail

In this channel we service all existing accounts. A universe of more than 2,500 stores, like super/hyper markets, discount and cash & carry stores, which are controlled on a daily basis via an ultramodern inventory and orders monitoring system, which enables us to control consumption, shelving, merchandising, and positioning.

Impulse Purchasing

We have lost lasting collaborations with more than 800 wholesalers, serving direct via our sales force and preselling system more than 14,000 customers and placing more than 1,600 coolers.

Specialized Classes of Trade

We serve directly to 2,000 different points of sale with high product consumption, such as groups of stores, petrol stations, catering companies, sports stores, nightclubs, cafeterias, hotels, duty free shops, fast-food establishments.

Marketing

We develop and manage our brands through designing and executing competitive marketing and promotional campaigns, aiming at maximising their value, addressing competitive strategies, and leveraging consumer and market dynamics and trends.
Top Collaborations

A long journey full of stars

Able to establish and maximize top brands with ambition and abilities.

For over four decades, we managed to grow and maintain a leading position in our market through collaborations with important and innovating producers, strategic investments, and ambition to excel and succeed.


  • 1974 - 2011

    Distributor of PepsiCo, Central Greece
  • 1999 - 2005

    Ursus Roter Launch, Megabrand development
  • 1997

    Red Bull GmBh exclusive national distributor
  • 2001

    Fortis foundation, Direct & ExVan sales & distribution
  • 2004

    Move into 13.500m2 own premises & warehouses
  • 2005

    Business partnership with Marbo

  • 2014

    Energizer Holdings exclusive national distributor
  • 2014

    Wilkinson exclusive national distributor

  • 2014

    Hawaiian Tropic exclusive national distributor
  • 2017

    Mars Inc. exclusive national distributor for Impulse channel
  • 2019

    Establishment of Mantis Health division

    Milestones

    Products, People, Passion

    Products, people and attitudes are needed to impact the market and attain outstanding results.

    Our Management Team

    • Charalampos Crommidas

      President

      Charalampos is a co-founder and President of Mantis since 1997. He has significant 35 year long experience in operations planning and management, as well as product commercialization. He studied Economics at the Universtity of Macedonia and holds a M.Sc. in Information Systems from the European University in Brussels. He has been involved in the launch and the establishment of many consumer brands in the Greek market.

    • Alexandros Crommidas

      CEO

      Alexandros is a co-founder and CEO of Mantis since 1997. He has significant, 30 year long, experience in commercializing and establishing consumer brands. He launched and drove to leading positions famous products such as Ursus, Red Bull, Energizer, Wilkinson Sword, Hawaiian Tropic, and several products of Mars Hellas. He studied Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH).

    • Antonios Kelesis

      Board Member

      Antonios overseas the company transformation processes in the areas of operations, sales, supply chain, and distribution channels. He has significant expertise in strategy, business development and sales. Over a 30 year long career, he led the launches and commercialization of many different products. He held senior sales positions at Johnson & Johnson and Diageo, and was General Manager Mantis. He studied Business Administration at the University of Macedonia.

    • Konstantinos Arvanitis

      General Manager, Mantis Health Care

      Konstantinos is responsible for managing the health care business unit of the group. He has a comprehensive experience in the health care business, with past work experience at Brigham & Womens Hospital of Harvard Medical School and Eli Lilly. He has founded and managed medical technology distributors and holds a B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and an M.Sc. in Biomedical & Medical Engineering from Boston University and the Harvard Medical School.

    • Alexandra Simou

      Chief Financial Officer

      Alexandra Simou holds the position of CFO at Mantis Group and she is responsible for Financial, Accounting, Planning & Controlling issues. During her career, with over 30 years of experience, she has held senior positions in finance, auditing and accounting management at international companies such as Hilti Hellas SA, American Express TRS, Mercedes Benz Hellas SA & Wind Hellas SA. She is a graduate of the Athens University of Economics and Business and she holds a B.Sc. degree in Accounting, Business Administration & Finance, while she is Certified in Accounting & Taxation.

    • Fotis Mikes

      Director of Sales, National

      Fotis has over 20 years of experience in the field of FMCG. Prior to joining the group in 2014, he served in various sales positions at Energizer Ηoldings. He studied Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Athens and holds an MSc in European Political Economy from the University of Hull and an MBA from the Greek Open University.

    • Aristea Papathanassiou

      Director of Operations

      Aristea, has been Director of Operations since 2016. She is responsible and oversees customer service, supply chain, demand planning, logistics, and credit control departments. She began her career at customer service and gradually has been taking extra responsibilities in the aforementioned areas. Over 20 years of tenure, she has undertaken multiple and important strategic and business development projects and has acquired comprehensive knowledge of the business. She studied programming and analysis.

    • Spyros Dinos

      Director of Financial Planning & Analysis

      Spyros is responsible for financial planning and analysis. He has extensive experience in economic appraisal. In the past, he held management positions and supervised the accounting department in a large national retail chain. He holds a Bachelor's degree from the Department of Economics of the University of Piraeus and post-graduate specialization diplomas in Budgeting and Reporting from the University of Athens.

    • Apostolos Markou

      Director of Accounting

      Apostolos has over twenty years of professional experience in senior positions at  well-known commercial and industrial, Greek and multinational companies. Graduate of  Economics from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens and the University of Patras. He holds Postgraduate Professional Degrees from the College of Chartered Accountants and Banking & Finance from Kingston University. Executive with professional skills and knowledge such as Tax Planning, Working Capital Management and Budgeting Cash Flow as well as International and Greek Accounting Standards. Highly specialized in the effective operation and performance of large Accounting Offices, personnel management and timely forecasting and analysis of financial matters.

    • Ioannis Balakas

      Director of Sales, Impulse Channel

      Ioannis has over 30 years of experience in sales. He has an in-depth knowledge of the electrical appliance industry and experience in new business development, new market establishment, strategic planning, customer relationship management, contract negotiations, budgetingand forecasting. For 15 years, he held senior sales positions at Bosch and Siemens and prior to this tenure he served in the leading insurance firm Interamerican. He holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration from the Athens University of Economics and Business.  

    • Chrysanthi Argyropoulou

      Group Brand Director

      Chrysanthi is responsible for developing and implementing marketing and launch strategies for the different brands of the group. She has significant experience in marketing by running successful product communications campaings for multinational companies such as Sarantis SA and Franke Hellas SA.. She holds a M.Sc. from Manchester Business School, specializing in International Business and Management and a B.Sc. in Economics from Piraeus University.

    • Nikos Mariolis

      Director of Human Resources

      Nikos joint the group as a human resources director in 2017. He began his professional career in the mid-90s in Elgeka and after taking several positions in the customer service and logistics department he was appointed as compensation and benefits manager. During the course of the past 15 years, he held several senior human resources positions in large Greek companies such Elgeka, Vitex-Hermes and the Yannidis Group. He holds a Masters Degree in Human Resources from EADE.

    • Stavros Karelos

      Director of IT & Systems

      Stavros has significant experience in IT systems and specializes in ERP and business intelligence systems. For over 20 years, he held senior positions in IT departments of multinational companies in the financial and energy sectors. He has studied Computer Science in England and holds an MSc in Information Systems Management from Middlesex University in London.

    Organisation, systems, infrastructure

    Evolving through continuously investing in better and more efficient ways to operate and meet customer needs.