Welcome
to MEVGAL

Company

Company

Deep in the heart of the well-known North Greece pasturelands we find Koufalia and the milk processing plant of MEVGAL.

The freshness and premium quality of the raw materials are reflected in the wide range of pasteurised dairy products: milk, yogurts (both traditional Greek and European ), cheeses, desserts and rice puddings.

Founded in 1950, today the company provides employment to 650 people in Koufalia, as well as other locations in the country. MEVGAL collaborates with hundreds of local farmers and has developed long-term relationships with several local organizations.

The MEVGAL brand is synonymous to Authentic Greek high quality dairy products!

International

International

MEVGAL started exporting in 1985 and today its products travel to more than 30 countries, with exports accounting for 35% of the company's total turnover.

More than 30 countries

Today, 1 in 5 yogurts that Greece exports are produced by MEVGAL. The company owns a significant share in the Greek Yogurt category in the markets from Europe to America and Asia. 

The exported product range varies from the “all -time” favorite plain authentic greek yogurt, to the more specialized ones, such as fruit yogurts, lactose free yogurts, yogurts with super foods, with enhanced protein or with more elaborate flavors.

MEVGAL participates in the most important international food and beverage Trade Shows such as Anuga (Germany), Sial (France), Fancy Food (USA), where it presents its traditional products and new tasting suggestions that respond to modern food trends.

MEVGAL follows the clean label trend, which means that yogurts and cheeses do not contain preservatives, artificial colorings or flavorings.

 

MEVGAL’s products have won international innovation awards, such as the Innovation Award Wabel 2017 for the Lactose Free Yogurt in Paris and the Taste and Innovation Award for Harmony Gourmet Yogurt with Mint and Dark Chocolate in "Anuga Taste Innovation" in Cologne, Germany.

At the same time, many of its products have been distinguished by getting a three-star taste award by the International Taste & Quality Institute (ITQI) in Brussels.

At the same time, many of its products have been distinguished by getting a three-star taste award by the International Taste & Quality Institute (ITQI) in Brussels.

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Quality

Quality

Quality forms the core around which MEVGAL operates and grows. The company consistently implements a comprehensive quality management system covering all stages of production – from the collection and processing of raw materials to the final packaging and distribution of products.

Under the supervision of qualified personnel, MEVGAL provides full technical and scientific support to suppliers with whom they collaborate.

This dedicated
service includes

Safeguarding the proper nutrition and health of livestock.

Ensuring feeding units are suitably equipped and compliant with the most cleaning and disinfecting regulations.

Complete training of suppliers, in order to ensure appropriate, hygienic handling of milk.

Maintaining the cooling chain process, the milk is collected in special cooling tanks and arrives at the plant in special isothermal tankers – keeping the temperature of the milk at or below 4°C

This dedicated
service includes

Safeguarding the proper nutrition and health of livestock.

Ensuring feeding units are suitably equipped and compliant with the most cleaning and disinfecting regulations.

Complete training of suppliers, in order to ensure appropriate, hygienic handling of milk.

Maintaining the cooling chain process, the milk is collected in special cooling tanks and arrives at the plant in special isothermal tankers – keeping the temperature of the milk at or below 4°C

History

History

1950: Foundation of MEVGAL from Konstantinos Chatzakos

1952: Production of Feta and Kasseri P.D.O. cheeses

1967: Relocation to privately owned facilities in Koufalia, Thessaloniki

1971: Introduction of fresh pasteurized milk

1974: Introduction of Traditional Greek Yogurt

1978: Introduction of Greek Yogurt in aseptic packaging

1984: Introduction of TETRAPAK paper packaging

1985: Start of Export activity

1989: Becomes the first company to commercialize pre-packed Feta Cheese P.D.O.

1992: First company to introduce split-cup Greek Yogurt with honey and pecan

1998: First Greek Company to produce dairy products without cholesterol from fresh pasteurized cow milk

2010: Introduction of Extended Shelf Life (ESL) milk

2016: Capital increase of €10m (Chatzakou family and DELTA)

2018: New Greek Yogurt production line, increasing capacity by 30%

2020: MEVGAL is celebrating 70 years of delivering Authentic Greek dairy delicacies!

5 Generations

Our story begins back in late 1800s in Eastern Thrace. Chatzakos family is collecting and selling fresh milk.

In early 1900s, Chatzakos family is forced to relocate, choosing Thessaloniki as its new home.
(photo father and son)

Domna, mother of Konstantinos, starts up a small dairy shop or "galaktopoleio" in Greek in 1940.
(photo of galaktopoleio)

In 1950, Konstantinos founds MEVGAL. He rents a building in Koufalia, Thessaloniki, an area well known for its excellent quality of fresh milk.

The company is welcomed by the local community and develops strong bonds with the local dairy farmers–many of whom still collaborate with MEVGAL.
(photo of Chatzakos with coworkers)

Mary Chatzakou, daughter of Konstantinos, continues her father’s tradition as CEO and Vice-President.

Kostas Chatzakos, grand son of Konstantinos (5th generation) is preparing for the next transition.

Our story begins back in late 1800s in Eastern Thrace. Chatzakos family is collecting and selling fresh milk.

In early 1900s, Chatzakos family is forced to relocate, choosing Thessaloniki as its new home.
(photo father and son)

Domna, mother of Konstantinos, starts up a small dairy shop or "galaktopoleio" in Greek in 1940.
(photo of galaktopoleio)

In 1950, Konstantinos founds MEVGAL. He rents a building in Koufalia, Thessaloniki, a well known area, for its excellent quality of fresh milk. The company is welcomed by the local community and develops strong bonds with the local dairy farmers.
(photo of Chatzakos with coworkers)

Mary Chatzakou, daughter of Konstantinos, continues her father’s tradition as CEO and Vice-President.

Kostas Chatzakos, grand son of Konstantinos (5th generation) is preparing for the next transition.

After all, we are still a family company, cooperating with local fresh milk producers and exporting our products to more than 30 countries!

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