2019 LIFE PROJECTS

The actions of 2019 and the corresponding planning for 2020 have been successfully completed.

Throughout the 23 years in which AGT has been active, every year it has tried to contribute to society through actions that concerned our fellow humans most in need. In this context, and in 2019, it completed the Life Projects program by supporting specific foundations and non-profit organizations.

Last spring, AGT organized “Engineering Days,” a special workshop for college students. Participants had the opportunity to attend 8 lectures by specialized AGT executives and learn about market requirements and international standards projects, bringing Industrial, Commercial Engineering and Facility Management to a practical level.

In the days of the Easter season, AGT went on to buy a series of  coupons, distributing supermarket gift vouchers to our survivors. At the same time, company representatives offered volunteer work distributing food in collaboration with Emfasis people.

In addition, the company continued its pro-bono collaboration with the Hatzipaterio Foundation, contributing to its work to support and rehabilitate children with disabilities. AGT has overseen and maintained the buildings throughout the Foundation’s premises, thereby improving the living conditions of the children during their stay at the Center.

At the same time,  AGT Group and its people continued their internal recycling activities in 2019 as well. The initiative continued for the 12th year and is a minimal contribution to the company’s environmental awareness. Materials such as paper, lamps and all kinds of plastic were recycled from its seats. It is estimated that last year the company reduced its environmental footprint by 15%

In 2019, AGT sponsored the “Love Baskets” charity basketball tournament with the ASETH, supporting the special school for children with autism.

Finally, the company regularly provided essentials to homeless, refugee and needy families, as needed.

AGT’s “LifeProjects” are an integral part of the company’s philosophy, following the fundamental values and principles of social offering that have governed the Group since its inception until today. The Corporate Social Responsibility program continues in 2020, with actions to be completed and announced within the year.

AGT leading from ground zero

AGT Group was part of the CEO Clubs Greece Anniversary Forum titled “Leading from Ground Zero in Action” on November 14, 2019 at Hilton Athens.

There, the rapporteurs were 10 senior executives from Greek and multinational organizations while a total of over 250 senior executives attended.

CEO Clubs Greece offers market leaders a unique environment of knowledge and collaboration that improves the quality and profitability of their companies, and its anniversary forum has delivered a strong message of loyalty, professionalism and optimism for the next 10 years of Greek entrepreneurship.

 

Nikos Anastassopoulos, CEO, was honored with an  invitation as rapporteur at the CEO Clubs Greece Anniversary Forum, recognizing the need to share his own overview of the last decade in Greece with CEOs Clubs Greece members and senior executives forming Greek business.

His speech recounted the biggest personal and professional challenges and successes that helped him secure the viability of his company during the biggest recession Greece has faced in its recent history.

 

“Our company on a very big project was very ahead of schedule, while the other companies that were on the same project were lagging behind.

The American Head Project Manager then asked us to contribute to several parts of the other contractors and when he saw that other companies were lagging behind, he was shouting loudly ‘Bring me the Greeks’ throughout the  factory.

This “Bring me the Greeks” has given us the pride and hope that we all so desperately need today. When we also bring ‘Bring me the Greeks’ inside borders, then we have nothing to fear. “

Mr Anastassopoulos also spoke about the importance of his current success, focusing on the continuing uncertainty in business planning and the overall effort needed to manage such a situation over the past decade.

In particular, he said in his memoir: “When a very good customer of ours told me why AGT stands out from the rest of the market, then I realized that what I was looking for was our company already. We will build on our foundations, at GROUND ZERO. So, we decided and focused on the customer because our goal was and is to build long-lasting trust relationships with our customers. To be with them all the time and support their needs as small or big as they are. ”

AGT partner of 10th Maintenance Forum

AGT always operates with the mission of providing superior services.

To achieve this mission AGT brings expertise and constantly updated knowledge to the table.

AGT stays involved with technologies, new practices, innovations and field evolution.

One of the most effective ways to do so, is to actively participate in conferences and fora organized and presented by the top executives and academics.

Once more, as one of the first members of Hellenic Maintenance Society (HMS),

we were proud partners at the 13th Maintenance Forum, where we learned and shared knowledge with highly esteemed members of the field.

We want to thank Boussias Communications for the excellent organization.

AGT FM: 15 years of operation

Fifteen years of operation in Facility Management  by AGT, one of the strongest teams with many years of experience, high expertise and know-how in the field of Construction, Technical Solutions and FM.

Realizing early on the high potential of Facility Management sector in the world market, AGT decided in 2004 to introduce these services in Greece.

In the first instance, AGT provided contract maintenance services. But realizing the need for businesses to have a valuable partner next to them that can provide them with immediate and complete solutions, he began operating a one stop shop with service models that met all the needs of an organization, integrating the hard & soft services and was coming to introduce compliance services into a single package of services.

Since then, catering to the different needs of organizations, AGT has been designing ‘customer-centric’ service models tailored to the industry and its requirements.

The company has been recognized internationally  for its pioneering technical support, construction maintenance, modern technologies, and thus is able to integrate into its clientele organizations such as airports, hotels, industries, banking institutions, telecommunications and retail stores etc.

“Brands With History” award for AGT

The company was honored at this year’s brilliant ceremony of the Ecali Club’s “Brands with History 2” held on September 17 at the Club’s premises.

AGT received significant recognition for its many years of successful track record and unquestionable know-how in its field.

 

With 22 years of experience and a consistent customer-centric approach, AGT now has a strong footprint in Construction, Technical Solutions and Facility Management.

The know-how, the methodical approach, the constant partnerships and the expertise of the people of the company are key features that guarantee the success of AGT in the future.

These were some of the values that set her apart as a brand with a vision, high goals and contribution to the Greek market and society.

“We consider our award from the Brands with History institution of the Ecali Club extremely honorable. It is an acknowledgment of an effort that began in 1995. Three friends, then young civil engineers, shared their dreams and began their professional careers in a small office in Agia Paraskevi. Today, AGT provides leading engineering & facility management services in Greece and abroad with a continued presence in Central and Southern Europe, “said Nikos Anastassopoulos, CEO of AGT Group.

 

You may see the tribute here.

Learn and Grow Strong!

AGT’s priority on human beings and offerings could not start elsewhere, but by its own staff, continuing the “Learn & Become Strong” campaign for another year.

In order to highlight the importance of education and the development of the new generation, it starts with the children of its employees in whom it distributes stationery & other equipment,

with a focus on more creative gadgets for younger children and premium textbooks for the older ones.

By doing so, AGT Group aims to provide them with a variety of stimuli to further broaden their horizons.

and help them make the most of their abilities and support them in making their own choices and first steps into the foundations of their future careers.

AGT inspiring Hospitality

Tourism. The heavy industry of our country. The sector, which year after year keeps a record breaking over each previous one with 30.1 million tourists for 2018 and more than 700. 000 beds across the country. A characteristic feature of the industry’s growth is that the investment for the past year is estimated at around 5 billion with an increase of 47%.

 

AGT Engineering & Operations Services Group, with more than 20 years of experience, has successfully undertaken and implemented important projects in the hospitality sector. It is positioned next to each tourist property owner and every hotel business, to create together the ideal and most appealing space of hospitality.

 

As every part of our country has its uniqueness, so unique and personalized are the solutions offered by the AGT Group in every project. Whether it is a listed building in the center of a city, whether it is a modern hotel complex, AGT, with a n expert look, approaches the particular needs of every occasion in order to highlight the building and deliver to the owner a separate tourist property with the perfectly professional way.

Top domestic and multinational hotel groups have trusted AGT services both at the manufacturing level and at the level of improvement and maintenance of their facilities. The quality of work, immediacy and security are the key elements that make AGT the first choice. Especially in the field of security, the Group has taken the strategic decision to cooperate with the most trusted insurance organizations to insure the projects it undertakes. However, an additional parameter to which AGT attaches great importance is the  unhindered smooth operation of the tourist unit even when the work is in progress. In this way, AGT responds with professionalism and respect to a real need of tourist entrepreneurs.

 

 

The Group is well aware that tourism is the engine of the economy. He also knows all the specifics of the space and his high demands and with the appropriate know-how he responds directly to:

 

 

✓ Innovative and quality services with Tailor made proposals and solutions.

✓ Project management with consistency, accuracy and safety by experienced and highly trained engineers.

✓ Experienced experience in construction, refurbishment and fit out operations.

✓ Panhellenic cover with staff offices.

✓ Services that have received significant distinctions and awards.

✓ Comprehensive collaborations with leading hotel groups.

✓ After sales support through the AGT Hospitality Support model.

AGT has been able to build trust with its clients by offering a wide range of services that have received significant distinctions and awards from major  competitions such as Tourism awards and FM awards.

Active participation of AGT people in Emfasis’ actions

In the days of celebrations, the need to support our most vulnerable fellow citizens becomes more intense. AGT, in its more than 20 years of operation and all year round, attempts to offer with life projects to the most vulnerable social groups.

This year, at Easter celebrations, the company’s people made sure they had even more active participation. The management of the company proceeded to purchase a series of coupons from the NGO Emfasis to help support the most vulnerable for targeted and more effective actions. Gift vouchers were distributed to people with survival needs, more specifically 60% for vulnerable elderly people, 20% for families with survival problems, 10% for street people and 10% for single parent families.

At the same time, six representatives of the company offered volunteer work during the distribution of the respective supplies together with the people of Emfasis.
During this year’s action, assistance was provided mainly to our vulnerable elderly fellow citizens, but also to homeless and single-parent families. Special support was provided to vulnerable and socially excluded families with children contributing to the facilitation of their daily lives.

After all, AGT has been attempting to return a portion of its revenue to society and especially to the most vulnerable people, or to provide its services free of charge to organizations supporting weak social groups. This year, AGT’s people also helped to assist with their presence and their voluntary work in helping with targeted Emfasis actions.

Engineering Days by AGT

AGT close to students with life projects.

 

At a time when the connection of higher education with entrepreneurship and the market is a constant demand, AGT organized the “Engineering Days”, a special day for the students of the Technical University.

The participants had the opportunity to perceive in practice the modern requirements of large industrial projects and to approach Industrial Engineering and Facility Management on a practical level. At the same time they were informed of the management of special projects (eg airports) while having the opportunity to understand the requirements of the market by a junior engineer.

At the same time AGT listened to the students’ concerns about their future and their first work steps. Given the company’s awareness of the braindrain phenomenon, the International Development Director presented among other things the opportunities and prospects for development in the Greek market. The students attended a total of eight lectures by specialized AGT executives and received a monitoring certificate.

“We have the pleasure of organizing AGT Engineering Days for the first time. Our experience shows that these seminars help young engineers to understand the market demands and at the same time help to gain a better picture of our work in view of decisions they are made to take for their specialization in the future and their postgraduate studies. Knowing the everyday life of our site is a prerequisite for us to make the right decisions, “said AGT Constructions Technical Director, Mr. Frangiskos Dromponis.

AGT with Life Projects next to society

AGT’s Corporate Social Responsibility actions form an integral part of its culture and philosophy

Contributing to the progress and welfare of society is one of AGT Group’s core values and principles that, from its foundation until today,

continues to actively support “Life Projects” by foundations and charities.

 

In this context, the AGT Group continues to ensure, with sponsorships and offers in different institutions, the availability of essentials to the homeless, refugees and needy families.

Also, from 2016, the company participated as a sponsor in the Authentic Marathon and the Half Marathon of Athens, standing next to all runners supporting each kilometer of their route.

Additionally, with their voluntary offer, AGT’s people continue to support many charities, including Make A Wish and Emfasis,

undertaking the renovation and maintenance of all their facilities and individual premises of their buildings.

Multi-year, also pro-bono sponsorship, AGT has signed with the Hadjipatereion Foundation, effectively assisting the Foundation’s work,

support and rehabilitation of children with disabilities. More specifically, AGT has undertaken the supervision and maintenance of buildings in all of the Foundation’s facilities

offering building, electrical and plumbing services aimed at improving the everyday life of children during their stay at the Center.

In addition, AGT over the past decade has placed particular emphasis on vulnerable groups in need of support, not only material but also moral.

Having this as a priority, AGT, in cooperation with the charitable organization Make A Wish, has so far helped to make over 30 wishes from the children of the institution.

Given the difficult socio-economic and environmental conditions and the continuing increase in support for people,

AGT’s “Life Works” will continue to be a top priority of the company and be more imperative than ever before.