Dedicated originally to serve the purpose of recycling, the company was founded in 1975 by Evangelos Tsokos and operated as a family business, focusing on the recycling of metals, for over 25 years.
In the year 2004 the company passes entirely into the responsibility of the son Anastasios Tsokos, maintaining its headquarters in Vassiliko, within its own grounds of an area of over 25000 m2, where the processing, sorting and packaging of all recyclable materials take place. The company was renamed to TechnoScrap S.A. and developed the range of its activities in other areas of recyclable materials, based on the long experience in the field of metal recycling (Operators Register of Non-hazardous Waste no. 388, Register of Hazardous Waste Management no. 0078 of Greek YP.E.K.A.) The new activities now include recycling wood, plastic and paper.
In the year 2005, the company develops and applies a Quality Management System is certified to the international standard EN ISO 9001: 2000 by EL.O.T., as a result of providing excellent services during operation.
The mechanical equipment is privately owned, modern and consists of:
- Decontamination station and car scrapping shredder
- Mobile press / shears
- Mobile baler
- Material handling and packaging machines
- Crane vehicles for collecting material
- Trucks carrying recycling containers
- Long vehicles with trailers
- Transportation licensed vehicles
Since May 2008 the company is a formal member of E.D.O.E. (Greek Organization of alternative Car Management), being the first and leading company in the prefecture of Evvoia, dealing with the withdrawal and recycling of end-of-life vehicles. Simultaneously it gets licensed to conduct processing operations and temporary storage of electrical & electronic equipment and automotive batteries. Alongside it obtains license for the disposal of sewage and waste. That same year, the expansion of the company’s business abroad is accompanied by the inclusion in the Exporters Register of Evvoia, with registration number 664 A1. Since then it has fulfilled a series of exports of scrap metal and auto parts, as well to EU member states as to third countries.
In the year 2015, the quality management system of the company’s services on the road haulage, gets certified according to the requirements of the standard EN ISO 9001: 2008.
At the same time we got certified for the services, regarding the company operation in accordance with the requirements of standards EN ISO 9001: 2008 and EN ISO 14001: 2004, for the following sectors:
- Dismantling and cleaning facilities
- Industrial waste management
- Ship braking
- Collecting and recycling vehicles
Aim and substance of recycling
Recycling of various waste materials, is the process by which goods, resulting directly or indirectly from human activity and being no longer useful for human, are reused partially or totally. In this process usually waste is converted into secondary raw material from which new goods are produced.
Part of the recycling process is the conversion of environmentally harmful materials in less or no harmful. This is done to reintegrate them smoothly into the natural environment, which substantially completes the recycling process naturally. Hence the importance of recycling is essential and manifold:
- Waste is reduced and so are the problems of its management
- Recycling saves energy and natural resources, which are constantly taken from nature
- Air, soil and groundwater pollution is reduced, thus keeping the environment clearer
- Energy required to manufacture new goods is saved
- Long-term decline of prices is achieved, as the need to produce new raw material is reduced