The idea of creating an automation company was born in 1988 by a group of engineers that was working for the construction company “Horizon”. At that time, Horizon was responsible for the construction of a car control center which had automatic doors for buildings as part of the project specifications. The increased cost stimulated this group of engineers to manufacture from scratch their own automatic doors, based on their self-confidence and mentality “Yes, we can”. The project was successfully completed. However, the market conditions transformed the initial idea towards the creation of automatic doors for lifts.
Hence, in 1995 Metron was established from Mr. Ioannis Sandros in a small town named Nigrita, where less than 500m2 of production facilities were built. In 2000, Metron moved to the Industrial Area of Serres, where it was equipped with the latest machinery tools. Product-wise Metron started the production of folding doors, Bus type, a product that gained rapidly big market share in Greece and Europe. At the same time Metron gradually expanded its product range with Automatic and Semi-Automatic Doors as well as Cabins. In 2008, after the successful completion of continuous investments, Metron started designing Complete Lift Solutions. In 2009, Metron manufactured the first hydraulic system and very quickly traction solutions, with or without machine room, were also introduced to the arsenal.
Due to the Greek crisis, the company expanded dynamically in most European countries, in Africa, Latin America, Arabian Gulf etc. and as a result is now exporting 90% of its total annual sales.
Nowadays, with the experience in the design and production of complete elevator systems and presence in more than 50 countries worldwide, we are one of the fastest growing lift companies globally with a portfolio so wide, as wide as our customers’ needs. What differentiates Metron Products is the unique design and aesthetics that upgrade user’s experience combined with the best value for money relationship.