Welcome to “Pioneering Greeks”, the weekly column of GTP Headlines, which highlights the Greeks that stand out for their creative thinking in the business world. “Pioneering Greeks” is a collaboration between LoveGreece.com and Greek Travel Pages (GTP).
This week we introduce Nikitas Markopoulos, the co-founder and co-owner of Coco-Mat, a company that aims to offer a good night’s sleep to all through its natural products and inspire consumers to embrace a lifestyle based on simple life values that can make every day a little happier: honesty, responsibility, hospitality.
Nikitas is a pioneer businessman with a clear target: to manufacture the best mattresses in the world, with respect to the consumer. His inspiration came from nature and its materials.
In 1989 he and Michalis Efmorfidis created the company Coco-Mat, which is now one of the most successful and recognized Greek companies.
Using nature’s wisdom as a guide and source of inspiration, Coco-Mat creates innovative products and home furniture, made with natural materials by experienced craftsmen that follow traditional carpentry methods, with respect to the environment and the region’s eco system. Moreover, in the production process, Coco-Mat uses naturally replenished raw materials, such as cotton, seaweed, wool and wood, sourced locally in Greece and Europe.
Coco-Mat has a network of some 100 stores in more than 14 countries. Coco-Mat furniture and mattresses also decorate renowned hotels in Greece and abroad.
The progress and success of Coco-Mat is based on Nikitas’ love for his business, continuous research for new product development and innovative techniques.
Nikitas is a man with passion and dedication to his work, who never stops aiming higher. After all, a great number of distinctions and awards on the fields of entrepreneurship, human resources, quality management and corporate social responsibility proves that he works based on a high vision.
Inspired by the dynamism and creativity of the Greek entrepreneurial spirit, LoveGreece was founded in 2013 as an initiative to boost and promote the country’s image abroad by profiling talented and successful Greeks. With their ethos and vision, Greece’s entrepreneurs and professionals are an important aspect of the country worth highlighting to the world. LoveGreece is powered by Gina Mamidaki, the founder of the G & A Mamidakis Foundation.
Εμπνευσμένο από τον δυναμισμό και τη δημιουργικότητα του ελληνικού επιχειρηματικού πνεύματος, το LoveGreece ιδρύθηκε το 2013 σαν μια πρωτοβουλία για την ενίσχυση και την προώθηση της εικόνας της χώρας στο εξωτερικό, παρουσιάζοντας ταλαντούχους Έλληνες με εξωστρεφή νοοτροπία. Οι Έλληνες επιχειρηματίες αποτελούν σημαντικό παράγοντα της χώρας που αξίζει να παρουσιαστεί σε όλο τον κόσμο. Το LoveGreece υποστηρίζεται από την Τζίνα Μαμιδάκη, Πρόεδρο του Ιδρύματος Γ. & Α. Μαμιδάκη.