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Our mission

The Coordination Mechanism specifies the framework for the governance of Public Enterprises in which the Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations (hereinafter referred to as HCAP) has holdings under Article 197 par. 6 of Law 4389/2016. The Central Market of Thessaloniki S.A. (hereinafter referred to as C.M.TH.) is one of the subsidiaries of the HCAP’s portfolio, and the HCPA holds 100% of its share capital. 

This constitutes a document of the Coordination Mechanism and particularly with regard to the Mission of the C.M.TH. S.A., which sets out the main strategic, business and operational directions of the Company and the central objective, especially in terms of adding public value. 

C.M.TH. was established by Royal Decree 869/1966 as a legal person governed by public law. Royal Decree 869/1966 was amended by Presidential Decree 411/1998 and C.M.TH. became a Société Anonyme under the name Central Market of Thessaloniki S.A. 

According to the C.M.TH.'s Articles of Association, its business activities includes the administration, management and, in general, the proper functioning of the C.M.TH. as well as the revenues generated by the lease and exploitation of all kinds of shops, premises, facilities, separate areas and services connected with the wholesale trade on the premises of the Company. 

According to the HCAP's Strategic Plan, the main operational direction adopted for the service sector is to improve the quality and accessibility of the services provided with a view to better customer service. 

This improvement should take place within a framework in which innovation is sought both in terms of processes and services to traders along with cost rationalisation. 

This can be facilitated by the development, where necessary, of the appropriate technical infrastructure, which will help in the overall modernization of the Company in order to create favourable terms and conditions for trading in fruit and vegetables, meat and food in general, fresh or processed, benefiting both the producer and the consumer. 

Specifically, as far as producers/traders are concerned, the C.M.TH.'s activities might result in economies of scale that will enhance the quality and visibility of their products not only in Greece but also in South-Eastern Europe, assisting their export trade activities. 

C.M.TH.'s activities should take place within a framework of support which shall provide for waste management and the proper management and exploitation of energy resources. 

Under the provisions of the Coordination Mechanism, the C.M.TH.'s Mission may be revised, if necessary.