THE FIRST 40 YEARS
IONIA was founded in 1972. In fact, it has an even longer history, since IONIA is the continuation of KERAMEIKOS factory, which was inaugurated in 1909. It used raw materials from the island of Milos and was recognized as one of the best industries in the Mediterranean for the quality of its products, hard-paste porcelain and faience.
During the years, IONIA showed strong commitment in producing the highest quality products at affordable prices. So it emerged as leader in the Greek market of domestic and professional porcelain. Moreover, the company always stood out for the design of its collections, undertaken by distinguished Greek painters and artists. In the last 15 years, IONIA developed a network of retail stores in Greece, while enriching its product range with glassware, cutlery, kitchen utensils and table accessories. In 2011 the brand IONIA and the network of retail stores was acquired by YALCO - Socrates D. Constantinou & Son SA, one of the biggest home appliances in Greece, whose history begins in 1920.