Nera Kritis SA started operating in 2003 with their exploitation of the white mountains of Crete, one of the cleanest springs in Greece.
Taking full advantage of its 30-year experience and expertise in bottle manufacturing, it created the globally innovative 10lt disposable bottle for water dispensers. It didn’t take long for the Greek market to embrace the idea of a disposable bottle, thus making one of the leading companies in the Greek market.
Following this success, in 2007 Nera Kritis moved on to produce classic water packaging, creating a broad range of products (0,33lt, 0,5lt, 0,75lt, 1lt, 1,5lt, 10lt, 12,5lt). The company quickly won over the public, since its presence had spread throughout almost all of Greece.
In 2011, continuing its efforts for innovation and differentiation from the competition, it created the Summer Collection 0.5lt series, comprising of colorful bottles and caps which enjoyed great success among consumers, especially in summer.
In 2012, Nera Kritis innovated on a worldwide level by reaching out to child consumers with the creation of the kids series ‘Neraki’ (little water) comprising of colorful 0.33lt animal-shaped water bottles. This series was awarded at the SIAL Paris innovation 2012 and its exporting activity was launched.
In 2014, Nera Kritis entered a strategic partnership with the internationally renowned company Walt Disney with the creation of a new bottle line comprising of 8 Disney characters. These products were initially sold abroad and were then made available on the Greek market.
Nowadays, having enriched its range with additional collection product, such as the Cretan Minotaur bottle series and the Sport series comprising of sports bottles, it has managed to establish itself on the Greek market, gaining consumer confidence while it exports its products to 24 foreign countries.
The company’s export department consists of highly skilled professionals with extensive experience in exporting and management of the relevant procedures, in customer service, from informing the customer up until the final delivery of the products in the destination country.
Following the company’s participation in international exhibitions and awards for the innovative ‘My Water’ 0.33lt bottle series at SIAL Paris 2012, Nera Kritis gained worldwide recognition and captured the interest of all corners of the globe, resulting in this product currently marking thousands of bottle sales per country.
The innovatory orientation of the company’s management towards diversification and innovation has helped to create a broad range of unique bottles, which the potential customer can choose from and adjust their order, according to the color, size and shape of the bottle and cap that suits them best, while being able to acquire a personalized label and bottle, to promote their own brand.
It acquired the Hydria water factory in Loutraki in 2018 while it also created a new water bottling unit in Axioupoli, Kilkis, which was put into operation in 2019. Finally, the company has representatives of its products nationwide.
The use of bacterial-retaining 0,2 microns filters of pharmaceutical specifications.
The use of UV ultraviolet radiation filters, as a safety net.
The daily disinfection of all bottling lines with thermochemical processes.
The simultaneous operation of 4 bottling lines.
A production capacity of 75.000 bottles per hour at the small package bottling line.
A production capacity of 1.100 bottles per hour at the water dispenser bottle production line.
The ability of transparent shrink film or cardboard box packaging.
The use of compressed air with very high purity (oil free) for their formation.
Their rinsing with ozonised water, seconds before they are filled.
The company also understands that responsible behavior, respect and devotion to the individual -its final consumer, employees, suppliers and customers – preservation of the natural environment and the provision of broader hygiene leads to sustainable business success and growth.
All the employees at Nera Kritis embrace the company’s philosophy and sense of corporate social responsibility and implement it after having received the proper training.
Furthermore, all of the production processes at Nera Kritis are governed by the best standards and international certifications.
On occasion, Nera Kritis organize or participate in charitable activities, supporting vulnerable groups, clubs and organizations, providing sponsorships and donations in order to ensure that the consumption of water can be a commodity for all of us.
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