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20 Strovolos Ave. 2011,
Nicosia, Cyprus

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History & Awards

The G.A.P. Vassilopoulos Group’s name is an acronym from the names of the three brothers George, Aris and Petros Vassilopoulos. The three brothers are the successors of Andreas Vassilopoulos, a natural born innovator and an engineer by profession, who started afresh after World War II, creating a new industry in the Cyprus market.

With his own worldwide-patented materials, he thrived in his field and established the basis for the future development of the family business.

The business was multifaceted with activities in the Neon Sign Manufacturing, Real Estate Investments in Cyprus and the UK, Agriculture, Advertising, Quarry Crushing Plants, Dredging Operations and Cloud Seeding Services.

Despite being an engineer with a multifaceted business organization, his vivid memories of his grandfather’s businesses were always troubling his mind. His grandfather, G.P.L. Mavroidi (1846-1937), was a prominent Cyprus businessman. His business organization with activities in Cyprus and Egypt, was involved in General Trading, Petrol & Oil trading, Insurance, Banking and Shipping Agency activities.

The business included many renowned international representations such as Lever Brothers, Peugeot, General Motors, Dunlop, Columbia records, Vacuum Oil Company, Alliance Insurance, The New York Life Insurance, Khedivial Shipping Line, Egypt Levant Lines, Royal Netherlands Steamship.

The shipping business was however the one that Andreas Vassilopoulos was dreaming to get involved in and this was materialized by his sons who launched themselves into the Cypriot business market, by creating their first business venture using the trade name of G.A.P. Vassilopoulos Group. The initial venture, Freight Forwarding, was soon to become a Shipping Agency by representing in Cyprus, the United States Lines; the largest container line at the time. Rapid growth followed and year after year new services were introduced, creating a total service organisation.

The vision was to serve the commercial community by providing many interrelated services under one roof, as a one-stop shop.

Through continual growth, the G.A.P. Vassilopoulos Group now ranks amongst the top 25 organizations in Cyprus with operations in Cyprus, Greece, UK, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Malta and Israel.

Despite its prominent position and size, the Group being only a service provider, has retained its neutrality, an attribute that comforts and attracts its commercial customers. Growth and addition of new services are the core elements of the G.A.P. Vassilopoulos Groups’ DNA.

The organization continues to grow within the prevailing world economic environment, having laid solid foundations insuring a bright future ahead.

EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

GEORGE VASSILOPOULOS

Executive Chairman

ARIS VASSILOPOULOS

Executive Vice Chairman

PETROS VASSILOPOULOS

Executive Vice Chairman

SAVVAS GARIBALDINOS

Executive Member (CFO)

Milestones

1964 - 1985
  • Neon Sign Manufacturing
  • Real Estate Investments in Cyprus and the UK
  • Agriculture
  • Advertising
  • Quarry Crushing Plants
  • Dredging Operations
  • Cloud Seeding Services
  • 1985 - 1995
  • Merzario Lines
  • Sealand Lines
  • United States Lines
  • Multiport Ships Agencies Network
  • General Accident Insurance
  • Navigation Maritime Bulgare
  • DB Shenker
  • Baltic Shipping
  • MISC
  • Adria Airways
  • Kuwait Airways
  • ClubMed
  • FedEx
  • Sarlis Container Lines
  • Americana Hotel, London
  • 1995 - 2005
  • Ecclesiastical Insurance
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • CMB Lines
  • Western Union, Cyprus
  • Cyprus Stock Exchange Listing
  • Aeroflot Airlines
  • Rossiya Airlines
  • Baltic Shipping, Greece
  • Ecclesiastical, Greece
  • Wellington Syndicate
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Swissport
  • Atradius Insurance
  • Brit Insurance PLC
  • XL Catlin Insurance
  • IMG Medical Group
  • BMS Insurance
  • Lloyd’s Insurance
  • Transaero Airlines
  • Aerosvit Airlines
  • AirGo Airlines
  • Jet2.com Airlines
  • Norwegian Airlines
  • GAP Money Transfer UK
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Talanton Merchandising
  • Retail e-Link
  • Leisure Cargo
  • GAP Money Transfer Israel
  • WU Business Solutions, Cyprus
  • EL AL Cargo
  • Tarom Airlines
  • OSL
  • GAP Money Transfer Netherlands
  • GAP Money Transfer Luxenbourg
  • GAP Money Transfer Belgium
  • 2015 - to Date
  • Dubai Ports World
  • P&O Maritime Services
  • Western Union Germany
  • Western Union Ireland
  • UPS
  • Euler Hermes
  • EL AL Cargo
  • Gulf Air Airlines
  • Bridges Worldwide
  • Worldline | SIX Payment Services
  • Boomertel
  • Fetch
  • Awards & Recognitions

    • 2019
      6th KEBE Business Leader Awards
      Business Leader Award to G.A.P. Directors, in the Services Sector
    • 2019
      UPS
      Overachieving targets within the first year of operations
    • 2013
      InBusiness
      InBusiness Award 2013 in the field of services
    • 2006
      FedEx
      FedEx Excellence award for consistently high levels of service throughout the year.
    • 2006
      FedEx
      Sales Award MEIA GSP
    • 2003
      FIDI-Worldwide Moving
      Recognition of G.A.P. Group as an affiliate of the International federation of international removers by virtue of its excellent standards of service and co-operation.
    • 2000
      FedEx
      FedEx Excellence award for consistently high levels of service throughout the year
    • 2000
      FedEx
      FedEx Challenge 2000 winners for contributing to the growth in FedEx GSP markets
    • 1999
      Gulfair Cargo
      Silver award for excellence in productivity and cargo sales.
    • 1999
      Kuwait Airways
      Certificate of merit awarded to G.A.P. Group in appreciation of our performance and being ranked no.1 among cargo agents during the year.
    • 1998
      British Airways
      World cargo best performance award
    • 1998
      FedEx
      President’s Club Award for outstanding Sales Achievements
    • 1998
      FedEx
      President’s Club Award for outstanding Sales Achievements
    • 1998
      FedEx
      G.A.P. Group was selected as the GSP Sales star award winner for increasing revenues and volume, increasing profitability, improving market share
    • 1997
      Emirates Sky Cargo
      Recognition and appreciation for support during the year
    • 1996
      Royal Jordanian
      Golden certificate recognition and appreciation for support during the year
    • 1994
      FedEx
      Award for outstanding performance in Cyprus and for continued dedication to quality=productivity
    • 1993
      Royal Jordanian
      Recognition and appreciation for G.A.P. Vassilopoulos support and promoting cargo