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The History

In 1960 Andreas Demetriades opened a sign shop that grew and proudly become a leading name in its field in a few years.

Thousands of projects have been designed, processed and installed by Atelie A. Demetriades Ltd. Endless knowledge and experience assisted by technologically advanced equipment can offer you piece of mind. So that you can choose us as the sole source for all your Sign needs.

The company has relocated several times to serve its expanding needs. In 2002 modern premises of 1600 square meters were constructed to serve the modern needs of Sign production.

Our designers and production managers can assist you in designing and processing the most complex projects from the very beginning, but most of all, we are always here to service and keep your signs aesthetically pleasant, performing at their top at all times.

1960 › ESTABLISHMENT
1960

The beginning of the road

With the Independence of Cyprus after a long period of British occupation, Andreas Demetriades was released after a three – year imprisonment by the British. He opened a small sign shop located at Solonos road, that was to become within years one of the biggest and most reputable sign Company in Cyprus.

1963

The sign shop moves to Digeni Akrita road employing 5 persons by the end of 1963. A neon Plant facility was also installed providing NEON SIGNS to a new developing economy.

1966

Relocation to new premises at Griva Digeni road employing now 7 persons.

1974

Harsh times were imposed by the Turkish Invasion. The sign shop operations ceased. All personnel was recruited to fight against the Turkish Invaders.

1975

The company restarts its operations after the Turkish Invasion.

1981

Atelie A. Demetriades is registered as a Ltd Company with the purpose of producing signs. The company relocates to Archibishop Kyprianos 1, Strovolos.

1982

By the end of the year a second generation family member Demetris Demetriades joins the company with dreams for further expansion.

1984

The company first imports into the Cypriot market the revolutionary at the time CSR Vinyl plotter, a computerized Controlled vinyl cutter that changed sign making, forever.

1989

The company’s thirst for Technology, adds another technologically advanced equipment by installing a CNC router station by PACER UK.

1996

Digital printing is added as a service by the Company, utilizing Japanese technology by Roland digital printers.

2002

Designed specifically for a sign company and built to serve modern needs of sign production the Company elevates state of the art private facilities of 1.600sq.m seeking for an even brighter future.

2005

Leading again the market by installing a Flatbed digital printer by McDemit USA. Printing directly on hard substrates like PVC, wood, glass, aluminium. New opportunities for the market arise offering solutions to many segments of the Economy.

2007

New accuracy, an endless source of solutions, is achieved by the Installation of perhaps the most advanced Flatbed knife cutter and router by ESKO XL24.

2008

3D illuminated logos & letters are now reproduced time and time again with unmatched quality and accuracy thanks to one of the most sophisticated machines built for the Sign Industry by ACCUBEND USA. Coils of Aluminium and Stainless Steel are formed into the most complex shapes with dead Accuracy. One more time pioneers in introducing the most sophisticated tools and equipment producing Quality and aesthetically pleasing signs.

2009

Installation of a heavy duty CNC Roll forming machine by HACO adds curves and flows of strange shapes to our signs, giving them instinct character. Now even heavy jobs can have an elegant truly beautiful design. A second CNC Router is added to our vast selection of sophisticated equipment Sabre 48 by Gerber USA. An additional production horse to aid the capabilities of the company and to hurdle complex and time demanding projects.

2013

The third generation of family joins the Company during the most difficult and devastating economic crisis of 2013, so harsh and destructive for the Cypriot Economy that can only be compared to the vast destruction and misery encountered during the invasion of the island by the Turkish forces in 1974. Andreas Demetriades (Electrical Engineer) and Alexandros Demetriades with a Business Degree are the new members. Only at times like these you come to realize that your most valuable accomplishments in life come within the backbones of the family.

2014

Latest model of a new vacuum forming machine is added to our vast selection of equipment that enables us, vacuum forming acrylic boxes and letters faster and with higher quality.

2015

A new laser CNC cutter engraver is added to our vast selection of equipment (300 X 160cm) that enables us to engrave and cut materials like acrylic, wood, laminates, leather and other materials.

2016

During this year third generation family members Andreas Demetriades & Alexandros Demetriades join the company with dreams for further expansion, as a Production Manager and Marketing Manager respectively.

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