Athens, Greece | 22nd May 2023
GPA welcomes new Greek shareholder PANOU
GPA is thrilled to announce the addition of PANOU S.A. as GPA’s newest Regional Business Unit and Shareholder. PANOU will be responsible for the Greek market and surrounding countries in Southern Europe. With more and more enterprise businesses expanding their market in Greece, GPA has been working particularly hard on addressing this need for their customers as these expansions continue to grow.
Based in Athens, PANOU is a family founded and owned company with nearly 60 years’ experience. As the leading AV and collaboration integration company in Greece combined with a dedicated IT practice and substantial Microsoft Teams Rooms experience, PANOU was a standout to GPA leadership in our search to build a footprint in the region.
“As a family business, the shared sense of community within GPA became apparent very quickly and made our decision become a part of this incredible global team very easy,” stated Vasilios Panou, CEO of PANOU.
“The entire PANOU team is looking forward to working with and learning from our newfound global community, supporting global enterprise customers in Greece, as well as offering our Greek customers all they need to think and act global.”
“Ensuring we had a strong and fully aligned delivery capability in Greece was a high priority to fulfil as GPA for our global team and our customers,” commented Byron Tarry, GPA’s CEO. “As a company, GPA is foundationally built upon a ‘people and culture-first’ premise, and it was quickly evident to us that the PANOU team would be a natural fit.”
“PANOU’s commitment to a quality customer experience, understanding of international business, and progressive view of the skills and mindset needed to succeed as an AV/UC integrator in the post-COVID world all shone through during our due diligence efforts.”
The GPA Greece team have already completed much of the onboarding and organizational alignment efforts relative to understanding and adopting GPA global workflows and best practices, with several key customers in Greece already starting to embrace the newfound global delivery proposition now available to them.
PANOU has been delivering cutting edge technological services focusing on the design and Installation of Audio-visual, Security, Lighting as well as advanced IT and Electronic Security solutions to businesses, organizations and governments all over the world. Our team is committed to identifying the current and foresee the future needs of our clients and work to provide innovative technology designs and deliver solid integration solutions that produce value for our clients.
Our strategic partnerships with leading international brands, together with the expertise of our creative design and integration team ensure that our end-to-end systems and services don’t only meet our customers’ needs but also exceed their expectations.
GPA helps global enterprise organizations to think global, and act global, as they strive to create workplace that delivers an engaged workforce. Our goal is to inspire employees with collaboration tools and environments to share their knowledge and ideas, work together to perform at their best.
With over 4,800 specialized AV/UC staff in 150+ cities, we deliver simple, scalable, and standardized collaboration technology solutions and services, driving business velocity and ultimately competitive market advantage for our customers. Specialization in collaboration, a true global footprint, yet the localized operational infrastructure and cultural awareness critical to local stakeholder adoption and business impact.
To learn more about GPA, visit thinkgpa.com
For media inquiries, please contact:
Director of Global Marketing