Attica Holdings SA (Attica Group), member of the Marfin Investment Group, was awarded a "True Leader" Group-Leader for the third consecutive year during the ICAP “True Leader” Awards held on December 19, 2017 in the presence of business executives of the country.
Since 2011, the ICAP Group, the only company recognised as a Credit Rating Agency by the Hellenic Capital Market Commission and the corresponding European authority ESMA (European Securities and Markets Authority), distinguishes Companies and Groups – Leaders, based on four measurable criteria, namely Profitability, Increase of Employees, high Credit Worthiness (ICAP Score) and Leading Position in their Industry.
In particular, Attica Group’s distinction as a “True Leader” means that for 2016 the Attica Group:
- Is included in the 200 most profitable Groups for 2016 occupying the 29th place with €70 million EBITDA.
- It is among the 150 Groups with the largest number of personnel, which was increased by 4.5% compared to the previous year.
- It holds one of the leading positions in its Industry based on its Turnover.
- It has a high ICAP Credit Score (Evaluation of Creditworthiness).
This distinction confirms Attica Group’s leading position in the Greek passenger shipping industry, as well as in the Greek business in general, as one of the country’s leading business Groups.
The award was received by Mr. Spiros Paschalis, CEO of Attica Group, who after the ceremony stated:
“We continue to work hard, staying true to our vision of strengthening the leading position and long term value of the Group with profitable expansion in new markets and activities, offering high quality services that exceed market expectations. In 2016, Attica Group has made significant steps forward expanding its activities to new markets, connecting Morocco and continental Europe via the newly established company “AFRICA MOROCCO LINKS” - “AML”.
The driving force of this growth was none other than the Group’s people. Both our crew and our shore employees endeavour every day to guarantee the highest quality in the provided services and their continuous optimisation, building on years of experience in passenger shipping, so that the end product is commensurate with our customers’ expectations and needs.
Attica Group engages in passenger shipping via the SUPERFAST FERRIES, BLUE STAR FERRIES and AFRICA MOROCO LINKS (AML) companies, operating a total of 15 ships that provide modern, high quality transportation services in Greece and abroad. ATTICA GROUP is a member of the Marfin Investment Group (MIG) with controlling stakes in a number of leading companies.
Athens, December 21, 2017