OUR FIRST STEPS

Ioannis Theodorakopoulos, a visionary man
VERAL was founded in 1985 by the visionary mechanical engineer Ioannis Theodorakopoulos, who specialized in the design and manufacture of research prototypes and who was in charge of the respective department of the National Centre of Scientific Research "Demokritos".
The founder of the company, a talented and hardworking man who looked further ahead, conceived, designed and manufactured an automated sachet filling and packaging machine for cosmetics.
His success in 1989 lead to the beginning of successful collaborations with the largest companies in the cosmetic industry → L’Oreal, Beiersdorf & Unilever.
 
 

OUR COMPANY

Committed to quality, passionate about detail

Our Mission is...
 
  • To develop and manufacture premium, innovative and high quality private label cosmetic products
  • To undertake our customers’ projects and turn their vision into strong brands
  • To create with our customers and partners honest and long lasting relationships


VERAL
is a family owned company providing Development & Contract Manufacturing Services to the Cosmetics & Beauty Care Industry.  We are committed to the research, formulation, manufacturing and packaging of premium cosmetics & medical devices, exclusively for third parties.
For us, each project is unique and has its own set of requirements.
When we approach a new business project, we always focus on our customers’ great ideas and work rigorously, adhering to strict certification quidelines, to turn them into superior finished products.
We own state-of-the art production facilities located in Athens, designed in compliance with GMP requirements and an operation & sales department in Paris.
With a diverse portfolio of 1000 products distributed in more than 40 countries, VERAL is in process of continuous evolution.
VERAL’s team embraces the family’s values for superior quality and aesthetic perfection and shares the same passion and commitment for continuous development.

We love to say that we “Design Cosmetics for Excellence” and that “Excellence is hidden in Details”.

 

MILESTONES

30+ years of cosmetic accomplishments
  • 1985

    Ioannis Theodorakopoulos founds VERAL, the first Greek company to fill sachets with cosmetics

  • 1989

    Beginning of successful collaborations with the largest companies in the cosmetic industry → L’Oreal, Beiersdorf & Unilever

  • 1999

    Relocation of the company’s facilities to a new plant

  • 2004

    Certified under ΙSO 9001

  • 2005

    VERAL invests in equipment for bulk cosmetic production & undertakes the manufacturing of semi-finished products

  • 2008

    VERAL expands its services as a filler of finished cosmetics

  • 2010

    VERAL becomes the 1st Greek company to obtain the international Standard ISO 22716 Certification, following compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Standards

  • 2011

    Invests in renewable sources of energy (photovoltaic system) in order to reduce the environmental impact of production

  • 2012

    VERAL develops an in-house R&D laboratory

  • 2013

    VERAL invests in cutting edge production technology

  • 2014

    • VERAL obtains a Certification/ License to manufacture medical devices

    • VERAL becomes a member of SEDEX (SMETA) and is successfully audited against ETI-SMETA Code

  • 2015

    New sales office opened in Paris

  • 2016

    The company becomes an S.A.

  • 2017

    VERAL invests in the acquisition of a new plot with the prospect of expanding its manufacturing facilities

KEY MOMENTS

VERAL in Figures

OUR TEAM

An amazing family, a great team
VERAL is a family-run company that encourages personal initiative and growth.
We are an enthusiastic hard-working team that devotes its energy and its competencies to continually improving the quality of our products, processes and services.
We all share the desire to surpass ourselves, providing the best for our customers.
We have learned to demand from ourselves the highest possible quality in our own work.
We believe that everything can be done even better and with better results, and we are committed to continually improving those aspects of the company in which we are involved.
At VERAL we are looking for smart, talented people who are driven to succeed and who are not afraid to learn.

If you think you could make VERAL an even better place to be, we would love to meet you.
 
Send us your cv: hr@veral.com
 

HUMAN RIGHTS – ETHICS

We create a workplace with open and honest communication based on respect
Veral is committed to respecting and protecting human rights and complying with the laws. Moreover, we believe we have an opportunity to positively impact the protection of human rights within our sphere of influence. To this end, we encourage and support our suppliers and other business partners in their efforts to act in accordance with internationally recognized human rights standards.
 
We recognize that human rights due diligence is a continuous process, and we have policy, training and monitoring systems in place in furtherance of this commitment.
 
(download pdf. Human Rights Policy)

If you believe there is a conflict between our policy and practices, if you have any questions or if you would like to report a possible violation, we encourage you to contact ethics@veral.com


 

OUR PRESENCE

Steady growth
Our products are distributed in more than 40 countries on 5 continents.
 
The offices in Paris and the factory in Athens guarantee a strategic location in touch with local markets, new trends and clients’ requests.

 

Opening doors to students
 
VERAL welcomes school students, providing challenging internships and meaningful experiences!