Decon: Delivering on a history of outfitting expertise

Theodoros Kioukas and Dimokritos Zervakis discuss the outfitter’s growth over the past 62 years

Decon: Delivering on a history of outfitting expertise
Decon can provide design, management and execution services for technical outfitting projects

By Alex Smith |

Established in Piraeus, Greece, in 1960 by founder Markos Kioukas, Decon began as a specialist in shipbuilding carpentry. The company was first involved in vessel interior outfitting for projects using wood as the main raw material. 

In the 62 years since then, Decon has expanded to offer outfitting services across the world. It can now provide design, management and execution services for technical projects in their entirety, and is able to construct B15-rated products, wooden, metal or lightweight furniture, and specialist installations such as balustrades or bar counters. The outfitter can also install teak decks and external doors, outfit toilet units and carry out glasswork, plumbing, painting and upholstery. 

“Our company has undertaken and executed hundreds of refurbishment and newbuild projects,” says Theodoros Kioukas, owner of Decon. “In 1999, we began our activities in Korea, followed by moves into Spain in 2001, Portugal in 2002 and France in 2005 in cooperation with Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard. After over 60 years of consistent, continuous work, Decon currently enjoys wide confidence and recognition in the sector.” 

The company’s main headquarters is now situated in Aspropyrgos, Greece, where it operates offices and indoor production facilities covering 5,000 square metres. The production hall includes areas for heavy-type metal construction, woodworking, dyeing and packaging, among other departments.  

“In 2006, the company renewed its engineering equipment and acquired new, modern office and production facilities,” says Dimokritos Zervakis, project manager at Decon. “Our base now includes all the necessary departments for the comprehensive execution of our work, providing us with complete control of the production process. The company also operates privately owned offices near the Port of Piraeus, close to its centre of activities.” 

Decon’s current work includes projects in France, Croatia and Germany, and it is lining up significant future orders for the coming years. 

“We have an extensive order book,” says Zervakis. “We have projects already signed for next year, and in Germany we have an agreement to expand our field of work. We are also planning to expand our work in Asia.” 

Decon will be attending Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe in London, UK, in November 2022. The company will be on the lookout for new products in the field, which Kioukas highlights as a central part of its strategy for the future development of its services and business.  

“We are focused on providing high-quality services and products,” he says. “We are constantly monitoring developments in the field of interior outfitting and investing in new production technologies and innovative products to help us operate more effectively and efficiently. This helps us to deliver value for our clients and, most importantly, maintain the quality of our service.” 

This article was first published in the 2022 Autumn/Winter issue of Cruise & Ferry Review. All information was correct at the time of printing, but may since have changed.   

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