Cruise & Ferry Review - Spring/Summer 2023

174 VIEWPOINT Since it was created as a traditional family enterprise in Piraeus, Greece, in 1960 by Markos Kioukas, Decon has been involved in a wide range of vessel interior outfitting projects. Decon has the experience and the knowledge to undertake projects in their entirety, covering the full range of the project scope requirements. The basis of our success is that we strictly implement the terms, scope, time schedule and financial arrangements of any agreement. Another key factor in Decon’s growth is our strong production base, which is situated in Athens, Greece, and includes 5,000 covered square metres of factory facilities including steel, carpentry and painting departments. Having an in-house design department is a great asset for the company because daily communication and feedback between our design and production departments enables us to adapt to any client’s requirements. In addition, we monitor production schedules weekly, so we can update clients about the progress of their project. Meanwhile, our quality control and continuous research and development activities enable us to secure the up-to-date machinery, provide new materials, and develop innovative construction techniques. By staying abreast of technological developments and observing new safety requirements, Decon has been approved and certified with ISO 9001 and MODULE ‘D’ by Bureau Veritas International. All materials we use are also subject to the Safety of Life at Sea regulations. Throughout the years, Decon has successfully worked on projects to supply and outfit passenger vessels, ro-ro ferries, cruise vessels and luxury By Theodoros Kioukas, Decon Experience and expertise Developed over 60 years in the industry, Decon’s knowledge and flexibility has made it a trusted partner worldwide for passenger ship interior outfitting projects