WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
Othon Ghalanos Group is a family enterprise founded in 1929 by Mr. Othon Ghalanos, known for his determination, salesmanship and ethics, a legacy still thriving with the 3rd generation of the family successfully managing the business together with a team of dedicated professionals. It is the oldest surviving spirits and wines distributor on the island, driven by a dynamic and agile team with proven experience in growing spirits and wine brands in the Cyprus market.
Since 1967, under the leadership of Mr. Stelios O. Ghalanos, the 2nd generation of the family and a pioneer in the industry, the Group has been specializing in the importation and distribution of spirits and wines in the Cyprus tax paid and tax free market and of tobacco products in the tax free. Through the years we have blended long experience and expertise in our field with passion, innovation and youthful drive, to provide, through a powerful brand portfolio across all categories of spirits and wines and a consistently reliable service, satisfying and differentiated experiences to Cypriot professionals and consumers.
We are market leaders in many spirits and wine categories, such as malt whisky, brandy, liqueurs, ouzo, tsipouro, sherry, port, champagne and sparkling wine, and imported still wine.
HOW WE DO IT
We operate Cyprus-wide through our in-house sales, marketing and merchandising structure, which includes our 5 regional sales branches.
We maintain our stocks in optimum condition with heat sensitive goods stored in temperature-controlled warehouses, always implementing FIFO to ensure streamlined inventory practices and integrity of goods.
We enjoy many decades-long relationships with the great majority of our partners, the brand owners, established through positive and constructive approach, as well as mutual respect and trust, resulting in win-win partnerships.
At the same time, we develop our business in line with our customers’ constantly changing perceptions, needs and challenges, always keeping in mind that continuing education and technology drive the future.
In addition to numerous presentations conducted every year on the brands it imports and distributes on an exclusive basis, Ghalanos has the highest percentage in Cyprus of WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) graduates (currently 40 graduates of Level 1, 3 graduates of Level 2 as well as 3 graduates of Level 3, one of which is studying at Level 4 Diploma).