The Metalworking Unit of the Lighthouse for the Blind of Greece is a truly pioneering unit as for the first time people with visual impairments pass from manual work to industrial production, creating new opportunities for professional rehabilitation..
The department began its operation in 1984 during an electrical/mechanical training course for people with visual problems.
The production process started in 1985 with the manufacturing of labeling metal plates for the Public Energy Company (DEI) and spare parts of EVO’S weapons (greek military industry), while at the same time the sections of screen-printing and metallization are starting their operation.
In 1996, it obtained a license from the Ministry of Industry, while the innovative design was noted, and the implementation of mass production of the only domestic White Cane for blind people began. The upgrading of its equipment and the training of its employees is continuous, while the modern Production Unit, under strict specifications, has developed a wide network of collaborations with customers in Greece and abroad, such as Siemens, EVIOP-TEMPO, BSH, Intracom, ELSA, while the first exports to Romania, Nigeria, etc. have been realized from the collaboration with Frigoglass.
The person responsible for its operation is Mr. George Karcoulias, a blind man himself, who in 1996 was awarded by the Academy of Athens for the creation and organization of the company, as well as for his ingenuity and the broader services he has offered in the field of visually impaired people.
- Machine tools
- Lathes, Milling Machines, Drilling machines
- Welding machines
- Grinding machines
- Plating, screen printing and degreasing machines
- Eccentric mechanical presses
- Tube cutters, material Feeders
- Thermal treatment Machines
- Hydraulic press 150 tons, sheet metal scissors