SAMARAS & ASSOCIATES S.A. – CONSULTING ENGINEERS has vast experience in the licensing of industrial – processing activities, having successfully licensed over 1,500 processing activities over the course of its 25-year history, providing integrated, high-quality services.
SAMARAS & ASSOCIATES S.A. – CONSULTING ENGINEERS has considerable, long experience in the licensing, design, supervision and technical evaluation of tourism facilities, such as Hotels, Complex Tourism Lodgings and Special Tourism Infrastructure Facilities (Conference Centres, Tourism Ports, Health Tourism Facilities). The company collaborates with the largest hotel groups in the country, providing integrated, high-quality services at every developmental stage of a new project or during the operation of existing tourism facilities and infrastructure.
SAMARAS & ASSOCIATES S.A. – CONSULTING ENGINEERS has vast experience and extensive know-how in the design & licensing of the facilities of enterprises active in the Wholesale & Retail sectors. The company has designed, supervised and licensed over 1,000 projects throughout Greece (malls, supermarkets, logistics warehouses) and collaborates with the largest enterprises active in both the wholesale and the retail sector.
Over the course of its 25-year history, SAMARAS & ASSOCIATES S.A. – CONSULTING ENGINEERS has secured licensing for over 2,500 liquid and gaseous fuel stations, 900 repair shops and dealerships for the repair and maintenance of cars of all specialisations, 700 parking facilities, private vehicle inspection (IKTEO) facilities, car wash – engine lubrication facilities and freight stations. The company has also been involved in over 3,500 cases of traffic connections of facilities.
Having closely followed all developments and the adoption of Law 4302/2014, i.e. the institutional framework governing logistics activities, ‘SAMARAS & ASSOCIATES S.A. – CONSULTING ENGINEERS’ has the necessary knowledge and staff (engineers of all specialisations) to serve as the best consultant for the licensing of Storage and Distribution (Logistics) Centres.
Having acquired vast experience in the licensing of establishments providing food and beverages, ‘SAMARAS & ASSOCIATES S.A. – CONSULTING ENGINEERS’ is closely following developments concerning both the institutional framework of licensing and occupation health provisions and offers cutting-edge know-how in the planning and licensing of establishments providing food and beverages.
‘SAMARAS & ASSOCIATES S.A. – CONSULTING ENGINEERS’ has vast experience in the environmental licensing of private and public projects of all categories and is also active in the licensing of purely environmental projects that concern waste treatment and the development of environmental infrastructure.
‘SAMARAS & ASSOCIATES S.A. – CONSULTING ENGINEERS’ has vast experience and extensive know-how in the field of energy, Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and energy markets. The company has developed, designed, supervised and secured licensing for over 300 RES projects throughout Greece for all forms of energy (PV, wind power, hydroelectric, biomass, biogas, hybrid) and collaborates with the top energy companies (alternative power suppliers) in both the power and the natural gas markets.
‘SAMARAS & ASSOCIATES S.A. – CONSULTING ENGINEERS’ has extensive know-how and remains continuously up to date as regards the institutional framework governing the licensing, specifications and operation of activities in the fields of Education, Health and Sports, and is the ideal business consultant to provide optimal solutions.
These services are aimed at:
‘SAMARAS & ASSOCIATES S.A. – CONSULTING ENGINEERS’ offers integrated technical and consulting services to all agencies of the broader public sector, and has served as technical advisor to Ministries, Regions, Local Government, Chambers and other institutional bodies.
Our company’s comparative advantage is its years of experience and specialisation in the provision of technical consultancy services to numerous projects of every scale and complexity level. We have vast experience and boast unparalleled effectiveness in the Planning, Maturation, Management and Implementation of complex Infrastructure, Energy and Environmental Protection projects through the optimal utilisation of national and European resources.
SAMARAS & ASSOCIATES S.A. – CONSULTING ENGINEERS provides all the services required for the flawless, timely and artful implementation of projects, as it is staffed by engineers of every specialisation with long experience in the construction of complex projects.
In the context of the services it provides, the SAMARAS & ASSOCIATES S.A. – DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS Directorate of SAMARAS & ASSOCIATES S.A. – CONSULTING ENGINEERS has developed a set of financial services that concern the inclusion of investment plans in subsidy programmes (NSRF, Developmental Law, Rural Development Programmes, etc.), the successful management of approved investment proposals and their support until the completion of the investment and the repayment of the subsidy, the authoring of business plans, the provision of consultancy services for the restructuring of bank loans, as well as the securing of capital through investment schemes.
With a portfolio of over 300 approved investment plans and a team of experienced economists, our company guarantees the successful management of your investment plans, providing integrated and reliable services.
What is the developmental law?
The Developmental Law is an institutional framework of aid schemes for investment plans submitted by individual enterprises or groups of enterprises for evaluation and approval of subjection to the provisions of the law.
➢ Aid for Mechanical Equipment
➢ General Entrepreneurship
➢ New, independent SMEs
➢ Innovative Aid for SMEs
➢ Synergies and networking
➢ Financial intermediaries – Venture capital funds
➢ Integrated spatial and sectoral plans – value chains
➢ Large-Scale Investments
Each scheme (except for the ‘Financial intermediaries’ scheme) is based on the articles of regional aid. The schemes differ in terms of goals, beneficiaries, expenditure eligible for aid, types of aid, aid percentages and application process. Each scheme is independently announced by virtue of a Ministerial Decision.
Size / age of enterprises
There are no general restrictions in terms of size and age.
Almost all legal forms of enterprises, whether existing or under incorporation, may be subjected to the law.
The eligible economic activity sectors are those of processing and a large part of the sectors for the provision of internationally tradable services and products, provided they are compatible with the General Block Exemption regulation.
Minimum investment amount
The minimum investment amount is set at:
€50,000 for KOINSEP (Social Cooperative Enterprises)
€100,000 for micro-enterprises
€150,000 for small enterprises
€250,000 for medium-sized enterprises and clusters
€500,000 for large enterprises
Aid types and amount
a) tax exemption
c) subsidy of financial leasing
d) subsidy of payroll costs
e) funding tools
f) fixing of income tax rate up to the ceilings permitted
g) swift licensing
h) loans (scheme 6)
i) equity or quasi-equity investments (scheme 6)
Aid is provided to investment expenditures
a) for regional aid expenditures, up to the percentage set for each region and size of enterprise by the Regional Aid Map; and
b) for non-regional aid expenditures, up to the amount set for each expenditure. The aid ceilings for the duration of the developmental law are set at: €5,000,000 for each investment plan; €10,000,000 for each enterprise; and €20,000,000 for each group of enterprises.
The financial participation of the body may be covered through equity, external funding or a combination of the two.
The objective of Sub-measure 4.1 is to enhance the competitiveness of agricultural holdings and the competitiveness of all types of agriculture, as well as the rational use of water resources and energy.
Action 4.1.1 ‘Implementation of investments contributing to the competitiveness of the holding’ aims at the modernisation and restructuring of agricultural holdings.
Action 4.1.3 ‘Implementation of investments that contribute to the use of RES and the protection of the environment’ aims at the utilisation of renewable energy sources, the proper management of by-products and waste, and the exploitation thereof for energy production purposes.
In order to achieve its goals:
• Support is granted to investments aiming at improving the competitiveness of agricultural holdings, including restructuring, and at reducing production costs (Action 4.1.1).
• Support is granted to investments in the utilisation of renewable energy sources (solar, wind, geothermal, etc.) at agricultural holdings on the basis of their energy needs, proper management of waste and by-products, as well as exploitation thereof for energy production purposes (Action 4.1.3).
The aid application concerns one or more of the following eligible sectors.
aa) Tobacco processing for the production of cigars or cigarillos;
bb) Beer making;
cc) Processing of beehive products (pollen, propolis, royal jelly and other products);
dd) Essential oil production plants;
ee) Olive pomace plants;
ff) Production plants manufacturing distillates of vegetable or vinous origin;
gg) Agricultural product processing plants for the production of cosmetics and nutritional products (such as products made of mastic, donkey milk, etc.);
hh) Facilities producing, trading and packaging plant nutrition products;
ii) Facilities producing rennet and rennet condensates;
jj) Exploitation of by-products, residue and waste of industrial nutritional products;
kk) Production of cotton and other textile fibres;
ll) Hemp and flax processing plants.
The activities eligible for support in the context of the Action are those concerning the establishment and modernisation of a plant (with or without relocation) and those concerning the merging of plants under the following requirements/exemptions:
aa) The support application concerns eligible sectors, as noted above;
bb) The definitions of residue and waste of industrial nutritional products etc. must comply with the relevant legislation. Furthermore, enterprises must be registered/approved under Joint Ministerial Decision 340668/26-11-2008 (Gov. Gazette, Series II, No 2422);
cc) The relocation and merger of plants must be accompanied by their modernisation.
The aid application concerns one or more of the following eligible sectors.
a) Meat – poultry – rabbits
d) Sericulture – Apiculture – Heliciculture – various animals
g) Oleaginous Products (excluding the establishment of mills)
i) Vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruit and nuts
j) Flowers (by way of indication: flower standardisation and trading)
k) Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
l) Seeds & Propagating Material
m) Vinegar (by way of indication: production of vinegar from wine, fruit and other agricultural raw materials)
a) The support application concerns the production of products included in Annex I to the TFEU utilising raw materials listed in Annex I to the TFEU;
b) The establishment of mills is not eligible;
c) The establishment of slaughterhouses is eligible only in insular regions and with an annual capacity of up to 400 tonnes of meat;
d) The establishment of poultrymeat slaughterhouses is eligible only in mountainous or insular regions;
e) The modernisation of a plant is defined as the replacement and/or supplementation of mechanical equipment and the expansion of the capacity (if covered by the licensing necessary at any given time) of active and inactive plants. By way of exception, in the case of mills that have ceased operating, these may be modernised in the context of this action and resume operations with the same activity and capacity;
f) In the event of modernisation without an increase of capacity over 20% for plants producing mineral supplementary feed for enterprises, the plants must be registered/approved under Joint Ministerial Decision 340668/26-11-2008 (Gov. Gazette, Series II, No 2422);
g) The relocation and merger of plants must be accompanied by their modernisation.