40 YEARS’ EXPERIENCE IN COIN BLANKS MANUFACTURING

ABOUT EPIRUS METALWORKS

Epirus Metalworks is one of the leading manufacturers of coin blanks in Europe. Its state of the-art manufacturing plant produces all types of coin blanks and rings for bi-colour coins. Previously a subsidiary of Hellenic Defense Systems S.A. (under the name of ‘Ipirou Metalworks Industry S.A.’), Epirus Metalworks is now part of ElvalHalcor’s Copper Segment, which has a track record of more than 80 years in producing an extensive range of copper and copper alloy products.

The manufacturing plant is located in the north-western region of Greece, 60km from the historic city of Ioannina. It is equipped with the latest technology and its personnel is highly specialised and qualified. The Company’s long history of investment in equipment, research and development and specialised training, is reflected in the high quality of its coin blanks. Building on this strong foundation, Epirus Metalworks has an ambitious growth strategy focused on expanding its product portfolio and production capacity.

The Quality Management System applied, complies with ISO 9001:2015, the Environmental Management System applied complies with ISO 14001:2015 and the Energy management System applied complies with ISO 50001:2011.

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HISTORY

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  • 1979

    Epirus Metalworks was established in 1979, producing mainly military products such as case cartridge cups as well as copper strip in coils and coin blanks.

  • 1983

    In 1983, the Company was acquired by the former EBO S.A. – now EAS S.A. – at which point production expanded and the Company penetrated new markets including Portugal, France, Finland, Sweden, Thailand, Israel, Poland and Greece.

  • 1991

    In 1991, Epirus Metalworks launched a EUR 4.5 million strategic investment project which was completed in early 2001. The objective was to upgrade and optimise the existing machinery, as well as purchase new equipment, to increase the production capacity of all types of Euro coin blanks.

    Thanks to this investment, 65% of the initial batch of high-quality coin blanks produced was purchased by the Bank of Greece and subsequently used to produce Euro coins. Furthermore, 100% of the first batch of high- quality inner and outer coin rings for the bi-colour 1 Euro and 2 Euro coins produced was also purchased by the Bank of Greece.

EPIRUS METALWORKS TODAY

Epirus Metalworks has the ability to produce all types of coin blanks, as well as rings for bi-colour coins, according to any specification request, offering high-quality products with an extended after-sales support.

In 2018, ElvalHalcor S.A., a leading global industrial producer of aluminum and copper products, acquired all of its assets, including receivables, rights, signs, patents, logos, trademarks, brand name and all administrative licenses related to its operations, in order to further expand its product range and increase production capacity.

ElvalHalcor’s strategic goal is to upgrade the Epirus Metalworks plant production capabilities, leverage its well-established international commercial network and capitalise on the synergies created through the takeover to boost export activities.

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MANUFACTURING PROCESS 4 - 7
  • BLANKING
    High Speed Blanking Line Schuler SAK-250

    The blanks are cut out from a strip in coil at the end thickness. The blanks are then cleaned and dried. The punched strip is chopped and recycled (factory scrap).

  • RIMMING
    High Performance Rimming Machine Schuler ST505

    The cut blanks are rimmed to obtain the most important parameters, such as diameter, rimmed profile and edge form.

  • ANNEALING
    Bak Annealing Furnace

    The rimmed blanks are annealed under protective atmosphere. The produced blanks have the ideal conditions of hardness and grain size which allow an adequate minting process.

  • EDGE LETTERING
    Edge Lettering Machine Schuler RS50

    At this stage the coin blanks are edge lettered. (e.g. 2 Euro Outers blanks for rings of bi-colour of 2 Euro coin). It is also possible with special tooling, to manufacture any type of security edge, according to customers’ specifications and requirements.

  • PIERCING
    Ringmaster Schuler MRV 150

    This operation refers to the production of an outer ring which is achieving by eliminating the center of a normal monometallic coin blank thus obtaining a proper space to assemble in the same place another piece of a different metal. Alternatively, we have the ability to submit separated outer rings and inner blanks or assembled bimetallic (bi-colour) coin blanks.

  • PICKLING - POLISHING - DRYING
    Pickling Polishing Machine Trowal CA-650

    The annealed blanks are pickled, polished and dried to obtain a clean and bright surface ready for minting process.

  • INSPECTING - SORTING
    Automatic Visual Inspection & Sorting Machine Proditec VISIA 100C

    The blanks are inspected  on both sides for any possible surface defect. At the same time, the dimensions (diameter, rim thickness etc.) of coin blanks are checked. Any defective blank is automatically rejected into a scrap container. The defective blanks are recycled (factory scrap).

  • COUNTING - PACKING
    Coin Counting Machine REIS

    The inspected blanks are counted and charged to a protected packaging, avoiding moisture, oxidation and properly secured for land and sea transportation.

HIGH QUALITY COIN BLANKS

We produce high quality coin blanks in a wide range of colors and material combinations.

Our high quality standard is certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2015

We supply coin blanks of the highest quality to fulfill our customers’ needs and requirements.

TYPES OF COIN BLANKS

Monochrome blanks

Outer rings for bi-colour blanks

Inner blanks for bi-colour blanks

Electroplated bi-colour blanks

Assembled bi-colour blanks

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CERTIFICATES

As a responsible business, Epirus Metalworks creates value for its people, customers, suppliers, the local community, and society as a whole and also ensures that it minimises its environmental footprint.

Epirus Metalworks is firmly dedicated to the principles of Sustainable Development (economic prosperity, environmental protection and social cohesion) and is a responsible, active business partner whose operations have a net positive effect on society as a whole.

ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Register No: 82299-07/08/2019 Ministry of Economy and Development
General Commercial Registry No: 149237801000
VAT No: EL 996866724 Athens S.A. Companies Tax Office

Kefalovrysso Pogoniou, Ioannina
GR 44006, GREECE
Tel.: +30 26570 41911
E-mail: info@epirusmetalworks.com
WWW: www.epirusmetalworks.com

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S.A. Register No: 2836/06/Β/86/48 Ministry of Economy and Development
General Commercial Registry No: 303401000
VAT No: EL 094061318 Athens S.A. Companies Tax Office
Registered Office: 2-4 Mesogeion Avenue, Athens Tower 2nd Building, Athens GR 11527, GREECE
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