N. Asteriadis S.A. is the successor of Nicolaos Asteriadis enterprise, established in 1955 by Nicolaos Asteriadis.

The company started its activities through a small office in Thessaloniki and until 1965 was operating mainly as a Northern Greece dealer of scientific instruments for various importers-distributors in Athens.

The main product line of the company was initially educational instrumentation for Universities, schools, etc. This product line quickly expanded through a new cooperation with Eppendorf. At the same period, the company initiated relations as exclusive dealer of ZEISS microscopes for Northern Greece.

In the middle Sixties, the company expands to new fields of activities, one of them being the distribution of professional audio products, and also enters the market of electronic components trading.

In 1967, the company sets up a branch office in Athens.

A co-operation with JEOL starts in 1973 in the field of Electron Microscopy and within the first year Nicolaos Asteriadis becomes the market leader, selling three instruments.

In 1975, the professional Audio and Lighting activities separate to form a new company called Omikron S.A.

In 1978, a new co-operation begins with Shimadzu and is constantly expanding with mutual benefit.

N. Asteriadis S.A. is established in 1985. Activities of the new company are the Trade of Analytical and Scientific Instruments and the Representation and Import of Industrial Raw Materials, Equipment and Materials for Electronics and Electrotechnics.


In the field of Analytical and Scientific Instruments, N. Asteriadis S.A. is today one of the market leaders in:

  • Analytical instruments with Shimadzu
  • Electron microscopes with JEOL

A carefully selected list of manufacturers as well as local companies assist N. Asteriadis S.A. in completing its range of high quality products, which can meet the customers’ demands in the fields of Analytical Instruments, Electron Microscopy, Laboratory Equipment and consumables.

Our present customers include:

  • Universities, Technological Educational Institutes, Research Institutes
  • Hospitals, Private Clinics, Private Labs for Biochemistry, Microbiology and Pathology
  • Private and Public QC Labs, Public Corporations
  • Industries in the following fields:
    • Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Chemicals & Petrochemicals
    • Food, Beverage, Alcoholic Drinks
    • Refineries, Fertilizers, Detergents
    • Packaging Materials, Metallurgical and Mineralogy, Construction Materials


In the field of Electronic and Electrotechnical Industry, N. Asteriadis S.A. is a supplier of all the high-tech industries and manufacturing electromechanical structures in Greece.

Our company covers the needs of raw materials (copper products and copper alloys, base materials for printed circuits, materials for the manufacturing of transformers etc.) and equipment for production (machinery parts mounting boards, soldering machines, winding machines etc.).

The Way Ahead

The future plans of N. Asteriadis S.A. are to increase its market share in all the fields of activities by offering products and services of the best quality to all existing and future customers. With the view of the implementation of these future plans, the following steps have been taken as short-term actions:

  • Availability of the company’s website, which will contain detailed information about the company, the promoted products as well as links to the sites of co-operating companies.

Another target is to expand in new fields of scientific and laboratory instrumentation, as well as in on-line processing instruments for production and environmental use.

N. Asteriadis S.A.’s state-of-the-art technology, quality of service and well-established reputation have been and will remain our competitive advantages that ensure customer satisfaction and will provide for the continuing growth of our company.