M.S. (Skyra) Vassas Ltd, the holding company of the Skyra Vassas group, owns and runs the largest aggregate quarry in Cyprus covering an area about 750.000 m2. The Quarry Reserves amount to about 100 million tons of high quality diabase rock. The Plant installed is one of the largest in capacity in the European Union (1,300 tons per hour). Our products comprise of 15 different single and all-in aggregates.
Our Vision is to upgrade living standards through building materials excellence.
Our Mission is to become the leading supplier of building materials in the Eastern Mediterranean region – creating value for all our stakeholders.
Our Goals are to:
Continually exceed our customers’ quality and quantity expectations.
Secure the strongest competitive position in the Eastern Mediterranean region.
Be recognized as a preferred employer.
Demonstrate our commitment to sustainable development.
Be acknowledged as a valued and trusted partner in our community.
Our particular Strategies in achieving our goals comprise:
Focus on our core business which is the aggregates.
Integration into other related building materials such as cement.
Geographic diversification through exports to Eastern Mediterranean countries.
HISTORY OF THE GROUP
Makis Savvides, the founder and chairman of the group commenced operations in 1967 as a contractor on Infrastructure projects and soon after expanded operations to cover construction and quarry works.
In 1991 the holding company M.S. (SKYRA) VASSAS LTD was formed and acquired the largest aggregate quarry on the island. Currently the quarry is extended over an area of 750.000 sq.mtrs. The group is privately owned and belongs to the family of Makis Savvides.
In the last few years the group has established itself as the leading provider of construction materials in Cyprus and has engaged into exports of aggregates (railway ballast) to neighboring countries.
Added value generated as a result of a very successful Vertical Integration with a number of subsidiaries been created in the process to be supportive of the Group’s Core activity.
Group Risk profile, been very moderate throughout its long history, has been further eliminated geographically recently, be constructing and operating of our own port terminal gaining access to the neighboring countries for the export of our products.
Core activities include:
- Extraction, crushing and distribution of high quality diabase and micro gabbro Aggregates suitable for the manufacture of ready mix and asphalt concrete; marine works such as construction of ports, marinas, sea gas pipe lines and power lines; railway ballast bedding.
- The group takes pride in owning the largest quarry on the island with proven reserves in excess of 90m.tons, and is also the owner of the largest centrally controlled crushing plants (1,300 tons per hour) within the European region.
- Other group activities comprise :
Ready Mix Concrete production
Transportation of aggregates
Recycling of demolition waste
Recycling of Tires via Thermolysis
Port Terminal Operations
TIMELINE OF SKYRA VASSAS GROUP
|1967||COMMENCEMENT OF OPERATIONS BY FOUNDER MAKIS SAVVIDES – ROAD WORKS|
|1687||SETUP MAKIS SAVVIDES CONSTRUCTION LIMASSOL LTD – TECHNICAL WORKS|
|1991||SETUP M.S. (SKYRA) VASSAS LTD – QUARRY WORKS|
|2001||SETUP READY MIX CONCRETE – SKYRAMIX LTD|
|2007||AGGREGATE PACKING OPERATION – SKYRAMIX LTD|
|2007||TRANSPORTATION COMPANY – M.S. (TRANSPORT) VASSAS LTD|
|2011||NEW AGGREGATE CRUSHING PLANT- PRODUCTION CAPACITY 1300 T. HR.|
|2012||SETUP OF ASPHALT PLANT – AKTOR ASPHALTIC LTD|
|2012||RECYCLING UNIT – CONSTRUCTION & DEMOLITION WASTE|
|2016||ASPHALT PAVING CONSTRUCTION COMPANY – MS2Y PAVING LTD|
|2016||CONSTRUCTION & MANAGEMENT OF PRIVATELY OWN JETTY PLANT– M.A. SKYRA VASSAS TERMINAL LTD|
Quality - Certificates
Certification body :
CE & Declaration of Performance (DoP)
EN12620 – Aggregates for concrete :
EN13043 – Aggregates for bituminous mixtures :
- 0_2mm, EN13043
- 0_4mm, EN13043
- 4_10mm, EN13043
- 8_20mm, EN13043
- 8_14mm, EN13043
- 20_32mm, EN13043
- 4_14mm, EN13043