The Chalkis Cement Factory, founded in 1926 by local businessmen, but in 1960 passed into the ownership of Messrs. Pamukoglu and Kyoseoglu, two businessmen from konstantinoupol. With the help of the Tacopoulos brothers, the company is modernized and large. In 1991, Italian Calzestruzzi wins the takeover bid for Halkida Cement. In June 1996, the majority of viruses became owned by the CONCRETUM Group, which is controlled by the Italian COMPART Group. By the end of 1996, however, the majority of Halkida Cement's shares were owned by AGET-HERACLES while in May 2000, AGET-HERACLES itself was transferred to the control of the Blue Circle Group. In 2001, Halkida Cements merged with HERAKLIS AG, the factory is called HERAKLIS III and the Halkida Cement Company ceases to exist. 2001: Chalkis Cements "pass" in the AGET. The largest cement export group in Europe is being created. 2011: The plant has stopped producing cement since 2011 and had about 250 employees left, most of them 1,000, just a decade ago.