Kyknos (tomato sauce)

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Kyknos is the oldest Greek canning company, founded in 1911 and is based in Ilia, Greece. It supplies tomato paste for many of larger brands throughout the world.

The company's distinctive swan logo is a result of the fact that "kyknos" is the Greek word for swan.


The company was founded by Michail Manoussakis while he was still physics teacher at the Piraeus High School. Michail and his brother Kostis Manoussakis manufactured the first 1000 cans of whole peeled tomatoes on the Kostis Farm in Assini, which is in the Argolis region.

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