Archirodon was established in 1959 in the form of a J.V. of the Greek firms ARCHIMIDIS, Greece's foremost marine contractor at the time, and ODON & ODOSTROMATON, a road and bridge construction specialist group.
Guided by Constantinos Karpidas, one of Greece's most prominent construction pioneers, the J.V. started its professional life by building the ports of Benghazi in Libya (1961) and subsequently the port of Beirut, Lebanon (1962).
Its success soon led it to develop into a major contractor in its own merit, establishing itself in 1971 as ARCHIRODON CONSTRUCTION (OVERSEAS) CO. S.A. Under sound management, a dedicated professional staff and the quality and reliability of its work, the company further developed, expanding its operations initially in Saudi Arabia and subsequently in other Gulf countries, North Africa and the Mediterranean area.
Among its early projects were the construction of the multi-million dollar seaports of Jeddah and Dammam and other major ports in Saudi Arabia, three ports in the United Arab Emirates, and a host of other important marine works.
In the 1980s Archirodon, while still upholding its reputation as one of the top marine contractors internationally, further developed into a general contracting group diversifying into other fields including, roads, bridges, railroads, industrial facilities, water and sanitation, dredging as well as electromechanical and geotechnical works. At the same time local branches and affiliated companies have been established in Egypt, Cyprus, the U.A.E., Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Oman as well as Monaco and Switzerland, among others.
Additionally, after American International Contractors Inc. - AICI (a US company initially operating under the name of George A. Fuller Co.) became part of Archirodon Group in the late 1980's, there has been further expansion in USAID and US Corps of Engineers projects in Somalia, Jordan, Kuwait, Sudan and Egypt.
At present ARCHIRODON GROUP N.V., registered in the Netherlands, is the legal parent of all Archirodon Group companies which have established offices and branches and/or project sites in, Saudi, Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Singapore, Kazakhstan, Cyprus and Greece.
In addition to its core construction activities, Archirodon has recently established an in-house Engineering Department which handles a significant portion of engineering work required for its projects. It also operates its own quarry in the U.A.E.
Archirodon is certified by TUV Cert under ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 quality, health, safety and environmental standards.