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Velissaropoulos Textile Factory

The factory building houses the Industrial Museum Restoration and Maintenance Workshop for Machinery and Tools, which is unique in Greece.

Restoration and Maintenance Workshop

The factory, founded in 1900-1905, is still in place in its entirety. Until the early 1960s, it housed print-dye works and a cotton mill. Subsequently, it was owned by the Neorion Shipyards which passed it on to Enfield, one of their affiliate companies. Enfield Automotive attempted to produce a short-lived electric automobile named “Enfield-Neorion” using this factory.

Nowadays, its largest part houses the Neorion staff supermarket, while a smaller part belonging to the Municipality of Hermoupolis was ceded to the CTC-IMH to house the restoration and maintenance workshop.