CiC History 

The Cyprus Import Corporation Ltd was established in 1951, by Chris and Maria Economides, as a general trading company. In 1953 we started trading with Mercedes-Benz as an Agent and in 1955 became the General Distributors of Mercedes-Benz in Cyprus.

We currently represent Daimler AG for Mercedes-Benz and smart passenger cars, Mercedes-Benz Vans and Trucks, FUSO Light Trucks and Mercedes-Benz Buses (Setra Buses after-sales only).

In 2010, through our wholly owned subsidiary, CiC Automasters Ltd, we became the General Distributors for Cyprus for the brands of Fiat, Fiat Professional, Abarth and in 2011 the Jeep brand.

Our company is also the General Distributor for of Bucher Municipal AG, the manufacturer of Bucher, Johnston and Beam Sweepers and the General Distributor of Ingersoll-Rand for Cyprus.

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Chairman’s Message

Our company was founded in 1951 by Chris and Maria Economides and initially started operations exporting fruit, importing sewing machines, radios and films. In 1953, the company became the Mercedes-Benz Agent for Cyprus and in 1955, the sole distributor of the brand on the island. The company presence of CiC Mercedes-Benz has been intensive and active, throughout all phases of modern Cypriot history.

Even though, during the British colonial years, Mercedes-Benz was an unknown brand in Cyprus and a more expensive alternative to the well established brands, it quickly gained ground in the market and became synonymous with quality, reliability and technical excellence. In only a few years, it rose to a prominent position in the perception and preference of private customers and professionals alike.

Mercedes-Benz buses and taxis played an important role in the development of tourism and public transport, while the brand’s commercial vehicles proved to be a valuable ally for professionals working in all kinds of activity, be it transportation of goods, construction, utilities and infrastructure, by providing the most suited solution for even the most demanding tasks.

At the same time, our long and successful standing in the market would not have been possible without a comprehensive, reliable and consistent after-sales support to our valued customers.

Our daughter company, CiC Automasters Ltd, was founded in 2010, as the authorized distributor of Fiat, Fiat Professional, Alfa Romeo, Jeep and Abarth vehicles in Cyprus. With almost 10 years of presence, the company leaves its mark on the Cyprus automotive market, offering multiple options and solutions for the Cypriot consumer/driver and creating new growth prospects.

Our company continues the dynamic path set by previous generations with the same foundational corporate values followed since day one, while consistently developing and improving its services, in response to the ever changing market and customer needs.

Alexis Anninos
Cyprus Import Corporation Ltd

Our People

Alexis Anninos

General Manager


Theodoros Demetriou

Finance Manager


George Mentonis

After Sales Manager


Stavros Theodossiades

Service Manager


Aris Droushiotis

Parts Manager


Michael Kostekoglou

Sales Manager Passenger Cars & Smart


Agathopoulos Paschalis

Commercial Vehicles Sales Manager


Costas Partasides

IT Manager


Nayia Kontopoulou

Marketing Manager


CSR

We develop various pillars of socially responsible actions under which we operate, with a clear sense of responsibility towards our customers, partners, society, as well as the state and our staff. We take initiatives based on set standards, with the utmost respect for the values that characterise our culture and our people.

  • Our main priority is to respect our employees at all times. We make sure we provide them with a safe and healthy environment in which they can work efficiently.
  • We are consistent in our obligations to all stakeholders, while always aiming to develop constructively efficient, functional and effective partnerships for all parties.
  • We fully understand our responsibility towards our customers as well as the society in which we operate and work hard to develop conscientious supportive and informative actions.
  • We invest in the development and strengthening of partnerships with institutions, organizations and government services, with the aim of creating targeted actions that will benefit society as a whole.

CiC Mercedes-Benz actively supported the General Health System of Cyprus, during the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent quarantine period.

With a dutiful sense of social responsibility and solidarity amidst trying times, the company undertook the maintenance of a number of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter ambulances that belong to the Cyprus government. By offering a free service package for vehicles that were at the forefront of the fight against the pandemic, the company ensured the readiness of our ambulances so that they could effectively respond to the heightened needs for immediate mobilization.

As an active part of our country’s history, encountering the shared difficulties that we have all experienced due to the recent corona pandemic, CiC Mercedes-Benz captured and presented the resilience and dedication that the people of Cyprus have shown during the most challenging periods of our modern history, though an inspiring video-tribute.

Emphasizing the message, “I can, and I will succeed” that will lead us once again, to a stronger, better tomorrow, the video shows that we can and will overcome any challenge, and win back what we have lost, with hard work and proven unyielding perseverance.

To «Sophia For Children» και η εκστρατεία «Giraffes for Hope», μας οδήγησαν να κοιτάξουμε ψηλά, στοχεύοντας πάντα στο καλύτερο, με αγάπη. Η CiC Mercedes-Benz στήριξε το έργο αυτό, κάνοντας δικιά της μια υπέροχη καμηλοπάρδαλη που δημιουργήθηκε για την εν λόγω εκστρατεία. 

«Sophia For Children» and «Giraffes for Hope» campaign, helped us to think bigger, always aiming for the best, with love. CiC Mercedes-Benz supported this project by making its own a magnificent giraffe created for this campaign.

Δικαιολογίες που κοστίζουν αίμα – Μία Εκστρατεία Οδικής Ασφάλειας από τη CiC MercedesBenz σε συνεργασία με την Αστυνομία Κύπρου.

Μέσα στους πρώτους επτά μήνες του 2019 έχουν σημειωθεί 23 τροχαία δυστυχήματα, λόγω των οποίων έχουμε ήδη θρηνήσει στην Κύπρο 23 νεκρούς. Γι’ αυτόν ακριβώς τον λόγο, η CiC Mercedes-Benz, ένας κοινωνικά υπεύθυνος οργανισμός, προχωρά άμεσα σε εκστρατεία ενδυνάμωσης της οδικής συνείδησης με στόχο τη μείωση των θυμάτων στην άσφαλτο.

Η απερίσκεπτη, και κατά συνέπεια επικίνδυνη, οδήγηση, δεν είναι κάτι που γίνεται πάντα συνειδητά. Είναι πολλές οι φορές που νομίζουμε ότι δεν θα συμβεί σε μας, ότι δεν πειράζει αν παραβιάσουμε μία και μοναδική φορά τον Κώδικα Οδικής Κυκλοφορίας, ότι το να στείλουμε ένα μήνυμα με το κινητό μας τηλέφωνο μας απασχολεί για ένα και μόνο δευτερόλεπτο κι έτσι δεν πειράζει. Είναι πολλές οι φορές που χρησιμοποιούμε κάποιες από αυτές τις δικαιολογίες ή άλλες παρόμοιες, για να πείσουμε τους γύρω μας αλλά και τους εαυτούς μας ότι δεν κάναμε κάτι λάθος. Κάθε φορά όμως που παραβιάζουμε τον Κ.Ο.Κ. θέτουμε τον εαυτό μας και τους άλλους σε κίνδυνο.

Πάνω σε αυτό το αληθινό και κοινό για όλους δεδομένο, βασίζεται η κοινωνική εκστρατεία της CiC Mercedes-Benz. Με ραδιοφωνικά μηνύματα, outdoors και παρουσία στον διαδικτυακό κόσμο, η εκστρατεία αυτή έχει σκοπό να αφυπνίσει τους οδηγούς όλων των ηλικιών, να μας «δείξει» τον εαυτό μας στον καθρέφτη και να μας κάνει να συνειδητοποιήσουμε ότι οι πράξεις που κάνουμε καθημερινά μπορεί, δυστυχώς, να αποβούν μοιραίες τόσο για εμάς αλλά και για τους γύρω μας.

Σε απόλυτη συνεργασία με την Αστυνομία Κύπρου, η εκστρατεία θα ξεδιπλωθεί σε τρεις φάσεις, με πληθώρα ενεργειών που όλες αποσκοπούν στην ευαισθητοποίηση του κοινού για τα θέματα οδικής ασφάλειας. Η εκστρατεία θα συνεχιστεί και το 2020, καθώς η CiC Mercedes-Benz αναγνωρίζει τη σοβαρότητα του θέματος και δεν το αντιμετωπίζει σαν μια παροδική καμπάνια. Εξάλλου, δεν θα υπήρχε καλύτερος υποστηρικτής και εμπνευστής αυτής της καμπάνιας από μια αξιόπιστη διεθνή αυτοκινητοβιομηχανία που εργάζεται αέναα για αυτοκίνητα με εξελιγμένη τεχνολογία, καθιστώντας ολοένα και πιο ασφαλή την οδήγηση.

Ο κος Αλέξης Άννινος, Διευθύνων Σύμβουλος της CiC, αποκλειστικού διανομέα  της Mercedes-Benz στην Κύπρο, θεωρεί το ζήτημα ζωτικής σημασίας και άκρως επείγον. Σύμφωνα με τα δικά του λόγια «Πρέπει, επιτέλους, να αναλάβουμε όλοι τις ευθύνες μας και να συνειδητοποιήσουμε ότι οι επικίνδυνοι οδηγοί δεν είναι μια ειδική κατηγορία του πληθυσμού, αλλά είμαστε, εν δυνάμει, όλοι μας. Γιατί όλοι, όταν οδηγούμε έχουμε ευθύνη».

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