‘Greek Pony’ Maker Namco is Back in the Game


Greek production and exports are the antidote to the ongoing economic recession. The fourth generation of the car manufacturer company, Namco, is prepared under secrecy to start functioning once again, something that will result in the creation of new job opportunities for hundreds of unemployed people.

Namco has their headquarters in Thessaloniki, Greece. The company has been struggling for two years now against bureaucracy in order to start manufacturing cars again. The car manufacturer, in order to start producing cars, must first get relative permission from the Greek Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks.

“We hope that by the end of the year, we will be ready,” says a representative responsible for the promotional campaign of the product.

The company’s target is the construction of 5,280 vehicles annually, or 24 per day. It is estimated that 400 new job positions will be created.

Namco was founded in 1950 by the Kontogouris Brothers. It introduced the most successful Greek vehicle ever constructed to the Greek buying public, the Pony. The main construction unit is in Thessaloniki.


  1. By the time all the necessary red tape and bureaucratic ineptitude is concluded, gas powered vehicles will be a thing of the past. The Pony was a poor man’s jeep and fun to drive.

  2. Bruteaucracy is the killing machine for any business…Investors won’t even think to invest in this country while red tapes are still on…This practice must change in order for investors to invest in this country…No point to start a business after 2 years of waiting for 38 licences…Public servants must know that by their actions they bankrupt the country…Good luck to NAMCO, wish more companies to follow…