The firm Kanakis was founded in 1920 by Yiannis Kanakis and Pavlos Demadis. It was based in the town of Volos and manufactured Diesel engines, mostly for the caïques of that time.

Mr. Christos I. Charalambides of the Kanakis S.A—the successor of the original firm—kindly send me an informative brochure (in Greek) which can be seen bellow.