The last three months has been hectic here at Chia bia in Tramore, Co. Waterford. The funding we received from Linked Finance has enabled us to acquire a new milling machine which has streamlined production processes on site allowing us to become a more efficient operation.
This news has also been confirmed by ISO 9001:9008, identifying us as operating a quality management system for the importing, processing, storing and distribution of Chia seed and Chia products. Not only that, but Chia bia has also been the happy recipient of a National Enterprise Award for Best Exporter, in recognition of our overseas success. Of course, all this means we have had to employ three new extra staff to deal with the extra workload and
2014 is looking very bright, not least because we have four new gluten free biscuits ready to be launched onto the health food trade this month whilst continuing to grow all of our markets.
* Photograph L-R Dr Wayne Coates and Frank Fitzgerald, Production Supervisor for Chia bia pictured alongside our new Milling Machine.