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ABOUT CHAMPION PET FOOD

GEORGE TSAPPIS ISORROPIMENE ZOOTROPHE LTD was founded in 1979 by George Tsappis, a refugee from Akhna. Initially the factory started working in 1975, after the Turkish invasion, to supply animal feed for the local farmers, but it slowly evolved and expanded into a modern factory. Since 1992 it has been manufacturing pet food under the brand name ‘CHAMPION’.

DID YOU KNOW?

The annual production capacity of the factory can reach up to 110 thousand tones covering the local market as well as exports to Greece, Malta, Algeria, Israel, Lebanon, Malaysia etc.

It encompasses an area of 5000 sq. meters and it operates its own laboratory and distribution line.

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MANAGEMENT POLICY

George Tsappis Isorropimene Zootrophe Ltd is the leading manufacturer of animal feed in Cyprus specializing in Pet Food and Fish Food production.

George Tsappis Isorropimene Zootrophe Ltd total quality policy is to always have as a fist concern the health care & welfare of all animal. Using the latest innovative technology the company provides healthy, hygienic and palatable feeds for all kinds of animals. Through an on going investment, supplier and market research for customer sincere feedback, committed human resources the company aims to develop and support measurable Objectives, results and accomplishments communicated to all levels of management and publics.

FOOD SAFETY POLICY

Food Safety is of top priority in the production process where controls and measures take place, from the time raw materials are ordered / entered and used upon approval until the time final products are manufactured, tested, stored and delivered.

George Tsappis Isorropimene Zootrophe Ltd policies aim to fully comply with the mission and vision of the company, the requirements of international standards, food safety requirements and objectives, company general adjectives and E.U regulations.

History

  • 1975 Established and started producing only sheep & cattle feed
  • 1979 Registration on GEORGE TSAPPIS ISORROPIMENE ZOOTROPHE LTD
  • 1980 building of the first raw material warehouse
  • 1982 installation of press machine
  • 1983 building of the second raw material warehouse
  • 1984 The “CHAMPION” brand was born with the slogan “Human Care for Animals”. Began to produce dog food with press machine
  • 1990 extension of the main building for the storage of final products
  • 1991 installation of larger capacity pellet press machine
  • 1992 construction of 4 x 1000 tone silos
  • 1992 installation of the first extruder that allowed the company to expand and modernize pet food production and also start producing fish food, piglet food and full fat soy
  • 1997 Martini (small packing machine) – for marketing purposes
  • 2001 Complete separation of the Pet food line in a separate building
  • 2002 Certified with the management system ISO 9001 and HACCP
  • 2003 installation of a Pulveriser for whole wheat flour mostly to upgrade quality in fish food
  • 2004 Addition of a new warehouse to store raw material
  • 2005 New press to increase capacity and quality
  • 2006 Addition of two new 1000 tone silos for storing raw material
  • 2006 Started importing in bulk, big loads of raw material like corn gluten feed and wheat bran
  • 2008 Opened our branch in Ergates Industrial Area in Nicosia
  • 2009 New packing machine – complete separation of fish food line from intake to packaging of final product
  • 2009 Certified to Food Safety Management System ISO 22000:2005 and upgrade Quality System to ISO 9001:2008
  • 2009 installation of new laboratory analyzer. All of the raw materials used and finished products are inspected, sampled and used only upon approval
  • 2010 Start producing complete feed for ruminants and horses – Only company in Cyprus
  • 2012 decided to proceed with an internal First Aid team
  • 2014 installation of vacuum coater to upgrade the quality of our fish food
  • 2015 moved into our brand new offices
  • 2016 one of the first companies to be certified with the newest version of ISO 9001:2015
  • 2017 Brand new website to help our clients explore, order and communicate easier and faster

MISSION & VISION

Always First in the production of top quality products in the animal feed industry in Cyprus. Envied for our teamwork, professionalism and values we manufacture the most excellent, healthy, hygienic and palatable products to assure and maintain the wellbeing of all animals.

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