Suki Tea invests in purpose-built Lisburn facility

Northern Ireland tea maker, Suki Tea, has made a £500,000 investment into a new headquarters and factory in Lisburn.

The purpose-built Tea Factory has allowed the company to double its manufacturing and warehousing capacity, bolstering distribution and allowing for expansion into 30 countries worldwide.

Built in collaboration with a team of sustainability and heating specialists from Invest Northern Ireland, the facility is powered by 100% renewable energy sources.

Co-founder, Annie Irwin, said: “In 2019, we set ourselves a number of environmental targets and we’re thrilled to say that moving to our new Tea Factory this spring has brought us another step closer to achieving these by eliminating our Scope 2 emissions seven years ahead of schedule.

“The new move is an important step in our commitment to sustainability and the environment, and we are proud to be leading the way in the tea industry.”

With the new factory opening, the business expects to increase its production capacity by more than 600% over the next decade.

As part of the investment, Suki Tea has also offered employees additional specialised training and development opportunities.

Co-founder, Oscar Woolley, added: “As we celebrate our 18th year in business, this new premises is a fantastic opportunity for Suki to continue to grow. Moving from three business units to one purpose-built factory allows us to make our production processes and logistics more efficient, expand our product offering and create new jobs.

“Our mission has always been to create a community of loose-leaf tea drinkers across the globe, and we’re pleased that with continued investment into our facilities, our equipment, and our team, we can remain at the forefront of the loose-leaf tea industry in the UK, Ireland and around the world.”

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