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Mission

Mission Statement

Our Aim: To maintain the leadership position in the Cyprus Pasta & Flour industry and further expand our operations globally.

Our Commitment: The maintaining of Total Quality Management through systematic and continuous training of our personnel, the employment of modern technology in our production, sales and administration facilities and the constant revision and improvement of our internal organizational procedures and methods.

Our dedication: To enhance our shareholders value through strategic alliances and quick adaption to change that will increase the company's profitability.

History

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    2015 

    •    Mitsides introduces a new line of ready pasta sauces, which includes 7 different sauces, all of which are made with 100% natural products, without preservatives, GMOs or artificial flavours.
    •    Mitsides launches a completely new look for its main pasta line, introducing square bottom packages for most of its shapes, supported by a specifically designed media campaign, centered on the Mitsides Village girl, which was always  featured on the Mitsides logo.

     

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    2014

    •    Mitsides starts cooperation with The Sofia Foundation for Children, by providing free pasta and other items to various Cypriot primary schools, which participate in the “ I cook and  I offer” program.
    •    Mitsides becomes a sponsor of the Hope for Children Foundation, by launching a Facebook application through which it contributes to the construction and furnishing of the “Home for Hope” children’s shelter in Nicosia.
    •    Mitsides Passata packages of 200g, as well as Mitsides tomato paste of 70g, join the Mitsides Tomato product range.
    •    Mitsides completes the 100% takeover of Serbian company Mitsides Point.

     

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    2013 

    •    Mitsides becomes the official sponsor of the Cyprus Association of Large Families, offering large amounts of free supplies of flour and pasta for the whole year.
    •    Mitsides introduces a special line of catering pasta packages for professional use.
    •    Mitsides All-Purpose flour is added to the Mitsides 1kg bags flour range.
    •    A series of pasta cooking videos, especially made for Mitsides by Chef  Kimon Georgiou is launched through Mitsides social media pages. 
    •    A major CSR Easter campaign is featured through Mitsides Facebook page, in cooperation with “Vagoni Agapis” charity organization.
    •    Mitsides launches two 5kg flour bags on the market, namely Mitsides Farina and Mitsides Village Flour.

     

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    2012

    •    Mitsides Facebook page is launched. The first of a series of Facebook competitions is set up, with a number of funny pasta themed videos, under the name “Ston nou sou makarounia”.
    •    Mitsides Wheat is added to the range of Mitsides products.
    •    Mitsides starts the import of Agrino rice and pulses from Greece.
    •    Mitsides Pasta Fun range is nominated for the In-Business Awards 2012, in the “new products” category.
    •    Mitsides organizes a Press Conference and Photographic exhibition at Famagusta gate, on the occasion of its 80th anniversary.

     

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    2011

    •    Mitsides introduces a new line of pasta for children, under the name Mitsides PastaFun. The range includes 3 colourful packages with pasta shapes as animals, princess shapes and vehicle shapes. 
    •    Mitsides launches a new website, which includes a special kids corner, featuring games, arts and crafts for kids.
    •    Mitsides adds two new products on its range, namely Mitsides Biological Bulgur and Mitsides Gnocchi.

     

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    2010

    •    Mitsides completes the 100% takeover of Serbian company Mitsides Point A.D.
    •    Mitsides starts the import of Rummo biological pasta from Italy, which also includes some whole wheat pasta items.

     

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    2009

    •    Mitsides starts the import and distribution of FiberPasta, a specialised dietetic, high-fiber pasta from Italy.

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    2008

    •    As Official Sponsors of the Cyprus Olympic Committee, Mitsides contributes a sum for every Mitsides product sold on the retail market, for the period from 1st January to the beginning of the Beijing Olympic Games. 
    •    In Serbia, the new Pasta Factory of Mitsides Point A.D. is completed with the operation of  a second production line for long pasta, in addition to the existing cut pasta production line. The factory’s total production capacity rises to 2,000 kgs per hour.
    •    Mitsides completes the construction of 10 more grain silos at its headquarter grounds at Dhali Industrial Zone, thus raising the total grain capacity of its silos to nearly 20,000 tons of grain.

     

     

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    2007

    •    Cooperation with UK’s Tesco chain begins and Mitsides pasta are put on the shelves of most Tesco supermarkets, all over the UK.
    •    Bulgur Wheat and Fine Bulgur Wheat are added to the Mitsides product range, 
    •    In Serbia, the new Pasta Factory of Mitsides Point A.D. starts production, as the first production line for cut dry pasta is set in operation.
    •    On the occasion of the completion of 75 years of successful operation, Mitsides announces its decision to become Official Sponsor of the Cyprus Olympic Committee, for the Beijing Olympic Games.

     

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    2006

    •    Mitsides starts cooperation with The Sofia Foundation for Children, by providing free pasta and other items to various Cypriot primary schools, which participate in the “ I cook and  I offer” program.
    •    Mitsides becomes a sponsor of the Hope for Children Foundation, by launching a Facebook application through which it contributes to the construction and furnishing of the “Home for Hope” children’s shelter in Nicosia.
    •    Mitsides Passata packages of 200g, as well as Mitsides tomato paste of 70g, join the Mitsides Tomato product range.

     

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    2005 

    •    A new line of processed tomato products joins the Mitsides product range. The new line comprises of two types of chopped peeled tomatoes in 400g tins, as well as tomato pulp and paste in catering packages of 2.5 and 5 kilos. 
    •    Serbian company Zitopromet Bratstvo A.D. starts the construction of a new, modern dry Pasta Factory of a total capacity of 2,000 kilos per hour, in Sremska Mitrovica. 
    •    "Chr. & C. Mitsides Ltd" is renamed as "Mitsides Public Company Ltd". 
    •    Mitsides begins the construction of its own Grain Silos on its Headquarters grounds in Dhali Industrial Zone. Four Silos of a total capacity of 10.000 tons are being constructed. 
    •    Mitsides begins the import and distribution of Sitia olive oil and wines from Crete.
    •    Mitsides Group increases its share holding in Serbian company Zitopromet Bratstvo A.D. from 10% to 45.57%. 
    •    Mitsides receives Yum! Brands "Supplier of the Year" award for the fourth time, as a result of its flour exports to Pizza Hut restaurants in the Middle East and Arab Gulf.

     

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    2004

    •    Both the Mitsides Flourmill and the Mitsides Pasta plant acquire the HACCP Food Safety Management System certification.  
    •    Mitsides acquires a 10% share holding in Serbian company Zitopromet Bratstvo A.D., a company dealing with the production of flour, pasta and bakery products, as well as the trading of grains.
    •    Mitsides pasta enters the UK market through an agreement with UK company Cypressa.

     

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    2003

    •    A separate production line for fresh / frozen filled pasta products is set up next to the Mitsides Pasta Plant, at Dhali Industrial Zone. Mitsides Ravioli and Village Ravioli are launched on the market. 
    •    Chr. & C. Mitsides receives for a third time the "Supplier of the Year Award" for its region (Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan) by Yum! Brands Inc. 



     

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    2001

    •    Both the Flourmill and the Pasta Factory acquire the ISO9002 Quality Management System certification. 
    •    Mitsides takes over "Larnaca Flourmills Zenon Ltd" and becomes  the largest flour producer in Cyprus, as the total capacity of the Mitsides Group's two mills now stands at 230 tons daily. 
    •    The Mitsides Quality Centre is launched at the Group's Headquartes in Dhali. The quality Centre is designed to regularly host specialized seminars for bakers and confectioners, with the participation of experts from Cyprus and abroad. 
    •    As a result of its cooperation with Yum! Brands Inc and Pizza Hut International, Mitsides wins for the 2nd time the "Middle East Supplier of the Year" award for the year 2001. Mitsides also receives the highest distinction of all and is pronounced as Yum! Brands "Star International Supplier of the Year", among 630 suppliers worldwide. 
     

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    2000

    •    Chr. & C. Mitsides Ltd becomes a public company.
    •    As a result of its cooperation with Yum! Brands and Pizza Hut International as an approved flour supplier, Mitsides wins the "Middle East Supplier of the Year" award for the year 2000. This award is annually granted by Yum! Brands, based on criteria of quality, hygiene, service, timely delivery and sales volumes. 

     

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    1998

    •    New offices and a warehouse of 5,000 m² are built in Dhali, and the following year a new fully computerized mixing plant for the production and packaging of specialty flours is built next to the pasta plant. 
    •    The production capacity of the flour mill is increased to 130 tons daily.

     

     

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    1997

    •    Cooperation with Yum! Brands Inc. and Pizza Hut International begins. Chr. & C. Mitsides becomes an approved supplier of flour for the Pizza Hut chain globally, and as such the company starts exports of substantial quantities of flour to Pizza Hut restaurants in the Middle East and Arab Gulf.
    •    The Mitsides product range is enriched with a line of ready-made pasta sauces and a line of dry tortellini.
    •    Cooperation with Puratos N.V. of Belgium (world leader in raw materials for the baking, confectionery and other food industries) begins, for the exclusive distribution of their products in Cyprus.

     

     

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    1988

    •    A new pasta factory with brand new machinery is constructed in Dhali Industrial Zone. Within two years, two completely automated production lines for long and short pasta start operation, and the pasta plant's total production capacity rises to 1,500 kg per hour. 

     

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    1983

    •    The packaging of flour becomes automated and the mill's capacity rises to 100 tons daily.

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    1978

    •    The packaging of pasta, which up to then was done manually, now becomes automated.

     

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    1977

    •    The third family line starts taking over the management of the company, with Chrysostomos St. Mitsides, Chrysostomos P. Mitsides, Constantinos P. Mitsides and Olga Lysandrou as Directors.

     

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    1971

    •    A new mill is constructed on the site of the old one, with new automatic machinery from Sangati of Italy. The milling capacity now rises to 60 tons daily.

     

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    1970

    •    The flourmill, as well as the ice-cream cone and ice units are completely destroyed by fire. In the same year, the partnership becomes a limited liability company under the name of "Chr. & C. Mitsides Ltd". 

     

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    1965

    •    The first export shipment of Mitsides Pasta is effected, with the UK being the first destination.

     

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    1961

    •    The first modern pasta machinery is imported from Baibanti of Italy. Industrial production of pasta begins with a capacity of 200 kgs per hour, and the first Mitsides pasta is launched on the Cyprus market. 

     

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    1958

    •    During the first bi-communal conflicts, the Timber center which was situated in Ermou street in the heart of Nicosia, is destroyed and is rebuilt on Nikiforou Foka. 

     

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    1955

    •    The first industrial flourmill is set up with machinery from Miag of Germany and the milling capacity increases to 25 tons daily. The company also imports an ice cream cone producing unit, also from Germany.

     

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    1940


    •    The second family line starts taking over the partnership’s management, with Petros & Stelios Chr. Mitsides and Petros & Mikis C. Mitsides as new directors.

     

     

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    1932

    •    It all starts in 1932, when timber merchants Chrysostomos and Costas Mitsides, purchase a traditional stone mill in the old town of Nicosia, opposite the historic Famagusta Gate. The two brothers set up a partnership under the name of "Chrysostomos and Costas Mitsides", adding flour milling, pasta manufacturing and ice making to their timber trading activities. The first Mitsides Flour enters the Cyprus market, while most pasta is sold in bulk, or under the previous owner’s brand name of "Krinos".       

     

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