Our product range lives and is constantly evolving, we are always looking for new opportunities, following world trends and always trying to be in the forefront with new great products. We cannot do everything alone, we are active in various forms of cooperation.
Competition is already fierce in the industry, we have been involved in the business for several years and we are among the ten largest Finnish breweries. We have reached our goals with main distributors to provide our beers nationally. We are not going to slow down but rather increase the speed and develop our business to achieve better cost-effectiveness, create better quality products and in overall be more often at the lips of our customers. At the same time we are going to make this a profitable business. We have more than 2,000 people as our shareholders which is a lot in Finland. We take care of them and we want you to be part of our story.
Our growth has been tremendous, in the Kauppalehti magazine’s (finnish business magazine) article about Finnish growth businesses we were the fastest-growing brewery in the year 2016 and number 42 among all businesses with a growth rate of over 140% reaching net sales of €1.7 million. On the other hand, 2015 was over 200% higher than 2014 turnover. Great development. We have been seeking growth aggressively which has affected our financial results, and with existing equipment the growth limits have now been reached. With new investments the desired profitability point will be reached and will provide the basis for future growth.
With our products and the way of working we focus on being the choice for consumers to return to our products from one purchase to another. We also ensure that with suitable products we will also be of interest within beer hobbyists globally. We brew with love, big time!
As said our products have received quite a few significant recognitions.
The biggest win has been the "World's Best Seasonal Lager" awarded in august with our new Mosaic lager beer in London, World Beer Awards. Previous internationally significant award was in 2016, "World's Best Mild Dark Ale" won with Ruby Jazz Ale at the same competition.
We have also began strategically important cooperation with Restamax to start a brewery restaurant in the center of Tampere city. At the same time, we will be expanding to distribue and work in cooperation in all of the finnish restaurant chain. The brewery restaurant has been estimated to open at the beginning of winter.
We do not want to be just a small brewery amongst others. We want to be the best and the biggest!