Carbery receives special NSAI Award

June 29th, 2017 8:05 AM

By Southern Star Team

Photographed at the NSAI Awards of Distinction at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dublin were, from left, Geraldine Larkin, NSAI chief executive; Paddy Barrett, quality manager, Carbery Group, and Michael Drechsel, IQNet president. (Photo: Conor McCabe)

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Maintaining the highest standards in Ballineen    

Maintaining the highest standards in Ballineen


WEST Cork’s Carbery Group has received an NSAI Award of Distinction from the National Standards Authority of Ireland in recognition of its long-standing international certification.

Carbery was honoured for achieving and maintaining the highest level of certification for key international business standards at its facility in Ballineen, over the last two decades. The special award ceremony took place at the Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel in Dublin in early June.

The NSAI Awards of Distinction were presented during a special NSAI business forum, which was held as part of the General Assembly of IQNet, the international network of certification bodies. Speakers at the event included Michael Drechsel, IQNet president; Paul Lynam, head of sectoral policy, British Irish Chamber of Commerce; Pat Ivory, director of EU and international affairs, IBEC, and Conor Mulvihill, director, Irish Dairy Industries Association.

Speaking about the award achievement, Paddy Barrett, quality manager at the Carbery Group, said: ‘We are delighted to receive an NSAI Award of Distinction. At Carbery, maintaining high quality standards is at the core of our business model, as we continue to provide sustainably produced food and dairy ingredients. ‘Carbery is committed to continuing to achieve the highest standards of excellence, through best practice measures aimed to improve our competitiveness and reduce our environmental footprint.’

The Carbery Group was among 20 companies to receive an NSAI Award of Distinction. The awards also form part of the NSAI’s 20th anniversary celebrations, an ongoing series of events to mark two decades of the National Standards Authority of Ireland in its current form. 

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