The Association

 
THE ASSOCIATION

The Chios Mastiha Growers Association owns 10,000 sq. Mt of covered surface facilities, hosting the activities of the entire business, including the following two production units:

  • Cleaning & packaging of Mastiha
  • Preparation of ELMA products & Mastiha oil distillation products

The Association’s infrastructure (buildings, machinery, and equipment) is considered the largest financial institution on the island.

The Chios Mastiha Growers Association stores Mastiha in its exquisite facilities, where it receives an appropriate treatment, standardisation, to be later placed on the market for consumption. Apart from the compulsory collection and the monopoly of Mastiha, the Chios Mastiha Growers Association plays an important role in the island's economy, helping to protect growers and their production.

The Chios Mastiha Growers Association is one of the major financial institutions on the island of Chios, with a significant contribution to the island’s economy. It plays a social role, not only in accordance with the profit of mastic producers, but also by its multilateral assistance to the members’ societies of its various activities, such as anaskinosis (replanting mastic trees) initiatives, integration of “skinos” (mastic tree) into woodland, and firefighting equipment such as vehicles and cisterns.