Production and Bottling
Borjomi is a unique deposit of carbon dioxide sodium bicarbonate mineral water. Each drop of water from Borjomi spring is priceless.
All 9 operational wells in the Borjomi Canyon currently function as wellsprings, i.e. all water extracted is naturally replenished. Carbon dioxide pushes the mineral water up to the surface through these wells, which reach 1500 meters in depth.
Bottling of Borjomi
Mineral water is extracted from the wells and transferred to the bottling plants via a 25-kilometer pipeline built out of high quality stainless steel. There, the water is settled, cooled, enriched with natural carbon dioxide, and bottled. Afterwards, the bottles are sealed and labeled.
There are two active bottling factories in Borjomi city: one specializing in glass bottling, the other – in plastic bottling. Over the last 10 years, these factories went through complete re-equipment and modernization, which allowed them to become industry leaders in terms of both production volume and innovation.
Highly-qualified and experienced personnel, state-of-the-art European bottling equipment, and meticulous observance of world’s best standards and practices during the bottling process all ensure that the quality of mineral water under the “Borjomi” label remains flawless.
Control system and standards
Borjomi is bottled using automated production lines. Their capacity allows the company to process full volume of the water extracted. Both plants regularly hold quality control inspections for the extracted water as well as the final product using cutting-edge modern chemical and microbiological laboratories and equipment. All inspections strictly observe the Drinking Water Directive as well as other relevant documents of the European Commission describing quality standards for drinking and mineral water.
Local and international experts are enlisted to perform hydrogeological monitoring of the Borjomi deposit, including Gamma (Georgia), Zenith Consulting (Great Britain), Antea (France), and SGS Institute Fresenius (Germany). Water samples are also regularly sent for external laboratory tests in Tbilisi as well as importing countries.
The quality control system for “Borjomi” envisages monitoring of all stages of the production process, from extraction to bottling and delivery. In addition, the system fully corresponds to ISO 22000 standards (the most sophisticated system for food quality and safety evaluation). “Borjomi” was the first mineral water in the CIS and the Baltics to receive approval under ISO 22000 quality standards.