BAHI Enterprises’s mantra is “Bringing All Natural and Healthy Food Products to Individuals”. It is a micro establishment in the Bicol Region which started out serving food in 2010 then decided to focus on processing ginger, turmeric and kalamansi based products in 2015.
During the start of their business, the processing area had no FDA license to operate and their raw materials were scarce and overpriced, being bought not directly from the farmers. They had a “mano-mano” – manual processing system and their packaging was done in ordinary transparent plastic. Also, their products were also only in reach within their community and they lacked an E-commerce platform.
In 2016, they secured an FDA-LTO License, and so they were able to sell in several malls (SM, Robinsons, Walter Mart and FCC). Also, through a MOA with DSWD, they contracted local farmers from Sorsogon, Mindanao, Quezon and provinces in Northern Luzon, resulting to cheaper products, faster production and more demands met.
They also acquired a wider market reach resulting to 200% sales increase, due to the provision of supplies to 26 malls and pasalubong shops, partnership with a consolidator to supermarkets, malls & retailers nationwide, contract with Philippine Grocers, Inc. and Marketreach to sell products to UK and UAE, private labelling with a businessman in Singapore and setting up of iCloud, FB and Twitter accounts.
BAHI Enterprises also introduced several technologies and used eco-friendly food grade stand up pouches instead of plastic for a faster, cleaner, healthier and safe production with zero waste. This helped them save for electricity and water through the installation of LED lights and re-using water to clean their workplaces and watering plants.
Due to these accomplishments, BAHI Enterprises was given these awards and certifications: 1) Halal Certification (2016) – IDCP, 2) Halal International Certification Pre-audit (2018) – PRIME, 3) Branding from the Intellectual Property Office (2017) and 4) 16th Q ASIA’s National Product Quality Excellence Awards 2019 for Best Wellness Ginger Tea. In 2019, BAHI Enterprises won as a national winner for the 2019 Productivity Olympics of the National Wages and Productivity Commission.