Who are we?
Aromas y Sabores Técnicos S.A. (ASTEK) is a 100% Costa Rican company dedicated to the design, manufacture and distribution of flavorings and colorants for the food products sector, as well as fragrances and colorants across the industrial sector.
We create flavorings, fragrances and colorants that add to your brand. We design exclusive products for our clients: the variety of scents, flavors and colors we offer make the difference, delighting all the senses.
ASTEK has created a wide range of fragrances for a variety of industrial uses and in a variety of presentations. Our fragrances emerge from the creativity and technical knowledge of perfume specialists, each one of whom puts their unique stamp on the scents that allow our clients’ brands and products to stand out.
ASTEK offers a wide range of flavorings that is growing every day thanks to the constant creation of new tastes and profiles by our dynamic Research and Development group.
Color is an important factor within the sensations a food provides. ASTEK offers various presentations that can be tailored to the needs of clients and their production lines.
We specialize in fragrances, colorants and flavorings for the industrial sector.
We work on the cutting edge to establish ourselves as a strategic partner in an increasingly competitive market. Our contribution is key in the development of products that meet the needs of our clients and their production lines.
We are working to reduce our carbon footprint as part of our commitment to the planet. In 2019, we are working on approximately 15 environmental projects. The installation of 160 solar panels, the optimization of our electric resources and the use of thermosolar energy for our hot water system have allowed us to reduce our electrical consumption by more than 90% at ASTEK.
Integrated Management System
ASTEK, with our firm commitment to provide products and services of outstanding quality made possible by our human resources, has developed and certified its Integrated Management System in four areas: Quality, Safety, Health and Occupational Safety, and Environment.
Research and Development
Fragrances, flavorings and colorants, made to order
Guided by experienced professionals with ample experience, using an interdisciplinary approach, our team seeks to discover new raw materials to meet new industry trends that are becoming more demanding and dynamic every day.
The colors and flavors of childhood are present this 2020. Natural colors remind us of the time to play and dream: red, yellow, green, blue. Color is an essential factor in creating sensations. Yellow...
Astek produces vanilla flavors for various applications in products such as beverages, dairy, baked goods and snacks. Innovation in the production of food products is accompanied by the incorporation...
At ASTEK the focus is 100% Quality. We are committed to the manufacture and distribution of safe products for the food sector, so that our customers have the confidence to use our products with the as...