Our Company

Aromas y Sabores Técnicos S.A. (ASTEK) is a 100% Costa Rican company, dedicated to the design, manufacture, and distribution of flavorings and colorings for the food sector, as well as fragrances and dyes for the industrial sector in general.

ASTEK was founded on August 24, 1974 by a group of five people with extensive knowledge of industry and local market, with the firm intention, at the beginning, to produce flavorings and colorings for the national food industry. With the passing of time, ASTEK started diversifying products and included fragrances and dyes for the industrial sector to its wide range of products.

The growth experienced over the years has allowed us to cover the market of Central America, the Caribbean and Panama, thanks to the efforts of our administrative, technical, and productive staff, focused on providing excellent service, support and quality in products.

Customer satisfaction is one of our principles, that is why we have developed an Integrated Management System, based on quality, food safety, occupational health and safety, and environment. It has allowed us to keep at the forefront and consolidate our position as a strategic partner in an increasingly competitive market. ASTEK is located on Calle La Rusia, La Asunción de Belen, occupying an area of 3,500 m².

Services

Besides designing, producing, and distributing flavors, fragrances, dyes and other additives, we offer the possibility of working in innovation in a collaborative way in our facilities, where we have highly qualified staff, advanced technology equipment, two laboratories for research, innovation and development, and a quality laboratory. In addition, we provide technical consulting and support to our clients during the development of their products.

Our Seven Pillars

Quality

Quality

The commitment of supplying products of excellent quality is part of the management policy of ASTEK. We have an Integrated System that provides the assurance of it throughout the value chain of the organization, through different approaches and continuous improvement.

Food Safety

Food Safety

Food safety assurance is a priority to ASTEK, ensuring the conditions, practices, and standardized procedures for the production and supply of safe products to our commercial partners.

Occupational
Health
and Safety

Occupational Health and Safety

Work environment based on a model of “Healthy Company”, which, in addition to ensuring security, prevention and protection of employees, promotes the health and well-being, through an integrated approach.

Environment

Environment

We are focused in reducing the negative environmental impact through the optimization of resources, the use of clean energy (photovoltaic and solar thermal), proper waste management, and responsible and sustainable production.

Integrity, Ethics
and Transparency

Integrity, Ethics and Transparency

At ASTEK, we maintain a deal of respect, transparency and constant dialogue seeking the common good. The development of our operations and business relationships with the highest standards of transparency, ethics and good business practices, is of vital importance. At ASTEK, we are committed to ensure, the necessary actions for the prevention of fraud, bribery, corruption and misappropriation.

Innovation

Innovation

ASTEK has two laboratories for research and development, and advanced technology. Our valuable human resource is comprised by a group of professionals specialized in the development and design of flavors, fragrances, dyes, among others. The creation of novelty products strengthens ASTEK market positioning and differentiation. We also promote open and inclusive innovation through an annual competition of ideas, where we invite all employees to participate, providing possible ideas for improvement in any area.

Social
Responsibility

Social Responsibility

We try to generate positive impact on relations linked with ASTEK, through specific actions to promote the development of society both inside and outside of the organization. We are looking for development, balanced and interrelated, between economic growth, social welfare and responsible natural resource exploitation.

If you detect any breach of the ethical guidelines of ASTEK, please inform us.

Our Company

Aromas y Sabores Técnicos S.A. (ASTEK) is a 100% Costa Rican company, dedicated to the design, manufacture, and distribution of flavorings and colorings for the food sector, as well as fragrances and dyes for the industrial sector in general.

ASTEK was founded on August 24, 1974 by a group of five people with extensive knowledge of industry and local market, with the firm intention, at the beginning, to produce flavorings and colorings for the national food industry. With the passing of time, ASTEK started diversifying products and included fragrances and dyes for the industrial sector to its wide range of products.

The growth experienced over the years has allowed us to cover the market of Central America, the Caribbean and Panama, thanks to the efforts of our administrative, technical, and productive staff, focused on providing excellent service, support and quality in products.

Customer satisfaction is one of our principles, that is why we have developed an Integrated Management System, based on quality, food safety, occupational health and safety, and environment. It has allowed us to keep at the forefront and consolidate our position as a strategic partner in an increasingly competitive market.

ASTEK is located in Calle La Rusia, La Asunción de Belen, occupying an area of 3,500 m².

Services

Besides designing, producing, and distributing flavors, fragrances, dyes and other additives, we offer the possibility of working in innovation in a collaborative way in our facilities, where we have highly qualified staff, advanced technology equipment, two laboratories for research, innovation and development, and a quality laboratory. In addition, we provide technical consulting and support to our clients during the development of their products.

Our Seven Pillars

Quality

Quality

The commitment of supplying products of excellent quality is part of the management policy of ASTEK. We have an Integrated System that provides the assurance of it throughout the value chain of the organization, through different approaches and continuous improvement.

Food Safety

Food Safety

Food safety assurance is a priority to ASTEK, ensuring the conditions, practices, and standardized procedures for the production and supply of safe products to our commercial partners.

Occupational
Health
and Safety

Occupational Health and Safety

Work environment based on a model of “Healthy Company”, which, in addition to ensuring security, prevention and protection of employees, promotes the health and well-being, through an integrated approach.

Environment

Environment

We are focused in reducing the negative environmental impact through the optimization of resources, the use of clean energy (photovoltaic and solar thermal), proper waste management, and responsible and sustainable production.

Social
Responsibility

Social Responsibility

We try to generate positive impact on relations linked with ASTEK, through specific actions to promote the development of society both inside and outside of the organization. We are looking for development, balanced and interrelated, between economic growth, social welfare and responsible natural resource exploitation.

Integrity, Ethics
and Transparency

Integrity, Ethics and Transparency

At ASTEK, we maintain a deal of respect, transparency and constant dialogue seeking the common good. The development of our operations and business relationships with the highest standards of transparency, ethics and good business practices, is of vital importance. At ASTEK, we are committed to ensure, the necessary actions for the prevention of fraud, bribery, corruption and misappropriation.

Innovation

Innovation

ASTEK has two laboratories for research and development, and advanced technology. Our valuable human resource is comprised by a group of professionals specialized in the development and design of flavors, fragrances, dyes, among others. The creation of novelty products strengthens ASTEK market positioning and differentiation. We also promote open and inclusive innovation through an annual competition of ideas, where we invite all employees to participate, providing possible ideas for improvement in any area.

If you detect any breach of the ethical guidelines of ASTEK, please inform us.

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