Hispanagar is one of the world's leading manufacturers of purified seaweed extracts. With an extensive knowledge on marine hydrocolloids, Hispanagar started working with agar in the 1950s. Algae from oceans all over the world are processed through different transformation production lines, using various technologies, and are subjected to sophisticated extraction and purification operations. The result is an extensive range of agar, including a wide range of bacteriological, pharmaceutical, and food agar, numerous varieties of agaroses, and a complete line of peptones that complement the range of agar dedicated to microbiology.
More than sixty years of experience dedicated to the manufacture and research of innovative products and applications.
Extensive knowledge of the algae species suitable for each application, and their collection methods and treatments.
Exhaustive and strict quality control throughout the production chain, from raw material collection to end product before application.
Since its foundation in the 1950s, Hispanagar has dedicated its material and human resources to the manufacture and optimization of agar, as well as to research and develop innovative products and new applications for algae extracts that add value to the product and provide a benefit to society.
At the beginning of the 1970s, Hispanagar develops the first bacteriological and purified agar production line, two totally innovative products in Spain. A few years later, Hispanagar carries out an ambitious research plan to implement an industrial process to produce agarose, and became one of the world's leaders in the processing of this product.
In the 1980s, peptones (basic ingredients, together with agar, for the manufacture of bacteriological culture media) produced at Biotécnica, a subsidiary plant located in Mexico, starts to be commercialized.
Nowadays, in the XXI century, Hispanagar's Institute of Applied Research has started and a fruitful collaboration participating in doctoral theses and undergraduate dissertations, thus a scientific team was brought together to strengthen research policies and foster the development of innovative products and new applications able to face the challenges of a changing world.
It is essential to work with the best raw material to obtain the highest quality of finished product. The collecting and processing of algae is very complex, but many years of experience have furnished Hispanagar with the knowledge to asses which algae are suitable for each specific application, and to select the proper collection and processing methods.
The company collects several selected species of algae across all five continents (Atlantic coast of Southern Europe, North and South America, North Africa, Oceania, and Southeast Asia) and has its own collection organization that follows the strictest quality and supervision controls.
Hispanagar has a plant of 100,000 square feet to store its raw material. These warehouses can accommodate large stocks of algae, thus guaranteeing supply to all clients, even in times of shortage.
To be a market leader means to be able to offer our clients the products that best suit their needs, and to always ensure the highest level of quality. The company's strategic mission is focused on carrying out an exhaustive and strict quality control across the entire production chain, from raw material collection to manufacturing to subsequent advisory services on how to use the end product.
ISO 9001 CERTIFICATION
Hispanagar has always been committed to quality and continuous improvement, and our twenty-year uninterrupted ISO 9001 certification prove that we have successfully met the new and ever stricter requirements of such a standard. We currently have a robust ISO-9001-certified Quality Management System focused on client satisfaction.
As an integral element of quality, Hispanagar works on new challenges to prevent food risks, and is at the forefront of new analytical techniques and applicable technology. We are certified by Applus as compliant with the IFS Global Markets-Food standard. This recognition rewards the effective implementation of a HACCP system and good production practices.
GREEN PRODUCTION CERTIFICATION
Hispanagar manufactures safe and healthy products that meet the expectations of various stakeholders, using natural and environmentally-friendly ingredients. That is why we offer our clients high quality products that contribute to their well-being. The company's catalog includes food agar certified as organic by the Council of Organic Agriculture in Castilla y León.
KOSHER AND HALAL
The agar manufactured by Hispanagar has a Kosher certificate, being suitable for consumption by the Jewish population.
The vegetable origin of the raw material and the agar extraction process developed by Hispanagar, make our product naturally suitable for the vegan, vegetarian and Halal public.