Carotech incorporated in 1990, is one of Malaysia's home-grown success stories.
The company is the first and largest intergrated plant in the world to commercially extract tocotrienol complex (Tocomin®), mixed carotene complex (Caromin®) and phytosterols (Stelessterolä) from virgin crude palm oil/ palm fruits (Elaeis guineensis). The extraction technology is protected through US Patents No. 7,544,822 & 5,157,132.
Carotech commenced production in 1995 and has since successfully carved a niche and become the leading and largest supplier of these phytonutrients, throughout the world, with the United States, Europe, Japan and Australia making up the main markets. These products are produced to the specific needs and specifications of clients and are mainly used in dietary supplements, pharmaceutical products, functional food/ drinks and cosmetic/ personal care applications. It now offers an array of tocotrienol and mixed carotenoid products ranging from concentrated oil suspension to beadlets and water dispersible powders/ emulsions for various applications.
Recognizing the importance of implementing total quality control and assurance, Carotech has embarked on implementing cGMP practices in the plant and has since successfully achieved cGMP certification in 2007.
In 1999, Carotech set up Carotech Inc., its worldwide sales and marketing office, in the United States. The new office serves to strengthen Carotech’s position throughout the world and provide the best possible service to customers as well as establish new opportunities for the company.
Carotech together with Hovid Bhd., one of the largest GMP-certified pharmaceutical companies in Malaysia, have achieved many pioneering successes in the local pharmaceutical and dietary supplement industries.