The AstaReal Group has been producing natural astaxanthin in Gustavsberg, Sweden, and decided to build an additional factory in response to increased global demand. The new factory will have more than double the production capacity of the existing Swedish facility and will more than triple the AstaReal Groups’ total production capacity. The increased capacity will allow AstaReal to offer a stable supply of natural astaxanthin to its customers in the U.S. and around the world. The factory site in Moses Lake has ample space for further expansion.
The City of Moses Lake in Grant County was chosen after a global search and is a perfect match for AstaReal Technologies’ new factory. According to the company, Moses Lake offers a stable supply of pure water and renewable electrical energy, two resources that are critical to the success of the new facility.
“AstaReal is honored to be a community member of Moses Lake, Grant County and Washington State, and expects the community will experience significant growth and development which it hopes to contribute to,” said Mitsunori Nishida, president and CEO of Fuji Chemical Industry.