Silvateam, leading producer of tara gum

Silvateam is the world leader in the production and commercialisation of tara gum with a production capacity of more than 900 tonnes from its Peruvian plantations of around 450 hectares located in the mountain region of Huánuco and the desert area of Ica.

Based in Lima, the modern manufacturing plant is devoted to the production of tara gum (Aglumix®01), for the food industry and tara powder (Ormotan®), for the leather market.

Aglumix®01 is packed in 25Kg paper bags or bulk bags. Thanks to a fully equipped laboratory staffed by highly qualified technicians, we can guarantee the quality of all our production. The company is certified ISO 9001:2000, Halal and Kosher.

Recently, Silvateam has invested significantly in research and development, establishing an applications and development centre in Bergamo (Northern Italy) to study the properties, interactions and applications of Aglumix®01 and other hydrocolloids. The use of these extensive laboratories and pilot plants allows our customers to develop their products using the best technical support and to achieve the correct results.

Social responsibility and environment

The harvest of tara pods involves communities of “campesinos”, the local farmers, who live in the inaccessible valleys of the Andes or in the desert plain of Ica region.

Since its inauguration, in 2001, Silvateam Peru has developed an ambitious social responsibility program, seeking to contribute to the intellectual and economic growth of its workers and these local communities. At the same time Silvateam respects the environment in which the company is established by the growth of the tree of tara, to the collection of pods and the production and sale of the food ingredient.

In 2010, Silvateam achieved the award of “Company of the Year” for the fifth consecutive year. Through the project “Sustainable use of resources: the relationship with the environment and social responsibility”, Silvateam was rated as the best company in the Environmental category, for its contribution to the local biological and agronomic research.