Golden Omega was established in 2008 and is jointly owned by Orizon, Corpesca, and the Härting Group. Orizon and Corpesca are the leading Chilean fishing companies and processors and are subsidiaries of Empresas Copec, one of the largest publicly traded companies in Chile with a market capitalization of $21 billion (U.S. dollars). Härting is a Chilean chemical company and the owner of Arboris, the world´s leading phytoesterol producer.
Corpesca is the principal Chilean fish meal and fish oil producer and one of the largest worldwide. The company operates 80 fishing vessels and four fish-meal and fish oil plants in the northern part of Chile. Meanwhile, Orizon operates 10 vessels and 11 processing plants in the central and southern parts of Chile. The company also operates four fish meal and fish oil plants, as well as seven plants producing foods for human consumption.
Golden Omega’s new omega-3 processing plant is located in Arica, a port city in northern Chile, and is near an existing wild-caught fishery plant. The plant was engineered in Norway and meets the highest quality standards, including ICHQ7 (cGMP for Active Pharma Ingredients) and ICHQ10 (Pharmaceutical Quality System) to yield an extremely pure product.
The company’s processing technologies have been designed to meet or exceed industry standards in terms of reducing persistent organic pollutants (POPs), dioxins, furans, mercury and other heavy metals, as well as the fishy odor usually associated with omega-3 products.