For the company, the expansion of production facilities is absolutely critical, as there is great demand for the product in the international market, while domestic sales - in an economic downturn, may not support the growth prospects of Algae AEGE. The company in 2011 had reduced turnover by about 5% compared with the previous year, when the turnover was around 600,000 euros, while the results will be positive again though with very limited profits.
Today more than 80% of its production, is available inside, with few exports to Cyprus and Bulgaria.
The Algae AEGE, certified by TUV-CERT, is a leading Greek company, which developed from a family with three generations of experience in the production of agricultural products. In the production of spirulina came in 1997, under the Leader, in order to exploit the exceptional for the cultivation of microalgae Arthrospeira (Spirulina) present in Therma Nigritas, where the largest geothermal field in our country.
Noted that spirulina, an algae as half a millimeter in length, is the most nutritious substance on earth, containing protein reaches 63% and is used as a dietary supplement mainly, but by the cosmetics industry. Spirulina is known as the food of astronauts.