The Advanced Beverage Technologies Story
Advanced Beverage Technologies is both a holding company and the management hub of various related enterprises. All draw upon certain central resources while also having separate business management teams in most instances. A mainly central resource is the large and growing R&D function, which counts on several food scientists and distillation experts, and no less than six enologists in the various domestic and international operations.
Although established only in 2017, ABT is rooted in the 27 year old company, ConeTech Inc. which pioneered the application of advanced technology to the management of flavor and alcohol in premium California wine. ConeTech introduced to the USA the high-tech Spinning Cone Column (SCC) — then the only means of separating a desired amount of alcohol from wine, totally without detriment to the wine’s delicate natural aromas and flavors. Now world leader in providing this service to the wine industry, and seen as a standard winemaking tool in various countries, ConeTech was later instrumental in bringing the same techniques and services to the American tea and coffee industries, with revolutionary effect.
More recently ConeTech began branching into other synergistic technologies and beverage applications — whose diversified nature called for the creation of separate entities to fully develop their great potential — hence the founding of ABT, of which ConeTech with its original wine-oriented activities is one of several subsidiaries. Others so far include SpiriTech, which is well on the way to revolutionizing the economics and the natural flavor management of distilled spirits production. Also, a new subsidiary, JuiceTech, devoted to the creation of low sugar fruit juices. Additionally, a ConeTech division, specializing in the creation of “adult soft drinks”, besides an equipment leasing division.
Another highly successful subsidiary is PolarClad Inc. which specializes in a high tech proprietary system of insulation for wine tanks and other liquids, besides exclusive representation of the world’s most rapid but gentle mixing system for delicate liquids.