GAT Food Essentials, based near Vienna, Austria, was founded in 2004 as a division of GAT Microencapsulation AG, dedicated to develop the company's proprietary microencapsulation technology for the functional food and beverage industry. Starting with an innovative technology concept we quickly realized new product launches while continuously adapting and improving to arrive at our current state of the microencapsulation technology platform (wowCAPS® technology) for complex ingredients and their suitability for a range of applications.
By 2007, GAT Food Essentials had established a global sales and distribution network with offices in the Americas, Australia/New Zealand, and Europe, and distribution partners in various regions. Strategic partnerships with leading ingredients providers and long-term R&D collaborations with food and beverage companies have furthermore enabled us to become the recognized microencapsulation specialist we are today.A growing number of food and beverage products containing ingredients using GAT's microencapsulation technology and positive market response have led to the establishment of GAT Food Essentials GmbH as its own legal entity in early 2008. The reorganization enables us to focus even more strongly on our core competence, providing our wowCAPS® technology solution with full dedication to the functional food and beverage industry.