Europe’s thirst for Scottish juice processing technology

Published: 6 October 2014

Innovative Scottish start-up company Advanced Microwave Technologies Ltd (AMT), was established in 2007 and has developed a unique method of delivering microwave energy deeply and evenly into the entire volume of flowing liquids, a technique which is now known as Microwave Volumetric Heating™ (MVH).

Advanced Microwave Technologies (AMT) was set up to commercialise and develop this process which has now evolved into one of the major innovations in liquid thermal processing in recent years.

AMT and DymoGroup of Belgium have signed a long-term distributor agreement to increase the reach of their unique nutritious juice processing technology into mainland Europe.

Consumers around the world are seeking convenient ways to improve health and increase their consumption of fruit and vegetables. Coupled with a trend towards less processed and more ‘functional foods’, there is an opportunity for fruit and vegetable drink producers to develop innovative products that target this health conscious market. AMT’s equipment uses a patented technique known as Microwave Volumetric Heating™ to produce highly nutritious and natural-tasting juices.

Stephen Roe, CEO of AMT, heralded the agreement as a major step forward for the company and the technology, “this is game-changing technology that improves juice production and gives the consumer what they want, healthier and better tasting juices.

DymoWave is part of a successful industrial automation business based in Belgium with an excellent track record in the very industries that AMT wants to serve. We’re looking forward to a strong collaborative partnership with DymoWave as we work to develop exciting new customer applications in Northern Europe.” 

Since 2010 AMT have engaged with organisations such as the Technology Strategy Board and Interface Scotland to access funding and expertise to validate the MVH technology. MVH can offer thermal processing methods across a wide range of industries and applications. This activity has been recognised and in 2012 AMT was granted prestigious Interface Excellence Awards for ‘Innovation of the Year’, and ‘Sustained Partnership’ for our ongoing collaboration with Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.

The company was recently selected as a National Champion representing United Kingdom in the 2013/14 European Business Award, as The UKTI Award for Innovation. 2014 has seen a significant expansion of the AMT team under the leadership of Stephen Roe (CEO).

DymoWave is a subsidiary of Dymo Group and will represent AMT in France, Germany, Benelux and Denmark. Dymo Group is an established industrial automation business based in Olen, Central Belgium with an excellent track record in the industries that AMT wants to serve. AMT is looking forward to a strong collaborative partnership with DymoWave as we jointly develop exciting new customer applications inage 2 Northern Europe. The Managing Director of DymoWave is Hans Geheniau.

For further information contact:
Stephen Roe


Source: Advanced Microwave Technologies


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