Barth-Haas Family of Companies
BetaTec Hop Products is the newest addition to the Barth-Haas Group. BetaTec was established to focus the collective Barth-Haas expertise in hops and hop products for the development of applications outside the traditional brewing industry.
Other Members of the Barth-Haas Group:
Joh. Barth & Sohn GmbH, Nuremberg, founded in 1794. The company is the market leader in hop trading and processing in Germany. Joh. Barth & Sohn accounts for 50 percent of the Barth-Haas Group’s total turnover of 150 million euros. While the business activities of Joh. Barth & Sohn were originally focused exclusively on hop trading, since the 1960s hop processing has become the company’s second main activity.
John I. Haas, Inc. was founded in 1914 and specializes in hop trading and processing. The company owns and runs its own hop yards, warehouses, extraction plants and pelletization plants in the Northwestern United States. Haas is a leader in the field of research and development of hop-based products for use in and outside the brewing industry.
Hop Products Australia, in Hobart/Tasmania grows and processes hops for the domestic and world markets. The company pursues an intensive research programs concentrating on breeding new aroma and alpha varieties.
Botanix Ltd., in the United Kingdom, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Joh. Barth & Sohn (Germany). Botanix has two production facilities in the UK, one in Eardiston in the West Midlands and one in Paddock Wood, in the county of Kent. Botanix specializes in hop based aroma products as well as supplying the full range of downstream bittering products.
NATECO2, based in Wolnzach (Germany), began operations in its hop extraction plant in the 1960s. Today, the company is the world’s largest manufacturer of hop extracts and natural substances produced using CO2 as a solvent.
Hopfenveredlung St. Johann GmbH & Co. KG, in St.Johann (Germany), includes a research brewery and state-of-the-art cold stores. Hopfenveredlung St. Johann has the world’s largest hop pelletization plant for Type 45 and Type 90.
Barth-Haas (Beijing) Trade Co. Ltd., in People’s Republic of China. The company, along with Xinjiang Green Diamond Hop Co, Ltd. In Xinjiang and Gansu Tianma Hops Co. Ltd. in Gansu provides hop trading and processing of domestic and imported hops and hop products to the Chinese market.
Simply Hops Ltd., allows Joh. Barth and Sohn to respond to the specific needs of smaller breweries and fulfill the additional objective of efficiently supplying such establishments with high-quality hop products. Simply Hops Ltd. thus offers a selection of the renowned Barth product range to smaller consumers.
Barth Innovations Ltd., is a centre for innovation, servicing the R&D needs of the European member companies of the Barth-Haas Group, namely, Joh. Barth & Sohn GmbH, in Germany and UK. The goals of Barth Innovations Ltd. are to develop innovative, hop-based products, primarily for the global brewing industry. Improve manufacturing processes within the Group’s companies. Extend application expertise and technical support for the use of our products. Develop an R&D program relevant to the future needs of the Barth-Haas Group. Intensify co-operation with universities and other institutions.