GAB Sistemas Analíticos
We are a small family run business founded in 1975 that is dedicated to the manufacture, commercialization and distribution of laboratory equipment of all kinds. Located 50 kilometers South of Barcelona, in the heart of DO Cava and DO Penedès, our micro-company has a wide range of chemical reagents, glassware and scientific instruments for all types of wineries and laboratories.
The extensive know-how and broad experience of our multidisciplinary team allows us to provide added value to the winemaker's day-to-day life. Through a technical service and personalized advice, we offer practical and decisive analytical solutions to our wide portfolio of clients at national and international level.
At GAB System we aim to become the leading company in the sector by providing ingenious solutions that offer our customers valuable information to achieve decision-making according to their needs. Experience, professionalism and efficiency are values that help us earn the trust of our clients and grow day by day as experts in the sector.
R+D+i AT GAB SYSTEM
We are the leading company in the sector when it comes to developing and innovating simple, practical and robust products according to the needs of a changing market. We work to perfect and improve classical techniques, automating these processes and achieving greater precision in the results. Most of the main (and not so main) wineries, laboratories, universities and oenological official centers in the sector are already benefiting from the instrumental innovations that we launch annually on the market.
At GAB Sistemática Analítica SL we work closely with different international partners with whom we share experiences and disclose knowledge and information. Collaborating with these leading companies from other countries also helps us in the implementation of our analyzers nationwide.
Juan García Barceló was born in Vilafranca del Penedés in 1918. After graduating in Chemistry in 1943, he fully dedicated his activity to the field of oenological research, undertaking his career at the INIA - National Institute of Agronomic Research. In the following years, García Barceló completed his career in the analytical field working at the Institute of Industrial Fermentations of the Juan de la Cierva Patronage and at the Vilafranca del Penedés Oenological official center (now INCAVI - Institut Català de la Vinya i el Vi) in addition to act as technical advisor for various companies in the sector.
During the fifties, Juan García Barceló began to combine his work within the analytical field with his other great passion, electronics, through which he developed and manufactured pH meters, colorimeters, conductivity meters and photometers, among other analog laboratory instruments created under the Meteor brand. It was from the seventies on that García Barceló began to publish referential works and writings on analytical oenology. Highlights in this regard are ‘Wine and derivatives analysis methodology’ from 1976, ‘The winery and wine’ from 1982 and ‘Analytical techniques for wines’ from 1990.
It was in 1975, already 57 years old, that Juan García Barceló decided to start and found his own company together with his son Joan X. Garcia Batlle. With GAB, father and son create an alliance that makes them pioneers in the development of specific methods and reagents for wine analysis.
At present, GAB Sistemática Analítica SL has managed to remain one of the leading companies in the sector thanks, in part, to the new vision of the future provided by Lluís García Ferrero, the third generation of the family that joins the organization chart of the company. At the age of 28, and after completing an engineering degree and an MBA, Garcia Ferrero has dedicated himself to renewing and modernizing those instruments created by his grandfather, to meet the needs of the current market and continue to grow both nationally and internationally with new equipment and methodologies.