Aboca has always invested in Technological Research. At first, this was necessary in order to develop a modern and competitive company which could ensure the efficacy, safety and quality of its products. Technology available for the herbal sector in the Seventies, when Aboca was set up, was quite backward in scientific and technological terms, and could not respond to the emerging needs of well being and health care. This practical approach to technological innovation became the driving power which turned Aboca into the leader in the field. Technological Research went on over the years and helped bring about both process and product innovation, not only inside the company, but also on a macro level, in the field of herbalism. Aboca’s technological innovations, many of which patented, range from the fields of agriculture to conservation and transformation.