Carbonated drinks

Lemonades & sodas

The carbonated drinks sector, including lemonades and sodas, is a mature category in the beverages market. In recent years, it has gone through multiple changes, and this state of flux is expected to continue in the near future.

Carbonated drinks have relatively low price points and margins compared with some other consumer goods categories, thus impacting on brand owner's inclination to add additional costs through packaging innovation. The industry is trying to find ways to deliver the product in terms of effective and efficient product delivery that is fit for purpose but in a more cost-effective way from a manufacturing perspective.

Pressure remains on this industry from health lobbyists looking for improvements to drinkers' diets, particularly when it comes to childhood obesity. Consequently, there has been a shift from high-sugar carbonated drinks to healthier and often sugar-free, diet or inferred health varieties that offer comparable taste and quality. The rise of sports drink has also impacted market share. Key drivers relate to reducing costs and winning the battle at the point of sale in terms of shelf standout and the communication of iconic brand values. Sustainability is also on the agenda.

GEA can offer you the complete range of equipment for your bespoke needs, from intake systems, measuring flow of liquids with high-accuracy flow meters, water deaeration, sugar dissolving, batch or in-line blending, carbonation up to filling and packaging. We provide the solutions for your complete production process.

GEA processing units for non-alcoholic beverage production

Advanced beverage processing with GEA process units

A thirst for the extraordinary.

Dedicated to working with customers to overcome their processing challenges, we can help you to build quality into your processes, adjust key parameters to drive your critical quality attributes to the required target levels and bring new products to market in a quick and efficient way.

GEA Insights

Josep Masramón and his daughter stand in front of their GEA batch milking installation.

How batch milking supports sustainable dairy farming

The latest evolution in automated milking introduces batch milking – a dairy farming practice where cows are milked in groups at fixed milking times, usually two or three times per day. The automation technology is helping to...

GEA supports clean water projects in Tanzania

Access to safe water and sanitation is still a challenge in a lot of countries. Illness from dirty drinking water and daily treks to fetch it, mean many children cannot attend school. Thanks to a collaboration with Hamburg-based...

GEA employees are people with purpose

In pursuit of its core mission – Engineering for a better world – GEA is building an employer of choice culture that offers employees the opportunity to reimagine solutions, collaborate across disciplines and contribute to a...

Receive news from GEA

Stay in touch with GEA innovations and stories by signing up for news from GEA.

Contact us

We are here to help! With just a few details we will be able to respond to your inquiry.