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The beverage market is experiencing dynamic growth worldwide and there is an increasing variety of new products to meet demand, from fruit juices, even with natural bits, to isotonic and health drinks. GEA is a leader in providing the technological and technical expertise to help producers, brewers and wine makers to quench the global thirst for beverages.

From turnkey projects to packaging

We develop innovative solutions for manufacturing and preparing juice, syrup, soft drinks, drink concentrates, coffee, tea, soy drinks, spirits, wine and beer. Our expertise extends from complete turnkey projects, engineering, planning and construction to process automation, refrigeration, aseptic and ultra clean filling and packaging. 

GEA beverage technology is easy to install and maintain, enabling customers to benefit from significantly lower operating costs, while achieving the highest quality production. 

As well as complying with international quality and hygiene standards, our components and systems are designed to minimize the consumption of natural resources − such as water, energy and raw materials − to reduce the customers’ environmental footprint.

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A Glass Half Full Approach to Beverage Innovation

A leader in providing the technical know-how, equipment and solutions that help producers of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages to process and manufacture a wide range of beverages, worldwide, GEA’s test centers in Italy, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands and the United States provide an extensive portfolio of service, support and production technologies.

Beverage test center

From mixing and filtration to filling and packaging applications, our highly trained experts can assist and expedite the development of innovative new products or optimize the production of existing ones. From lab- to pilot-scale and beyond, including skid-mounted and plug & play options, we can perform comparative process studies, facilitate customer trials, help with application development and conduct product- or customer-specific tests.

Dedicated to working with customers to overcome their processing challenges, our expertise includes mixing (Denmark, Germany), filling and packaging (Italy), homogenization (Italy), freeze concentration (Netherlands), thermal treatment, separation, compressors for industrial and commercial refrigeration, distillation, fermentation, evaporation (Germany) and filtration (Germany, US). We can also provide mobile test units for on-site use and have a long-established history of dealing with blending and brewing issues.

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. Our skillset includes collaborating with customers to design, tailor and optimize solutions to meet specific processing requirements and/or test new concepts.

From new product and feasibility trials to scale-up studies, training programs and process support, we believe that our services greatly benefit anyone involved in industrial R&D, equipment selection, process optimization and product development.

A trusted supplier of equipment to the beverage industry, GEA offers manufacturers all over the world the opportunity to enter into a profitable partnership to develop both products and processes. We combine advanced in-house technology with a thorough understanding of the industry to help customers maximize their development results. Your needs are critical and individual; our worldwide beverage test centers have been designed to meet those needs.

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Efficient, flexible bottling technology for an uncompromising organic beverage manufacturer

CEO Jacob Voelkel provides key insights about what it takes to be successful in this competitive industry and explains the important role GEA VIPOLL has played in their most recent expansion.

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Full flavored alcohol-free beer from the Sacred Mountain

GEA’s reverse osmosis dealcoholization technology preserves the original character of the Andechs wheat beer.

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