Plant-based beverages

Plant-based for every taste: integrated solutions

With applications to produce “dairy alternative” products such as soy, oat, almond, peanut, rice and coconut milk from raw materials, along with specialist test facilities, GEA has developed a wide range of expertise to tackle upcoming challenges for this category of product.

No matter where you’re born, the first thing you taste as a baby is milk. But, in an ever-changing world, providing the best for your child is not always easy. More and more people are adopting flexitarian eating habits, vegetarianism or vegan diets as a response to concerns about the ecological footprint of some foods and beverages, animal welfare and overall health and wellbeing.

With cutting-edge technologies, process modules and lines, integrated solutions, decades of experience and a dedicated global team, GEA is working with its customers to design, install and support manufacturing plant for this growing market.

Acknowledging the variation in flavor and product type in different regions, GEA is well-positioned to satisfy customers all over the world. Our global plant-based beverage team is dedicated to supporting clients, wherever they are and whatever their application, to ensure that our expertise, innovation and development skills are available to all. At GEA, sustainable solutions are of utmost importance: by integrating our process solutions with our in-house cooling and heating solutions in the early phase, your plant will be designed with optimized energy efficiency, minimized operating costs and reduced carbon footprint.

Whether you’re a beverage manufacturer who wants to discover a new market, a dairy producer who wants to expand your product range or already have a strong brand in the market and want to stay ahead of the competition, contact us today and together, we can design the solution that’s tailored to your every need.

From raw material handling to aseptic filling and packaging, GEA offers fully integrated turnkey solutions, typically with product modules for each of the following process steps:

  • raw materials handling: liquid and powder handling
  • extraction: raw material processing, clarification, separation 
  • beverage preparation: liquid/powder additions, fermentation, thermal treatment and homogenization
  • concentration: evaporation, spray drying, membrane filtration, freeze concentration 
  • IBC filling
  • blowing, filling and packaging

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