Serving the whole world and all major economic sectors, GEA Separation has been in operation at top speed for well over a century with a wide range of products. Our purpose "Engineering for a better world" refers to shaping tomorrow’s world today – with over 3,500 applications, maximum efficiency, and a corporate DNA that has always consistently pursued sustainable operations.
There are so many challenges and things to deal with in the present that there is scarcely time to look back.
But let’s allow ourselves a brief moment to do so: over the course of 130 years, we have built up a vast amount of knowledge regarding centrifugal separation technology and its ever progressive applications. And not just in Oelde, Germany, where it all began, but also in over 110 countries where separators and decanter centrifuges are now an essential part of operations.
1893: Ahead of their time – on September 1, centrifuge pioneers Franz Ramesohl and Franz Schmidt started developing and producing dairy separators in Oelde, Germany.
1990: Outstanding products – more than 1,000 internationally registered patents and 210 independent inventions to date, with many more to come. This is all down to the brains behind the ideas.
1994: Thinking big – and acting big with the incorporation into the international GEA Group, which, as majority shareholder, is the foundation of the global expansion strategy.
2003: Centrifuges yesterday, today, and tomorrow – as part of the 110-year anniversary celebrations, the German Centrifuge Museum opens in Oelde, Germany. The museum showcases the extraordinary success of separators and decanters down through the years.
2013: Four ultra-modern plants – with new production capacities in Bengaluru (India), Wuqinq (China) and Niederahr (Germany), and Oelde (Germany), where the world's most advanced separator plant is launched, GEA is optimally positioned to handle international challenges.
2021: Working together towards "Mission 26" – creating a better world through ambitious targets we have set ourselves, such as net-zero emissions by 2040 and validated interim targets (SBTi – Science-Based Targets initiative) by 2030.
2023: More exciting than ever before – innovation and new ideas are now vital in light of digital transformation, resource conservation, new forms of energy, the integration of artificial intelligence, and other challenges.
We need actions, not just words. Ideally, by making the world a little better every day – with innovative products from GEA. Sustainability and resource conservation are not just on-trend topics, but are matters of existential importance that will have long-term benefits. Specifically, this means companies count on us for everything – from world food supply to world health, from global resource conservation to solving all kinds of world problems.
Amortization of investment in modern separators and decanters is often achieved faster than expected – we can show you what’s possible and feasible for your specific project.
CEO Separation & Flow Technologies Division
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