How GEA drives centrifugal force to save our world’s resources

130 years GEA Separation

What began in 1893 at GEA's Oelde site with the construction of the first
manually operated centrifuge for separating milk and cream, is now an
indispensable part of modern industry. Whether food, beverages,
pharmaceuticals and vaccines, chemical and marine technology or clean
water: anywhere liquids have to be processed, a separator or a decanter is
the heart of the production plant. GEA is celebrating 130 years of separation –
with a bright future ahead.

GEA Westfalia Separator – historic machine label
Photovoltaic system at GEA site in  Oelde

Press Release: GEA invests EUR 50 million in German centrifuge production sites

GEA modernizes its German centrifuge production facilities in Oelde and Niederahr. By investing in sustainable production, digitalization and automation, GEA is targeting further growth in its key markets, which include the...

GEA Separation celebrates it's 130th anniversary during a press conference in Oelde

Press conference: 130 years GEA Separation

Click here for the details of the press conference held at the German Oelde site to celebrate the anniversary.

Our GEA site in Oelde, Germany

Video: About our GEA site in Oelde

GEA's largest site is located in Oelde (Germany). Here, the separation business started 130 years ago. Discover what it looks like in the world's most modern separator plant.

GEA separator and decanter

The world of centrifuges

Learn more about where GEA centrifuges contribute to a better world.

Figure 1: GEA is modernizing its Niederahr plant in Germany with an investment package of more than EUR 15 million.  (Photo: GEA/Julian Poll)

Sustainability boost for decanter plant

The anniversary within the anniversary: GEA is also celebrating 60 years of decanters from Niederahr, Germany. Now the plant is getting a sustainable facelift.

Arda working together with GEA apprentice Liam Lutz

A showcase project: GEA gets kindergarten children excited about technology

GEA in Oelde has a long tradition of providing its own training and promoting young talent. This showcase project demonstrates how enthusiasm for technology can be fostered even among the youngest.

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