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Dairy processing is rising rapidly around the globe to meet the increasing appetite for milk and milk products from an ever-growing population. GEA’s years of experience and comprehensive know-how is leading the way in processing one of the world’s most important and versatile foods.

Expertise on a worldwide scale

GEA excels in building the large-scale facilities that the dairy processing industry needs to satisfy demand for its products, keep on top of

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Ensuring Your Peace of Mind

As global dairy producers constantly strive for higher quality, value added products, they often turn to proven technology providers for processing support.

Development of new dairy products can be a costly and labor-intensive investment for many customers. Add to that complex formulation, detailed process design and plant validation, this can become a daunting process for some customers to undertake alone.

GEA understands this very well and this is why we built dedicated test centers designed to help you to confidently trial your products before scaling up production.

Critical process technologies including separation, formulation, mixing, evaporation, and drying are available in our many small-scale test plants enabling you to conveniently prove your product or process before making a large-scale investment.

Working alongside our team of dedicated process experts, you will be able to formulate your products, refine recipes and then produce them at a small scale. We will then help you to evaluate the final product properties and to refine the process design before you scale up.

With decades of process experience gained from food processing plants all over the world, our test centers give you the confidence that the process units we deliver are optimized to suit the local process and environmental conditions. In addition, the ongoing refinements that we make through offline testing will ultimately benefit the final solution for your production facility.

Process design is only part of our offering. With GEA, you have access to the latest technologies, equipment and engineering expertise, which we will combine to deliver your complete end-to-end solution.

GEA GMP Pharmaceutical Spray Drying Facility

Our test centers are:

  • Liquid Mixing – Copenhagen (Denmark), Ahaus (Germany) 
  • Heat treatment – Ahaus (Germany)
  • Aseptic Processing – Ahaus (Germany)
  • Homogenization – Parma (Italy)
  • Separation - Oelde (Germany)
  • Powder mixing – Hamilton (New Zealand)
  • Spray Drying – Copenhagen (Denmark); Maryland (USA)
  • Freeze Drying – Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • Evaporation/distillation/membrane filtration – Karlsruhe (Germany)
  • Filtration – Hudson (USA) 
  • Freezing – Vancouver (Canada); Bakel (Netherlands)
  • Thermoforming packaging – Wallau (Germany)
  • Slicing and loading – Kempten (Germany)
  • Vertical packaging – Weert (Netherlands) 
  • Food processing and packaging – Frisco (TX, USA)

Contact us to find out more about how GEA can ensure your peace of mind.

Powder test facilities

Milk lactoferrin for nutrition and health

Milk is an amazing food that contains a wide range of important dietary components. And while ultimate thanks for this nutritional goodness goes to our dairy herds big and small, some clever engineering from GEA means that industry can extract and formulate key milk fractions into high value products that boost the nutritional value of many different foods and supplements.

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Aurivo entrusts in GEA to create sustainable liquid milk facility

Aurivo, Ireland’s second largest liquid milk processor, has cut CO2 emissions at its Killygordon site by 80%, thanks to GEA’s integrated milk processing and refrigeration & heat pump system.

Danone Nutricia plant at Cuijk, in the Netherlands

Danone in collaboration with GEA

Video from Danone Nutricia nutritional formula production facility in Cuijk/Haps, the Netherlands, with a nice testimonal and images from our Niro MSD spray dryers, MVR evaporator, and Ariete Homogenizers.

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