8 Apr 2021
GEA launches its new CookStar 1000 spiral oven for manufacturers of roasted, crispy-coated and smoked products.
7 Apr 2021
GEA supports its long-standing partner Biopharma from Ukraine with the delivery of further state-of-the-art separators for blood plasma fractionation.
31 Mar 2021
As the innovation leader in aseptic blow-fill-cap processes, GEA helps manufacturers produce attractive, long-life products that meet these high standards.
31 Mar 2021
GEA has for the first time achieved the ranking of “Gold Standard” in the EcoVadis sustainability assessment.
24 Mar 2021
GEA, one of the world's leading companies in mechanical and plant engineerin, will participate in the upcoming virtual ACHEMA Pulse (15–16 June) and address some of the key issues facing today’s manufacturers of biopharmaceuticals.
24 Mar 2021
A world leader in centrifuge technology, GEA, is now entering the single-use separator market.
23 Mar 2021
From April 19 to 30, 2021, GEA will offer its customers and interested parties a contemporary alternative to the traditional customer event.
22 Mar 2021
The Supervisory Board of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft has reached further decisions for an orderly membership transition in the Supervisory Board, following December’s nomination of Klaus Helmrich as the successor to the current Chairman, Dr. Helmut Perlet. Jean E. Spence and Ahmad M.A. Bastaki have both informed the Board that they will not stand at the next election of shareholder representatives.
22 Mar 2021
For small organic dairy farms, finding the right level of automation is key. For Camphill Village in South Africa, updating to a smart GEA in-line milking parlor was the best solution for improving efficiency without losing the hands-on approach the unique farmers require in their daily work. Thanks to their efforts and the modernization of their milking parlor, residents of greater Cape Town have access to high-quality dairy and other farm-fresh foods year-round.
9 Mar 2021
On the back of digital transformation, data collection and analysis have come to play an increasingly important role in helping dairy farmers achieve greater efficiency and flexibility while enhancing animal welfare. In light of this development, GEA has engineered a new herd and farm management system called DairyNet. Based on over 35 years’ experience in this field, it marks the latest evolution in the proven GEA DairyPlan system.
4 Mar 2021
In 2020, GEA further strengthened its operational results and its financial and net asset position in a highly challenging economic environment. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, both order intake (EUR 4,703 million) and revenue (EUR 4,635 million) declined only slightly. EBITDA before restructur-ing measures (EUR 532 million) and ROCE (17.1 percent) increased substantially. Net liquidity also rose significantly, increasing by EUR 374 million to EUR 402 million. On this basis, GEA will propose a stable dividend of EUR 0.85 per share to its shareholders. The company expects increased revenue and earnings in 2021.
3 Mar 2021
With the opening of its new service location in Patterson, California, USA, GEA is making it easier for industrial refrigeration customers to get the support they need.
26 Feb 2021
GEA has successfully concluded the sale of compressor manufacturer Bock, formerly assigned to its Refrigeration Technologies division, to NORD Holding, as was contractually agreed in September 2020. Closing took place on today’s date. The parties have agreed not to disclose the financial details of the transaction.
25 Feb 2021
The new patented No Intervention Fines Return System (FRS) from GEA allows dairy and food powder producers to automate the cleaning-in-place (CIP) processes of their spray dryer fines return system, leading to reduced down time, improved working conditions and guaranteeing product safety.
23 Feb 2021
The DLG (German Agricultural Society) and its trade partners honored GEA at its digital award ceremony on February 23 with the International FoodTec Award in silver for its new “IDEAL Whey Separation” concept.
22 Feb 2021
In 2019, a producer in Ukraine specializing in edible oil refining selected GEA to expand and optimize its existing production facility. Already a GEA customer, Oliyar, had ambitious goals: to improve oil quality, increase machine availability and process productivity, and reduce fixed costs while keeping their up-front investment low.
18 Feb 2021
Honeywell UOP selected GEA Refrigeration Technologies’ oil & gas team to supply engineered compression packages for a tail gas application at a refinery in Azerbaijan. Utilizing GEA's most powerful screw compressor, the GEA model XH, the systems are designed for a modernization program at the refinery.
12 Feb 2021
Process engineering group GEA and Israeli foodtech start-up Better Juice have joined forces to help beverage manufacturers produce healthier, lower-sugar fruit juice.
11 Feb 2021
Due to a growing number of rules and regulations and its own climate targets, there is an absolute need for the industry to reduce its carbon footprint and become more energy efficient overall. With cooling and heating traditionally accounting for anywhere between 50 and 90 percent of a plant’s entire energy consumption, it’s the ideal starting point for GEA’s SEnS initiative.
10 Feb 2021
At its meeting yesterday, the Supervisory Board of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft extended the contract of CEO Stefan Klebert (55) by five years until December 31, 2026.
10 Feb 2021
GEA has recently been awarded an exclusive patent for its GEA Clean Purge system for food and dairy spray dryers.
9 Feb 2021
GEA has received two orders for gas cleaning systems from the oil and energy group Compañía Española de Petróleos SA (CEPSA, Madrid, Spain) for their refineries in La Rabida and San Roque.
2 Feb 2021
For Carlow Brewing Company, GEA VIPOLL will install Ireland's first Visitron ALL-IN-ONE line. Looking for a multifunctional filling system, the craft brewer chose GEA's combined rinser-filler-seamer block, which offers brewers maximum production flexibility and reliability.
1 Feb 2021
Kai Becker takes over as CEO of GEA’s Refrigeration Technologies Division as of February 1, 2021.
26 Jan 2021
With its high-performance slicers that can be integrated into fully automated slicing and packaging lines, GEA is setting benchmarks for the global food processing industry. GEA engineers have now developed a special saw-tooth edge for involute blades that guarantees high-quality slicing without the need to first crust freeze products, such as cooked sausage and ham.
25 Jan 2021
At the end of 2020, GEA signed a contract to supply olive oil extraction lines for the new Olibest oil mill in the Alentejo region of Portugal, in the district of Serpa. The order, worth more than EUR 4 million, is the largest in the history of GEA's Center of Excellence for Olive Oil, further strengthening GEA’s reputation as one of the leading suppliers for olive oil production, and is an important milestone for the sector.
11 Jan 2021
The GEA PowerPak PLUS thermoforming packaging machine lends itself to a range of different packaging solutions, including handling protection, vacuum, MAP and shrink packaging. GEA has recently added a new dimension of versatility to the PowerPak PLUS by making it possible to use a more sustainable paper-based packaging alternative with this technology.
4 Jan 2021
On December 31, 2020, GEA has closed the sale of Japy Tech SAS (formerly GEA Farm Technologies Japy SAS) and Royal De Boer Stalinrichtingen B.V. to Mutares SE & Co. KGaA that was contractually agreed in November 2020.
18 Dec 2020
Another award for the serial winner in this competition, the machinery and equipment manufacturer and technology leader GEA: The British Refrigeration & Air Conditioning magazine (RAC) has now honored GEA with the RAC Cooling Industry Awards in the category "Contractor of the Year 2020".
17 Dec 2020
The Supervisory Board of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft set the course for an orderly membership transition in the Supervisory Board. Klaus Helmrich (62), currently a member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO Digital Industries until September 30, 2020, is to succeed Dr. Helmut Perlet as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. The corresponding resolution recommending the election of the candidate at the Annual General Meeting on April 30, 2021 was passed by the Supervisory Board at its meeting today.
16 Dec 2020
Lactoferrin is an important functional ingredient for supporting health and nutrition worldwide. With technology from GEA, industry can extract and turn several milk fractions into high value products that boost the nutritional value of many different foods and supplements.
10 Dec 2020
The water consumption of dairies, breweries or in the production of cosmetic products is continuously under scrutiny. A traditional process, the so-called pigging of product-carrying pipelines, makes it possible to save water in the long term during pipe cleaning and to minimize product losses in liquid processes.
8 Dec 2020
CDP assessed GEA’s efforts in the “water” category for the first time, awarding it an excellent “A” score; GEA also maintained last year’s “A-” rating in the climate benchmark.
7 Dec 2020
Milk producers benefit from a global service support network and digital platform for herd and farm management.
7 Dec 2020
The idea is as ingenious as it is unique and has the potential to become a global role model: the Bunhill Heat and Power Network project in central London. By using waste heat from the London Underground network, 1,350 homes, a school and two leisure centers in Islington are now heated and supplied with hot water as part of the council’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions and achieve CO₂ neutrality by 2030.
24 Nov 2020
In order to be able to produce a vaccine against the corona virus Sars-CoV-2 in large quantities, quickly and safely, GEA is supplying further separator systems to the Chinese biopharmaceutical company Beijing Sinovac Life Sciences.
23 Nov 2020
Asia’s largest milk powder plant AmulFed focuses on sustainability with efficient GEA technologies
19 Nov 2020
GEA helps Janssen Belgium to redefine the future pharmaceutical supply chain with ConsiGma® 4.0 continuous manufacturing solutions
18 Nov 2020
Swedish whisky producer Agitator Whiskymakare AB chose key GEA technologies for its new mash house, namely the GEA MILLSTAR® and GEA LAUTERSTAR®. These machines increase the yield from the raw material and shortens the brewing cycle. A decisive factor in the selection process was GEA’s global brewery experience.
17 Nov 2020
GEA automates the functionality of its separators for marine applications with a new Upgrade Kit. For GEA customers this means cost savings, safe operation and an improved CO₂ balance for their plants.
13 Nov 2020
The largest milking carousel in China is also the first of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region. GEA installed its most powerful milking carousel from the DairyRotor series for Lvyuan Animal Husbandry, China's leading producer of raw milk.
12 Nov 2020
More and more customers worldwide, and for some years now especially in China, are opting for GEA's technological solutions in the production of polycarbonates. GEA is thus further expanding its good market position in the production of polycarbonates.
5 Nov 2020
In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic and all related obstacles GEA could sign another contract for the engineering and supply of an electrostatic tar precipitator with a long-term customer.
5 Nov 2020
In a difficult economic environment in which the COVID-19 pandemic continued to weigh on GEA’s order intake and revenue, the positive effects of the measures introduced last year to improve efficiency are becoming increasingly noticeable. In the third quarter of 2020, for example, the Group further increased EBITDA before restructuring measures, improved free cash flow, continued to reduce net working capital and converted the net debt at the prior-year reporting date into net liquidity.
4 Nov 2020
In line with its stated strategic portfolio optimization, GEA is divesting two companies that until now have been part of the Group’s Farm Technologies division.
30 Oct 2020
Dr. Mark Schneeberger has been appointed Head of Application Development Beverages & Beer at GEA in Kitzingen as of October 1, 2020, succeeding Dr. Rudolf Michel, who retires at the end of March 2021.
29 Oct 2020
The GEA pectinMaster decanter line is available in several sizes, ranging from CF 1000 to CF 8000 (ATEX and non-ATEX) and can be adapted to accommodate specific production capacities.
27 Oct 2020
With a new series of washing machines for the shaping tools of the extrusion machines, GEA is meeting the global demand for more efficiency and sustainability.
14 Oct 2020
GEA increase the maximum top speeds for several of its reciprocating and screw compressors.
14 Oct 2020
GEA has launched an innovation that combines the successful GEA Blu chillers and GEA Red heat pumps in a single product.
14 Oct 2020
The GEA BluQ chiller with GEA CompaX, one of the world’s first semi-hermetic compact screw compressor for ammonia, has proved to be a great success in field tests at Wolf Butterback KG.
14 Oct 2020
Two years after introducing the Red series heat pumps GEA RedAstrum and GEA RedGenium, GEA has launched new versions which considerably improve their application range.
14 Oct 2020
GEA has launched the latest version of its Purger for refrigeration plants that uses the environmentally-friendly natural refrigerant R290 (propane).
14 Oct 2020
GEA has launched a screw compressor package series specifically designed for high-pressure applications.
14 Oct 2020
GEA has launched an addition to its range of ball valves by adding the KVplus and KVplus cryo series of top-entry ball valves designed specifically to operate with pressures of up to 100 bar.
14 Oct 2020
GEA AWP's ValveCalc software is a key tool for fast and accurate design and selection of components in the planning phase of projects. GEA AWP will soon launch ValveCalc 7.0 which enables the selection and sizing of AWP refrigerant valves for refrigeration plants.
13 Oct 2020
The new GEA ScreenFilter passively filters brine using gravitation force and avoids protein activation which can clog injection needles. It is ideal for lighter brines which enhance flavor and extend the shelf life of high-quality food products such as ham, poultry and bacon.
12 Oct 2020
Brazilian dairy farm “Fazenda Trevisan” produces and processes their own milk directly for the region; this end-to-end solution is possible thanks to sustainable GEA technology.
8 Oct 2020
GEA has signed a contract for the supply of a new, environmentally friendly cooling system with one of the leading British ice cream producers, the Scottish premium ice cream manufacturer Mackie's.
5 Oct 2020
GEA will launch in November its new vertical SmartPacker CX400 D-Zip for pre-packaged food products for retail and food service. It combines fast, high-quality operation with maximum flexibility and uptime.
2 Oct 2020
GEA is one of the exclusive partners for this year's Chillventa eSpecia (October 13 to 15, 2020). Chillventa will be completely digital due to the Corona pandemic. The global refrigeration, air conditioning and ventilation technology and heat pump community thus again demonstrated commitment and innovative spirit - even in difficult times.
1 Oct 2020
GEA has recently opened the doors to its new GEA Pet Food Experience Center (PEX) in Galliera Veneta, Italy.
28 Sep 2020
A comprehensive suite of digitally enhanced Remote Service options heralds a new era of communication, interactive dialogue and immersive virtual reality experiences for GEA pharmaceutical clients.
24 Sep 2020
In light of the ongoing difficult situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board of GEA Group AG have resolved that the Annual General Meeting for the 2019 fiscal year will be held as a virtual event. The AGM, which has been postponed from April 30 to November 26, 2020, will consequently take place without the physical presence of shareholders or their proxies.
22 Sep 2020
As part of its continued focus on strategic core markets – the food, beverages and pharmaceutical industries – Düsseldorf-based technology group GEA is selling the compressor manufacturer Bock, which is in GEA’s Refrigeration Technologies division, to NORD Holding. The purchase agreement was signed yesterday. The parties have agreed not to disclose the financial details of the transaction. The transaction remains subject to regulatory clearance. Closing of the transaction is expected in early 2021.
22 Sep 2020
Field tests demonstrate precision and reliability of GEA DairyMilk M6850 Cell Count Sensor
22 Sep 2020
Air flow simulation reveals important findings for safe reopening of GEA cafeterias
9 Sep 2020
Jill Meiburg (48) will become Head of Corporate Communications, Marketing and Brand at GEA Group AG on November 1, 2020. In this position, she will report to Stefan Klebert, CEO GEA Group, succeeding Nicole Pichin, who left the company at the end of July 2020.
7 Sep 2020
The Düsseldorf Local Court has appointed Professor Annette G. Köhler (53) to the Supervisory Board of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft effective October 1, 2020. The recognized expert in German and international accounting has been teaching accounting, auditing and controlling at the University of Duisburg-Essen since 2005. She will succeed Hartmut Eberlein (68), who is resigning from his position effective September 30, 2020. It is planned that Professor Köhler will stand for election at the Annual General Meeting on November 26, 2020.
7 Sep 2020
With the delivery of a state-of-the-art and individually adapted wet scrubber plant, GEA supports its customer Licharz, a specialized manufacturer of semi-finished engineering plastics, in its goal to reduce environmental impact.
2 Sep 2020
GEA has made a series of important changes to its trusted SANICIP® bag filtration system for food- & dairy spray dryers in a long-term development project that will provide valuable operational benefits to users of the new equipment.
28 Aug 2020
The new school year has kicked off in most of Germany, and with it, new hygiene requirements. In most of Germany’s federal states every elementary school child is required to wear a mask covering their mouth and nose while they are in school or on school premises.
26 Aug 2020
GEA has supplied integrated cooling and heating systems for the new site of the poultry processing company 2 Sisters Storteboom B.V. in Komorniki, Poland.
19 Aug 2020
GEA Group AG decided on strategic guidelines and significant investments to further optimize its production network. In this context, production at the Bodenheim site near Mainz will be discontinued by the end of 2024. The plant in Koszalin, Poland, will be expanded into a Center of Competence for pump production and comprehensive machining. GEA will invest around EUR 30 million in this expansion. Investments and a further consolidation of production and process activities are planned at other locations, too. The aim is to further strengthen GEA’s global production network in order to increase productivity and reduce its cost base.
18 Aug 2020
With BiSeptDip Barrier, GEA is now expanding its portfolio of teat dips containing chlorine dioxide with a barrier product in the premium range, which offers excellent protection with outstanding care properties.
17 Aug 2020
With LeakCheck, GEA is launching a new in-line measurement system capable of checking seal and package integrity on all forms of modified atmosphere packs (MAP) contactless. This guarantees the protective function and the quality of the food packaging for goods in perfect condition.
13 Aug 2020
"PROTINUS" (lat. forward, further") is the name of the project with which the biopharmaceutical company CSL Behring will significantly increase the production capacity of immunoglobulin at its site. GEA received the order for the process plant, the heart of the facility.
12 Aug 2020
EBITDA before restructuring measures (EUR 140 million) up by a substantial 26.2 percent in second quarter — Order intake (EUR 1,034 million) down 9.8 percent on previous year — Revenue (EUR 1,165 million) down 6.6 percent on previous year; service business more robust, share now up to 33 percent — ROCE up from 10.5 percent in the previous year to 14.8 percent — Free cash flow improves, reaching EUR 182 million in second quarter (previous year: EUR 9 million) — Net liquidity EUR 92 million as of reporting date (previous year: EUR -330 million) — Total workforce reduced by 1,141 employees — Outlook for financial year raised in part
11 Aug 2020
With its conversion from a rotary milking parlor to an automated system with 16 GEA DairyRobot R9500 milking robots, Agrar GmbH Cottbus West in Krieschow, Germany, has installed GEA’s largest automated milking system in Europe to date.
30 Jul 2020
Order intake in the second quarter down 9.8% to EUR 1,034 million (previous year: EUR 1,147 million), Revenue down 6.6% to EUR 1,165 million (previous year: EUR 1,247 million), EBITDA before restructuring measures up 26.2% to EUR 140.4 million (previous year: EUR 111.2 million), ROCE climbs to 14.8% (previous year: 10.5%), Full-year 2020 guidance raised in part.
30 Jul 2020
Ad hoc disclosure in accordance with article 17 of MAR - GEA significantly improves preliminary earnings for the second quarter and raises part of its full-year 2020 guidance
30 Jul 2020
The new HYGiTip bag emptying system from GEA safely and efficiently opens and discharges 25kg bags of powdered ingredients into food production lines automatically, without operator involvement, minimizing contamination risks and virtually eliminating powder waste.
27 Jul 2020
Ramón Ventulà S.A, a family business in the north-east of Spain, famed internationally for the quality of its extensive range of meat products, has installed a new holistic slicing and packaging line from GEA. The new line, which brings together scanning, slicing and thermoforming technology from a single source, achieves improved yields, greater efficiency, less downtime, reduced use of packing materials and greater product flexibility and consistency.
22 Jul 2020
In May 2020 GEA received the second order for an evaporation plant for the treatment of silver nitrate from the production of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil from KD Pharma Group.
16 Jul 2020
In a fast-changing world, GEA is committed to maintaining close, even instantaneous communication with customers and helping them navigate the new normal. With GEA Remote Support, GEA experts are instantly available via video, which neither requires pre-installing software nor an updated IT-infrastructure. GEA now offers customers two new service packages providing different types of remote expert assistance, ensuring availability in every situation without compromising safety and security.
9 Jul 2020
GEA has supplied its largest steam-sterilizable centrifuge to Jiangsu Wecare Biotechnology in Luohe, Henan Province, in central China. In January 2020, GEA completed the installation of the pharma separator of type CSI with a production capacity up to 20,000 liters an hour. It is used for the centrifugal harvesting of bacteria after fermentation at the customer’s new production plant, where probiotic powder is produced for the food, pharmaceutical and agriculture sectors.
2 Jul 2020
A GEA Emission Control technology solution enables electricity and compressed air to be generated from otherwise unused waste heat from flat glass production lines.
1 Jul 2020
During a countrywide lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, all non-essential operations as well as local movements were suspended in India in the month of April. During this time, the Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF), which sells its products under the brand Nandini and is the second largest milk co-operative in India, was faced with a surplus of thousands of liters of fresh milk; without further processing all this milk would be lost.
25 Jun 2020
GEA, the mechanical engineering company and supplier of plants and systems, makes an ecologically and economically valuable contribution to the recycling of PET bottles.
23 Jun 2020
In a significant step forward to bring continuous processing technology to a broader pharmaceutical customer segment, GEA has repositioned its ConsiGma® portfolio to ensure that new drugs can be brought to market as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.
16 Jun 2020
The degree of automation in production plants in the food, dairy and beverage industry is constantly increasing. This also increases the demand for intelligent field devices. Sooner or later this leads to a confusing multitude of interfaces with different mechanical and electrical characteristics. In general, the solution to this challenge is called IO-Link and GEA's T.VIS® control top are now available with this technology.
15 Jun 2020
The new rotary Aseptic Blow Fill technology from GEA (ABF 2.0) provides beverage manufacturers with maximum hygiene and food safety and top performance in terms of filling speed, accuracy and flexibility.
9 Jun 2020
There are obvious reasons for installing heat pump solutions in the industry. Some do it to reduce operating costs and thereby increase their competitiveness, others choose to do it as part of their long term sustainability targets in line with the company image and finally there are industries which have to change their heating solution away from burning fossil fuels in order to meet regulatory requirement for reducing the environmental impact we all have on our planet.
8 Jun 2020
GEA has recently launched its new Whitebloc Filling System Aero that has been specially designed to be used for bottling Extended Shelf Life (ESL) beverages. Whitebloc Aero has been developed with the benefit of GEA’s extensive experience in aseptic filling to inspire the design. GEA is a global supplier of complete filling lines that handle the entire process from raw material reception to final bottling and palletization.
4 Jun 2020
A modular and efficient solution for the cleaning of hygienic process, storage and fermentation tanks of all sizes has been developed by the system provider GEA. It is used in the food and beverage industry, as well as in the healthcare, chemical, marine, fish farming, bio-ethanol, and wine sectors, and in the paint and coatings industry. After the highly acclaimed premiere at the BrauBeviale 2019 in Nuremberg, the official sales launch of the new modular orbital cleaner OC200 has now begun. It is available immediately.
27 May 2020
In the first quarter of 2020, the technology company GEA was commissioned by Hochwald Foods GmbH to provide the entire technological setup for dairy processing at a new plant in the German town of Mechernich, near Cologne.
26 May 2020
Magnetic separators are a crucial component on the way to maximum plant availability and food quality. Striving for maximum protection of customers' manufacturing processes and therewith protection of product quality and safety, the systems supplier, machinery and plant manufacturer GEA is expanding its Aseptomag® magnetic separator portfolio. The manually switchable MAS H version, including a patented locking mechanism, and the pneumatically switchable MAS PA version for "Cleaning-in-Place (CIP)" processes are the latest achievements in this regard.
25 May 2020
Healthy udders that are well looked-after ensure optimum milk quality, and therefore healthy, long-term yields. The basis for this is reducing the risk of new udder infections by selecting the right teat dip. For this purpose GEA has extended its range of teat dips with SalvoSpray AMS, an organic teat dip specially designed for automated milking systems (AMS).
19 May 2020
Düsseldorf (Germany), May 19, 2020 – Global process technology and solutions provider, GEA, has been chosen by innocent Ltd., a leading European smoothie and juice manufacturer, as a key technology partner for the design and construction of what will be an industry-leading, carbon-neutral juice manufacturing plant in the Netherlands. Scheduled to open in 2021, the innocent facility will produce 400 million bottles of chilled juice every year for the European market, which amounts to about 60 percent of the company’s annual production of bottled juices.