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GEA recognized as a “Top Employer 2024” in Europe

18 Jan 2024

GEA ranks among the leading employers in Europe in 2024. The Top Employers Institute has certified the machinery and plant manufacturer as a Top Employer in five countries. Belgium and Portugal were recognized for the first time, while Germany, Poland and Spain were re-certified. GEA aims to receive Top Employer certification also for other countries in 2025.

The results of the Top Employers Institute’s HR Best Practices Survey confirm GEA’s good performance over the past year. Once again, the company attained high scores in the categories “Sustainability”, “Leadership” and “Ethics & Integrity”. Additionally, the group’s consistent communication in its Mission 26 growth strategy impressed in the “Business Strategy” category. 

“Becoming an employer of choice is one of our key strategic goals,” explains GEA CEO Stefan Klebert. “This independent certification is a clear sign that we are on the right track. We are proud to have successfully created an attractive and motivating working environment at our locations worldwide.” 

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"Becoming an employer of choice is one of our key strategic goals." - Stefan Klebert, CEO

- Stefan Klebert, CEO

The Top Employers Institute assesses companies based on the information they provide in the HR Best Practices Survey. The survey encompasses six overarching HR dimensions that cover 20 HR themes, including “People Strategy”, “Work Environment”, “Talent Acquisition”, “Learning”, “Well-being” and “Diversity & Inclusion”.


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About GEA

GEA is one of the world’s largest suppliers of systems and components to the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. The international technology group, founded in 1881, focuses on machinery and plants, as well as advanced process technology, components and comprehensive services.

With more than 18,000 employees, the group generated revenues of about EUR 5.4 billion in more than 150 countries in the 2023 fiscal year. GEA plants, processes, components and services enhance the efficiency and sustainability of customer’s production. They contribute significantly to the reduction of CO2 emissions, plastic usage and food waste. In doing so, GEA makes a key contribution toward a sustainable future, in line with the company’s purpose: ”Engineering for a better world“. GEA is listed on the German MDAX the European STOXX® Europe 600 Index and is among the companies comprising the DAX 50 ESG, MSCI Global Sustainability as well as Dow Jones Sustainability World and Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Indices.
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