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GEA starts operations at new USD 20 million U.S. facility in Janesville, Wisconsin

11 Jan 2024

Operations have begun at GEA’s new 86,000 square-foot fabrication, repair, logistics and training facility in Janesville, Wisconsin (USA). Representing an investment of some USD 20 million to meet demand from the company’s growing Midwest customer base, the facility has production capabilities to finalize separator, decanter as well as valve and pump assembly. The new site has a strong emphasis on sustainability, with environmentally friendly measures including solar panels, water reuse systems and a state-of-the-art building management system.

Image 1: Photovoltaic panels on the roof of the new GEA site in Janesville.

Rooftop solar panels are just one of the eco-friendly features of GEA’s new fabrication, repair, logistics and training facility in Janesville, Wisconsin (USA). Source: GEA

“Opening the new Janesville facility as anticipated in December 2023 represents a significant step toward meeting our customers where they operate,” says Azam Owaisi, CEO GEA North America. “It highlights GEA’s commitment to product quality and service excellence. We are excited to become a vibrant employer and partner for the Janesville community.”

Deployed primarily in the pharmaceutical, dairy, food and marine industries, separators are machines used to separate two liquids of different densities from each other. Decanters contribute to a cleaner environment in numerous industrial applications such as wastewater and water treatment. Valves and pumps control flow technology equipment, while homogenizers create uniform and consistent mixtures.

Image 2: Entrance to the new GEA site in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Entrance to GEA’s new fabrication, repair, logistics and training facility in Janesville, Wisconsin (USA). Source: GEA

Designed to meet employee and customer needs

Over 70 employees work at the facility located 80 miles west of Milwaukee and 40 miles south of Madison. Its main production area is used for mechanical equipment fabrication, repair and logistics. The modern office concept housed in the facility allows for effective workspace utilization, collaboration and communication, while the open flow of the building helps promote employee connectivity and productivity.

GEA remains committed to minimizing its environmental footprint, incorporating eco-friendly features such as LED lighting, electric car charging stations as well as a high-efficiency heating and cooling system.


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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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