Ever since Dr. Fritz invented the continuous buttermaking machine in 1941, GEA has continuously developed the principle further. Whereas initially only relatively small quantities of cream could be processed to make butter, subsequent generations up to the current buttermaking machines type BUE have also been designed for large-scale industrial production as a matter of course. GEA process lines are designed as complete solutions and, in addition to the buttermaking machine, comprise all the other components required for producing high-quality butter – from the tanks to the pasteurization unit to the buttermaking machine, including all the control elements and the complete pipework. With the exception of the directly connected packing machine, all process modules thus come from a single source. This means reduced interfaces, optimum compatibility and more reliability as a result of tried and tested components.