Our History

Founded in 1881, GEA has continued to develop and set new standards to meet the needs of the market and its customers. Today, GEA is a globally active and leading company, known for its outstanding technologies worldwide, particularly for the food industry.

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Implementation of a new technology-based group structure embracing 5 divisions
2015 - 2019
Further acquisitions in food industry, e.g. Comas, Hilge, Imaforni, CMT, Pavan Group and Vipoll
2007 - 2014
Increasing focus on food and beverage industry (from 50% of business to about 70%)
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Name changed to GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft
Metallgesellschaft AG acquires GEA AG
1991 - 1995
Acquisition of several companies with a long history in food and beverage industry
Founding of Metallgesellschaft AG as a metals trading company

Overview of technologies and brands

By always putting the customer demand first, GEA has been able to continuously provide innovative, state-of-the-art technologies that aim to improve its customers’ performance. GEA’s strong track record of proven technologies, many of which have set the standard in their markets, is based on many years of experience in developing the right solutions for the markets the company serves.

By expanding our portfolio, GEA strives to achieve its corporate objective, which is to be the preferred partner for our customers around the world.

An overview of the technologies and brands that have become part of GEA over the years can be found below:

AdaptaAerofreezeAquariusAriete,  Aseptomag,  AtlasAvapac, AWPBarr-RosinBelamBischoffBock, Breconcherry,  Brewery SystemsCFSColbyComasCMTDiesselDixie UnionEagleclassElbaEurotekFESFILFiltration, Goedhart,  Grasso,  Grenco,  Hilge,  Houle,  HuppmannHygiaIntec,  Ilka Mafa, ImaforniJapyKestnerKoppensKrämer + GrebeLiquid Processing,  Matal,  Maxa, Messo,  Milfos,  Mullerup,  NiroNiro Soavi,  Norbco,  NOVAlobe, Nu-ConPandaPavanPharma Systems,  Procomac,  Royal de Boer, ScanioScan-VibroSurgeTDS,  Technofrigo,  TiromatTuchenhagenVariflow,  Varipond,  VestaVipollWestfalia LandtechnikWestfalia SeparatorWestfaliaSurgeWewatchWiegandWolfking

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