GEA Pasta & Snacks Technology Center

Explore the GEA Technology Center for pasta and extrusion technologies in Galliera Veneta, Italy. Take advantage of our expertise with customized consultations and breakthrough process development, and turn your ideas into reality. Partner with GEA and benefit from the knowledge gained from years of industry leadership.

snack pellet technology
Our specialized R&D laboratory is equipped for detailed evaluation of both raw materials and finished products. Supported by a team of more than 20 technologists and experts, our facility includes versatile pilot lines equipped with a wide range of GEA technologies to perfectly fit each customer's ambitions.

Analysis laboratory for raw materials and finished products.

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A team of over 20 people including technologists, mechanics and laboratory experts.


Pilot lines equipped with all our extruders and with capacities ranging from 25 kg/h to 500 kg/h, configurable according to the different types of product cutting.


Our mechanics are dedicated to maintaining and improving the lab’s machines.

Consulting on raw materials, processing and finished products

At GEA's Technology Center, we offer an environment rich in technological advancement and scientific rigor tailored for the pasta and snack sectors. Our laboratory is equipped with a variety of technologies, each of which is designed to thoroughly analyze raw materials and ensure their harmonious integration into the production process. Here, experienced technicians are deeply engaged in process optimization and refinement, with the goal of delivering unparalleled product quality.

Special attention is paid to the definition and characterization of finished products, with meticulous focus on isolating essential organoleptic characteristics that match the specific needs of our customers. Our plant's pilot lines, which feature extruders and most of our key technologies, are a crucial testing ground for customers wishing to test their new products. This ensures that, before going into full production, all aspects of the product and process have been fine-tuned to perfection.

Our team, rich in experience and specialization, is dedicated to ensuring that every innovation meets our high standards of excellence, enabling our customers to proceed with confidence when it is time to bring their products to market.


Developing a new snack format: Cinderella's Slipper

Cinderella's Slipper is just an example of what can be achieved when creativity, innovation, know-how and great engineering come together. These same qualities can be applied to any opportunity to help manufacturers identify trends, adapt products, bring them to market profitably and become true market leaders by driving fashion, not following it.
Different types of Cinderella's Slippers

More than a fairy story. GEA develops a new snack format: Cinderella’s Slipper.

In the competitive landscape of today's snack food market, technological advancements are essential for maintaining efficiency, hygiene, accuracy, and high production levels. While machines play a pivotal role, it's the spark of creativity that truly sets brands apart. By combining this with meticulous market research and engineering expertise, innovation becomes a powerful tool for success.

Innovative foods and technologies development

GEA R&D department is also dedicated to the research of innovative foods that can be launched on the market.
Technicians and laboratory experts work together to discover alternative raw materials and new technologies that can be applied to the production process of pasta and snacks.
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Food Tech Master

Discover the GEA Food Tech Master

Created with the aim of sharing knowledge and expertise on food production technology, the Food Tech Master is a series of professional training courses that we have been running since the early 2000s.

Each professional course offers in-depth technological expertise on the production process of the main pasta and snack pellets technology.
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