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GEA is one of the world’s largest systems suppliers for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical sectors. Our portfolio includes machinery and plants as well as advanced process technology, components and comprehensive services. Used across diverse industries, they enhance the sustainability and efficiency of production processes globally.

About us
Engineering with purpose

Our business model has evolved significantly since our founding in 1881 as a metals trading company. With the support of our five business divisions and more than 18,000 dedicated employees, GEA generates revenue in more than 150 countries. Our customers benefit from our global reach, extensive local presence, and from the depth and breadth of our processing knowledge and portfolio, underpinned by a strong sense of purpose and responsibility.

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About Us

GEA company presentation

We combine a rich heritage with a strong passion for engineering innovation and commitment to sustainable business practices. This concise overview is the ideal entry point to learn more about the exciting world of GEA.
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About Us

GEA company brochure

At GEA, the foundation of our company and activities worldwide are summed up by our corporate purpose: Engineering for a better world. Find out what that means at GEA – and more – in our compact company brochure.
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GEA – closer than you think

We support customers across diverse industries with solutions that improve production processes and ultimately the quality of life for people around the world. From breakfast to bedtime, GEA engineering is likely part of your own day-to-day life.



Approx. every third chicken nugget is produced using GEA technology

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Pharma & healthcare

Roughly every fourth liter of human blood for making plasma-derived products is processed using GEA equipment



Approx. every third process line for instant coffee was installed by GEA



More than one third of all polymer producers are using GEA drying technology

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Roughly every second container ship in the world sails with GEA marine equipment on board


Dairy farming & processing

Roughly one quarter of processed milk comes from GEA production systems



Approx. two million tons of pollutants are averted annually thanks to GEA emission control plants

Oil & Gas and Energy

Oil, gas & energy

Our technology solutions ensure a more sustainable production by minimizing waste streams, extending the life cycle of fluids and maximizing energy efficiency



Approx. every second liter of beer is brewed with the aid of systems and process solutions from GEA

Refrigeration technology

Heating & refrigeration

Each industry we serve utilizes industrial refrigeration technology from GEA

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