Making Tablets: Our Passion

Being in business is not just about what you do, it’s about why you do it. At GEA, we believe we can make a difference, both for our pharmaceutical customers and the consumers they serve. It has to be the best or nothing. We wouldn’t want it any other way.

A History of Innovation

For more than a hundred years, our innovation, driven by our passion for excellence, has pioneered tablet compression technology, allowing pharmaceutical and industrial companies to prosper, produce extraordinary products and change people’s lives.

Our innovations include a unique technology that independently and simultaneously measures and controls both tablet weight and hardness, and a weight control system that provides increased sensitivity at lower forces. Our presses offer extended dwell times — up to 300% — resulting in higher outputs and enhanced productivity. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Other unique features ensure a constant flow and equal distribution of powder that are without equal, as well as integrated data collection and analysis, and advanced process control.

How do we do it? Our technology is world renowned for its reliability, flexibility and economy. But it’s much more than that; it’s about how we work with you, the customer. We understand your needs; we use our expertise and know-how to develop technology and optimize processes that bring your products to market quickly and provide the commercial advantage you need.

GEA has been designing, building and servicing superior and versatile rotary tablet presses for the pharmaceutical and other industries for more than a century. We are a leader in technology and product innovation, offering everything from manual to automatic rotary tablet presses for research, pilot-scale and full production facilities, including presses for normal, clean-room, contained and highly contained environments, and presses for the production of single and bi-layer tablets.

Our MODUL™ tablet presses provide the fastest product changeover in the market, and our PERFORMA™ tablet presses provide the highest outputs. And, with the cost-effective classic R series of tablet presses, our unique process features, tablet press control systems and after sales support, GEA is your single-source supplier for any compression application requirement.  

Exchangeable Compression Module

With the introduction of the ECM-based (Exchangeable Compression Module) MODUL™ rotary tablet press in 2002, GEA revolutionized the pharmaceutical industry. The ECM succeeds in combining productivity, flexibility and safety — all in one — setting a new standard for pharmaceutical tablet production! 

Our customers choose GEA products because they perform. They perform when productivity is key; they perform when quality is key; they perform when no other equipment can handle the task. They also choose us for our customer care, our ability to coach and encourage engineers to get the best out of our technology, to provide the support they need — long before it becomes critical — and to use the joint resources of our group to offer a scope of supply that is beyond compare. 

When you choose GEA, you do more than invest in technology; you become part of the GEA family; you share in what we do. Like us, you want to make a difference too.

Video Inspection Systems

GEA is the exclusive distributor for Europe for the Viswill Vision System. Viswill is the market leader in the supply of automated tablet video inspection systems for the pharmaceutical and electronic components Industry.