GEA groups the development and manufacturing of products and the provision of process solutions and services into two operating segments, namely Business Area (BA) Equipment and Business Area Solutions. Having a structure made up of two business areas of roughly equal size and strength promises operational synergies across technologies and applications, and helps achieve functional excellence through the standardization of processes.
At an organizational level, GEA is structured into business areas. GEA sells its products and solutions via a country organization, and is headed by the listed company GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft.
The Business Area Equipment brings together all activities ranging from largely standardized to customer-specific equipment offerings. The products are primarily manufactured as part of series production on a standardized and modular basis. Typical products of this business area include: separators, valves, pumps, homogenizers and refrigeration equipment such as compressors. The equipment portfolio also includes process technology for food processing and packaging, for example extrusion and milling equipment. The product range also extends to dairy equipment, feeding systems and slurry engineering as well as an entire service portfolio.
The Business Area Solutions encompasses all group activities related to customer-specific products, projects, after-sales and services. These cover scopes ranging from small to large-scale, including complete plants tailored to specific applications and customer requirements. The offering primarily includes the engineering, design and delivery of customized process solutions for the dairy, food, beverage, pharma and chemical industries. This business area also provides process-critical, industrial refrigeration and sustainable energy solutions across all markets served.
Customer-centric sales and local service activities are unified under the umbrella of a single country organization, with the countries grouped under their corresponding and tailored regions. GEA customers have a single national organization per country, which is their central point of contact to the entire product portfolio and comprehensive services offered to them locally.
The Global Corporate Center performs the essential management functions for the entire group. This includes the groupwide management of strategy, human resources, legal and tax matters, mergers & acquisitions, central financial organization, internal auditing, marketing & communication and IT.