Engineering for a better world

About us

GEA is one of the largest technology suppliers for food processing and a wide range of other industries. The global group focuses on technologies, components and sustainable solutions for sophisticated production processes in diverse end-user markets.

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About us

Our strategy

Our long-term strategy is based on our central goal to be the partner of choice for customers worldwide. We strive to be the world’s leading technology group, providing innovative and sustainable solutions for sophisticated process industries.

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Our vision & values

Our Vision & Values represent the cornerstones of our management philosophy. They are a crucial element of a common GEA identity.

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Our organization

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.

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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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Corporate responsibility

At GEA, sustainability and value creation are inextricably intertwined. They serve as our guideline for entrepreneurial decisions and the further advancement of the group. GEA’s understanding of sustainability implies that we assume responsibility for the way we handle our business and its economic, ecological and social implications while ensuring transparency of reporting in this field.

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Corporate Responsibility


GEA’s corporate culture is characterized by responsible behavior. For this reason, we foster close ties with our diverse stakeholders, setting specific goals related to quality, occupational safety and health protection and reducing the environmental impact of our activities, all of which we report and update annually.

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Efficient solutions

GEA seeks to make a contribution to the protection of the natural environment by offering its customers efficient products and process solutions. As a rule, the technologies and processes they employ are highly energy-intensive, which is why energy savings and reductions in emissions or waste increasingly affect customers.

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Business and governance

The production of processed foods and beverages represents one of the world’s most stable growth markets and is expected to enjoy continuous growth over the coming decades.

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Employees and community

The group's success is the result of the work carried out by our roughly 18,000 employees.

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GEA’s Executive Board committed to a clear policy regarding quality, health, industrial safety and the environment by adopting the “Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) Policy.”

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Reporting and downloads

Access key documents related to GEA’s Corporate Responsibility activities. Download individual documents or combine several to create a tailored download package.

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The corporate success of GEA depends to a high degree on the performance of our suppliers. Our worldwide purchasing organization is therefore constantly looking for new high-performing suppliers who can effectively contribute to meeting our overriding corporate objective of customer satisfaction.

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Our needs

We seek to work with companies who contribute to sustainable development: ethically, socially, environmentally and economically.

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Code of conduct

GEA is committed to treating its stakeholders with trust and fairness. Excellence, passion, integrity, responsibility and GEA-versity – these are the cornerstones of our philosophy and values we hold high within GEA.

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Supplier registration

Our supplier portal offers interested suppliers direct access to a possible partnership with GEA.

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Explore further

Why work for GEA?

Here are five reasons why you should work for GEA. Ultimately, of course, the decision is entirely yours. Will you take that next step and meet with us?


We’re contributing to a better world

Get insights, learn about key industry trends and find out how GEA is driving innovation to help customers and consumers.

GEA Insights

We take a customer view

Find out how GEA lives ‘Engineering for a better world’ every day to find solutions for customers and consumers.

Customer Stories

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