José’s story

问题 What attracted you to GEA?


Having lived in New Zealand for more than 10 years, I was looking for a larger company that would provide me with a professional work environment allowing me to develop new concepts and ideas and see them taken to the market within a short period of time. To see a product grow from a first idea to the worldwide implementation is challenging and makes me very proud of being part of GEA.

问题 What does your role involve?


My main task is to evaluate new technologies and create new products, especially in relation to precision livestock farming and animal health. In particular, I am trying out new sensors which provide information about dairy cattle health and behaviour to optimize milking systems. Because of my background, I understand the best way to use technology to produce milk more efficiently. 

问题 What is your biggest challenge?


Creating new technology for dairy farmers is always a challenge, especially to identify the needs of our clients and deliver commercial solutions. But I am the person to come to with difficult questions and ideas. 

问题 What do you enjoy most about your job?


It is a great working environment where you are given the freedom to think. At GEA there are many highly specialized people coming together from a variety of backgrounds. So you have somebody to ponder your ideas with and find solutions for questions as a team which in turn means to get the best results for the company and of course on a personal level.

For the same reason, I feel that I am making a contribution to improving dairy farms and that GEA and my colleagues appreciate my work.