Headquartered in Bochum, Germany, GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft is currently present in more than 50 countries worldwide. The GEA Group generates around 80 per cent of its revenues outside of Germany. The in-depth know-how that GEA commands at its international locations strengthens the pioneering position of GEA subsidiaries on their diverse markets, and plays a key role in meeting high customer demands and requirements. North America is a key region for the group and several major offices are located here:
The use of centrifugal force for the separation of solids from liquids or the separation of liquid mixtures is a process engineering technique with an equally promising future. Separators, clarifiers and decanters are not only essential in the production of beer, wine, fruit, dairy, food, beverages, biotechnology products, ethanol, and bio-fuels, they also set new standards in terms of quality, yield and efficiency. Westfalia Separator has also carried out consistent research and development work in these fields and has created new and innovative process techniques.
GEA's Process Equipment Division consist of companies that make machines and equipment for optimum heat utilization, machine cooling and various specialized technological fields. Included here is the whole heat-engineering spectrum including equipment such as valves and pumps for liquids processing and high-pressure pumps and homogenizers. GEA Ecoflex embodies the experience gathered during 75 years of development and production of plate heat exchangers. This experience not only becomes evident in process engineering, heavy industry and the construction of heating systems, but is also reflected by the commitment and the know-how of the people standing behind it. GEA Liquid Processing use the GEA Ecoflex plate heat exchangers (PHE) in their pasteurizers and cooling systems.
Tuchenhagen Flow Components, a company of GEA Process Equipment Division, is in the US located in Portland, ME. Tuchenhagen Flow Components is responsible for the sales and service of Tuchenhagen's world-renowned range of sanitary flow components within the US and Canada. Tuchenhagen Flow Components offer the ultimate is sanitary and high-quality component design for the Dairy, Food, Brewing, Beverage and Pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Tuchenhagen invented the mixproof valve, also known as the double-seat valve in the late 1960's to increase plant and process flexibility in hard-piped sanitary systems. Tuchenhagen eventually expanded the Varivent range of Tuchenhagen flow components to include single-seat, divert, safety relief, modulating and butterfly valves. Other sanitary process components such as a new range of pumps (Variflow), Inline Instrumentation (Varipure), Product Recovery Systems (Varicover), a complete range of Vessel Cleaning devices as well as the modular Varitop vessel over-and-under pressure and cleaning system.
GEA Niro Soavi is a leading supplier of high-pressure pumps, homogenizers and homogenization technology. Niro Soavi North America is a full service technology center covering all your needs for units, systems, service and application development. Niro Soavi North America is a reliable partner and has demonstrated an unmatched degree of application knowledge and expertise with more than 500 machines installed in North America and 5,000 worldwide. GEA Process Engineering Inc.'s GEA Liquid Processing Group utilize the Niro Soavi high-pressure homogenizers in their cell rupture systems and Niro's dryer group use the Niro Soavi high-pressure pumps for spray dryers with a nozzle atomization.
GEA Process Engineering Inc. is a full-service engineering company offering systems and solutions for liquid and powder. Established in 1974, the company is known for innovative processing systems for drying, granulation, agglomeration, coating, evaporation, distillation, crystallization, carbonation, pasteurization, filtration, liquid processing, powder handling and packaging, tableting, mixing, containment, cleaning (CIP), fermentation as well as process integration and process automation.
GEA Barr-Rosin is a world-leading supplier of ring dryers, flash dryers, and rotary dryers. GEA Barr-Rosin is especially known for distillers grain dryers (DDG) and dryers for numerous starch applications.
GEA Evaporation Technologies supply distillation and evaporation systems and technology to the North American market. Brands and product lines include GEA Wiegand, GEA Messo, GEA Kestner, and Niro.
GEA Filtration has maintained its leadership in membrane filtration technology for a long time. Our plants are used to meet special liquid separation requirements by utilizing microfiltration (MF), ultrafiltration (UF), nanofiltration (NF), or reverse osmosis (RO). The simplicity and effectiveness of our technology allows membrane filtration to be utilized in many different industries for the production of specific products, and in environmental applications.
GEA FES, Inc. manufacture industrial refrigeration equipment and services for the food, beverage, chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical markets. The scope of supply includes screw compressor packages, plate and frame heat exchangers, microprocessor controls and computer supervisory systems. We also provide heat exchangers, centrifugal compressor packages, engineered systems, and post sales services and support. GEA FES, Inc. is a company of GEA AG of Bochum, Germany. FES is part of the Process Engineering segment and is included in the Refrigeration Division of GEA. GEA's Refrigeration Division is headquartered in the Netherlands and has 36 operating companies in 15 countries. The Refrigeration Division is active in manufacturing and packaging, product selling, contracting and service. The GEA Refrigeration Division builds key refrigeration system components such as the Grasso reciprocating and screw compressors, Kuba evaporators and condensers, Revalco valves and Geneglace icemakers.
GEA Power Cooling, Inc. incorporates leading technology and lifetime customer support in its wet and dry cooling solutions, providing superior performance and years of cost effective service with minimal maintenance requirements.
WestfaliaSurge is one of the world's leading milking technology manufacturers and supply products in the fields of animal hygiene, milking parlor cleaning and accessories.
WestfaliaSurge is everywhere milk is produced, helping dairy producers to be more efficient and more profitable. Dairymen associate the WestfaliaSurge name with expertise in technology and service for every aspect of milk production. That is for a good reason: We are one of the largest manufacturers of milking and cooling equipment, herd management technology, and dairy hygiene and supply products in the world. And, our success is steeped in tradition. Since 1906, WestfaliaSurge have been developing, producing, and delivering solutions for successful milk production, and we plan to keep this tradition going well into the future.
Procomac Inc. is part of GEA's Process Engineering Segment. Procomac Group has been operating since 1979 in the beverage and food packaging sector and it is the world leader in the production of aseptic filling lines for PET bottles.
GEA Rainey Corporation has been and continues to be a global leader in the design and manufacture of air cooled heat exchanger equipment. Process cooling, engine cooling, turbine lube oil and rotor cooling, and generator and gas compressor cooling are typical applications for air coolers. GEA RAINEY is ISO-9001:2000 certified.
GEA FlatPlate is the leading U.S. manufacturer of high tech brazed plate heat exchangers. Brazed plate heat exchangers are used in heating, cooling, refrigeration, hydronic, steam and industrial processes, where brazed plate heat exchangers offer significant advantages over traditional heat exchanger technologies. GEA FlatPlate serves original equipment manufacturers (OEM's), wholesale distributors, contractors and end users in a wide range of applications. GEA FlatPlate ship brazed plate heat exchangers worldwide and provide excellence in customer service and application support.
Aero Heat Exchanger Inc. is a leading manufacturer of industrial food freezing equipment in North America. Aero Heat Exchanger Inc. is the latest addition to the GEA Group - the company was acquired (and transaction closed) during June 2007. Aero Heat Exchanger Inc. is know for excellent freezing technology and with this acquisition the GEA Group is poised to further improve the competitive position in the refrigeration business. It is an important strategic acquisition for the GEA Group as it significantly extends the refrigeration business' scope of products and services and enables the GEA Group to deliver attractive solutions with professional industrial freezing equipment to end customers.
NORBCO is now a major barn equipment and dairy systems manufacturer/distributor throughout the United States and around the world. Building state-of-the-art equipment with the ruggedness that is needed in today's large dairy operations has been the emphasis from the start. "Unless we can design a better product, build it stronger, and offer more benefits than our competitors, we will not build it!" states Joe Moreau, President and Product Manager. NORBCO Inc. is the latest addition to the GEA Group. The GEA Group has further strengthened its Farm Technologies Division through this acquisition. NORBCO Inc. has so far been the sole and exclusive supplier of conventional heavy- and medium-duty milking parlor stalls to GEA WestfaliaSurge, Inc. In addition to parlor stalls, NORBCO is a manufacturer and distributor of farm equipment including ventilation equipment, cow mattresses, barn curtains, barn cleaners and free stalls, all with a distinct focus on cow comfort. NORBCO employs a workforce of around 100 employees, and 2007 sales amounted to over USD 30 million.
GEA Process Engineering Inc. is a full-service engineering company offering systems and solutions for liquid and powder processing. The company is a supplier of complete range of services and process systems to the beverage, brewery, chemical, dairy, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, biotechnology, and food and food ingredients industries.