GEA is one of the world's largest systems and components suppliers to the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries. The international technology group, founded in 1881, focuses on machinery and plants and advanced process technology, components, and comprehensive services.
Speaking about the company Manu Pillai, senior engineer – Sales, GEA, says, "Our business model has evolved significantly. Today with more than 18,000 employees working across five divisions and 62 countries, the Group generated revenues of more than EUR 4.7 billion in the fiscal year 2021."
He adds, "GEA plants, processes, components and services enhance the efficiency and sustainability of production processes across the globe. They contribute significantly to reducing CO2 emissions, plastic usage and food waste. In doing so, GEA makes a key contribution toward a sustainable future, in line with the company's purpose: Engineering for a better world."
GEA is listed in the German MDAX and the STOXX Europe 600 Index and is also among the companies comprising the DAX 50 ESG and MSCI Global Sustainability Indices.
GEA India, headquartered in Vadodara, Gujarat, is one of the pioneers in sectors like the Food and Dairy processing industries in local markets. Pillai mentions, "The company has one of the largest local sales, sales support, engineering, project management, and service pool. It has contemporary manufacturing set up in Vadodara and Bengaluru. Strong technical support is provided from the company's global technology centers. It enables to offer customized and sustainable solutions to its valued customers whereas GEA India draws on local expertise to offer customers equipment and solutions tailored to their specific needs."
The company offers process engineering solutions across various agricultural and food-related markets along with equipment and solutions for dairy processing, food processing and packaging, and many non-food markets like pharmaceutical, personal care, pulp and paper, biotechnology, chemical and hygiene industry.
GEA India at Snack & Bake Tec
While informing about their offering at the trade show, Pillai also invites everyone to their Stall No. D01, Hall no 1 from 9 to 11 June at Bombay Exhibition Centre Mumbai and said, "At Snack & Bake Tec 2022, we are exhibiting our latest and innovative technologies for the food processing sector largely focussing on bakery, pasta and extrusion machines, dairy and beverage processing and packaging. We would be displaying products like fat-free noodles, fancy-shaped pasta, snack pellets many more. These products have a huge customer base globally and are processed using GEA Machinery. We will be exhibiting our Sustainable Technologies designed for the food processing industries, which will help our customers reduce carbon emission and save the natural resources."
He is very optimistic about their participation in Snack & Bake Tec and expresses, "Post pandemic, this is one of the key shows for the GEA India to promote its food processing technologies. With a strong promotion in place, we expect a good response and show will prove very beneficial for our customers to learn about new trends in the markets and technologies."
GEA Technology Centers
GEA has over 30 R&D centers for its various businesses and product lines called 'Technology Centers'. These centers are spread over various geographies and are responsible for providing all possible support to their customers, from product testing to product developments to its marketing to innovations.
Pillai shares, "GEA Pasta and Snack Technology Innovation Center is a dedicated Test Center in Galliera Veneta, (Italy) that provides consulting, developing targeted processes and products, training courses for its customers worldwide. Teaming up with GEA means benefiting from the knowledge and experience in pasta and snack processing accumulated over the years. Recently we have inaugurated our dedicated technology center for Pet Food".
GEA aims to provide its customers with sustainable value creation and future-proof ideas for continued success. Be it through our technologies for water treatment, safe food, processing or packaging, or a host of other efficient products and process technologies. They call this - Engineering for a better world. While talking about it, Pillai says, "We invite the visitors to get benefit while learning more about latest GEA Technologies. This will help you plan and meet your business objectives in a better way".
To explore more about their latest, innovative and sustainable technologies for the food processing sector, visit their Stall No D01, Hall no, 1 from 9 to 11 June at Bombay Exhibition Centre Mumbai.
Snack & Bake Tec 2022 co-located with Inter Foodtech, Pac MechEx is going to take place from 9 to 11 June at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.
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