Corporate news: GEA breaks ground on new US f...
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GEA breaks ground on new US facility

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The ground-breaking ceremony was attended by GEA representatives (from left to right): Peter Doran (Senior VP Corporate Real Estate), Evan Walker (Senior Director Sales Administration/Operations Homogenizers) and Michael J Vick (VP Representative Separation & Flow Technology Division NAM).
The ground-breaking ceremony was attended by GEA representatives (from left to right): Peter Doran (Senior VP Corporate Real Estate), Evan Walker (Senior Director Sales Administration/Operations Homogenizers) and Michael J Vick (VP Representative Separation & Flow Technology Division NAM).

GERMANY, Düsseldorf. Food processing technology provider GEA announced the start of the construction phase for its new facility in Janesville, Wisconsin. The opening is scheduled for late 2023.

According to a GEA press release, the company will invest about US$20 million in its new site dedicated to repairing, logistics, assembly, production and training. With the construction of its new facility, GEA seeks to respond to the growing demand for separators, decanters, valves, pumps and homogenisers that are important for many industrial production processes.


The 85,000 square foot-building is scheduled for completion in late 2023. In addition to modern office space, the facility will house a training centre for customers and employees. The remaining space will be used for the repair of mechanical equipment and logistics.

“The Janesville facility will bring us closer to our growing Midwest customer base, and it will enable us to meet the growing demand for our products,” said Azam Owaisi, CEO GEA North America. “As the new facility will have production capabilities to finalise separator, decanter, valve and pump assembly, GEA will fully meet the ‘Built-in America’ mandates if required.”

The new facility will feature numerous measures to make it a net-zero facility. These measures include a high-efficiency heating and cooling system, solar panels, LED lighting, electric car charging stations, and recycling and water reuse possibilities.

In addition, GEA is working with Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville to develop an educational and training program. This will provide GEA with a pool of graduates with the desired skill set to meet the current and future workforce needs.

Source: GEA
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