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GEA receives 40m order for dairy plant


Düsseldorf - Fonterra, a world leading exporter of dairy products, has ordered a new milk powder plant in New Zealand, worth more than EUR 40 million. GEA Process Engineering will be the lead segment for this order. 90 percent of New Zealand’s milk is processed by this long term customer who is also a major player in the international dairy trade. The plant will be operational in August 2012.

“The demand for dairy processing equipment, one of our core competencies, has been quite dynamic recently. Already in December 2010 we saw dairy orders worth more than EUR 50 million from large customers such as French Danone, Japanese Yotsuba and Chinese Mengniu,“ observed Jürg Oleas, CEO of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft.

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft is one of the largest suppliers of process technology and components for the food and energy industries. As an international technology group, the Company focuses on sophisticated production processes. In 2010, GEA generated consolidated revenues in excess of EUR 4.4 billion, 70 percent of which came from the food and energy sectors, which are long-term growth industries. The group employed over 20,000 people worldwide as of December 31, 2010. GEA Group is a market and technology leader in its business areas. It is listed in Germany’s MDAX stock index (G1A, WKN 660 200).


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