Dairy Processing

Specialists in processing ‘white gold’

Dairy processing is rising rapidly around the globe to meet the increasing appetite for milk and milk products from an ever-growing population. GEA’s years of experience and comprehensive know-how is leading the way in processing one of the world’s most important and versatile foods.

Expertise on a worldwide scale

GEA excels in building the large-scale facilities that the dairy processing industry needs to satisfy demand for its products, keep on top of new trends and remain competitive.

We design, engineer and supply complete plants, processing lines and equipment for treating raw milk and also for manufacturing, filling and packaging milk and milk-based products – from butter, ice cream, yogurt and cheese, to infant formula, milk powder and whey and its derivatives.

Our expertise covers project management, plant installation, commissioning and after sales service.  All GEA dairy processing technology is designed and engineered to meet strict hygiene, food safety and quality standards, while operating efficiently and sustainably.

How can we help you?

Ensuring Your Peace of Mind

As global dairy producers constantly strive for higher quality, value added products, they often turn to proven technology providers for processing support.

Development of new dairy products can be a costly and labor-intensive investment for many customers. Add to that complex formulation, detailed process design and plant validation, this can become a daunting process for some customers to undertake alone.

GEA understands this very well and this is why we built dedicated test centers designed to help you to confidently trial your products before scaling up production.

Critical process technologies including separation, formulation, mixing, evaporation, and drying are available in our many small-scale test plants enabling you to conveniently prove your product or process before making a large-scale investment.

Working alongside our team of dedicated process experts, you will be able to formulate your products, refine recipes and then produce them at a small scale. We will then help you to evaluate the final product properties and to refine the process design before you scale up.

With decades of process experience gained from food processing plants all over the world, our test centers give you the confidence that the process units we deliver are optimized to suit the local process and environmental conditions. In addition, the ongoing refinements that we make through offline testing will ultimately benefit the final solution for your production facility.

Process design is only part of our offering. With GEA, you have access to the latest technologies, equipment and engineering expertise, which we will combine to deliver your complete end-to-end solution.

How can we help you?

Our test centers are:

  • Liquid Mixing – Copenhagen (Denmark), Ahaus (Germany)
  • Heat treatment – Ahaus (Germany)
  • Aseptic Processing – Ahaus (Germany)
  • Homogenization – Parma (Italy)
  • Separation – Oelde (Germany)
  • Powder mixing – Hamilton (New Zealand)
  • Spray Drying – Copenhagen (Denmark); Maryland (USA)
  • Freeze Drying – Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • Evaporation/distillation/membrane filtration – Karlsruhe (Germany)
  • Filtration – Hudson (USA)
  • Freezing – Vancouver (Canada); Bakel (Netherlands)

Contact us to find out more about how GEA can ensure your peace of mind.

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Dear partners,

We would like to inform you that in the framework of preventive measures aimed at effectively addressing the spread of “Covid19” disease and in accordance with the National Public Health Organization guidelines (https://eody.gov.gr/), our company is committed to ensure public health, safety of its partners and employees. Therefore we have recommended the fulfillment of our employees' tasks through teleworking.

The duration of this measure is initially set from 17.03.2020 to 30.03.2020

The design provides full operation, but due to special conditions, delays in specific tasks or communication may occur.

Our company will strive to keep its operation uninterrupted and secure by serving its clientele in ways and timeframes that are judged possible.

We thank you for understanding and we remain at your disposal.


Αγαπητοί Συνεργάτες,

Θα θέλαμε να σας ενημερώσουμε ότι στο πλαίσιο μέτρων πρόληψης με σκοπό την αποτελεσματική αντιμετώπιση εξάπλωσης του κορωνοιού και σύμφωνα με τις οδηγίες υγιεινής & ασφάλειας που έχει ορίσει ο ΕΟΔΥ (https://eody.gov.gr/), η εταιρία μας για να διασφαλίσει τη δημόσια υγεία, την ασφάλεια των συνεργατών και των εργαζομένων της, συστήσαμε την εκπλήρωση των καθηκόντων των εργαζομένων μας, μέσω τηλεργασίας.

Η διάρκεια του συγκεκριμένου μέτρου ορίζεται αρχικά από τις 17.03.2020 έως τις 30.03.2020

Ο σχεδιασμός προβλέπει πλήρη λειτουργία, ωστόσο εξαιτίας των ειδικών συνθηκών, ενδέχεται να παρουσιαστούν καθυστερήσεις σε συγκεκριμένες εργασίες ή και στην επικοινωνία.

Η εταιρία μας θα προσπαθήσει να διατηρήσει αδιάληπτη και ασφαλή την λειτουργία της, εξυπηρετώντας το πελατολόγιο της με τρόπους και σε χρονικά πλαίσια που κρίνονται δυνατά.

Σας ευχαριστούμε για την κατανόηση και παραμένουμε στην διάθεση σας.