Food ingredients

Food ingredients


From carbohydrates and proteins to extracts or flavors, the diverse food ingredients sector spans a wide range of products that are used to maintain or improve the safety, freshness and nutritional value of our foods, as well as their taste, texture or appearance.

Single process units and complete solutions

A specialist in food product processing, GEA’s portfolio includes a broad array of technologies for ingredient production — from liquid handling and feed preparation through to the drying and packing of final products. We can provide solutions ranging from single pieces of equipment to fully integrated lines.

Based on our comprehensive food technology know-how and years of experience, GEA’s design and process engineering philosophy is to set industry standards in terms of hygienic processing, energy saving, product quality and maximum plant output, while complying with the strictest criteria for cleanliness and safety at all times.

Our expertise covers a multitude of food ingredients, including

  • Fermentation-derived ingredients such as probiotics, cultures, yeast, enzymes and algae
  • Fibers such as inulin and fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS)
  • Flavors
  • Proteins from vegetables, fish and meat, gelatins
  • Coffee and tea whiteners
  • Sweeteners and maltodextrins
  • Extracts from vegetables, fruit and berries.

From definition to delivery, GEA works in partnership with its customers to ensure the on-time, on-budget conclusion every project. And, by our comprehensive service and plant upgrade program, customers are guaranteed both longevity and optimum performance during the plant’s entire lifecycle.

Products & technologies

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    Centrifuges & Separation Equipment
    Since 1893, GEA has been building centrifuges which combine high separating efficiencies, clarifying efficiencies and throughput capacities with maximum savings in terms of energy, water and disposal costs.