The new site of GEA has a strong emphasis on sustainability, with environment friendly measures including solar panels, water reuse systems and a state-of-the-art building management system.

GEA has initiated operations at its recently inaugurated facility in Janesville, Wisconsin, US, spanning 86,000-square-feet and dedicated to fabrication, repair, logistics and training. 

With an investment of $20 million, the facility aims to cater to the increasing needs of GEA’s expanding customer base in the US Midwest. 

The site’s production capabilities are focused on the finalisation of separators, decanter, valves and pump assembly. The facility has incorporated several features designed to boost sustainability, such as solar panels, water reuse systems and a building management system. 

GEA starts operations at new facility
Rooftop solar panels are just one of the eco-friendly features of GEA’s new fabrication, repair, logistics and training facility in Janesville, Wisconsin (USA). Source: GEA

“Opening the new Janesville facility as anticipated in December 2023 represents a significant step toward meeting our customers where they operate,” says Azam Owaisi, CEO GEA North America. “It highlights GEA’s commitment to product quality and service excellence. We are excited to become a vibrant employer and partner for the Janesville community.”

Deployed primarily in the pharmaceutical, dairy, food and marine industries, separators are machines used to separate two liquids of different densities from each other. Decanters contribute to a cleaner environment in numerous industrial applications such as wastewater and water treatment. Valves and pumps control flow technology equipment, while homogenizers create uniform and consistent mixtures.

Over 70 employees work at the facility located 80 miles west of Milwaukee and 40 miles south of Madison. Its main production area is used for mechanical equipment fabrication, repair and logistics. The modern office concept housed in the facility allows for effective workspace utilization, collaboration and communication, while the open flow of the building helps promote employee connectivity and productivity.

GEA reaffirms its commitment to minimising its environmental footprint by incorporating eco-friendly features such as LED lighting, electric car charging stations as well as a high-efficiency heating and cooling system.

About GEA

GEA is one of the world’s largest suppliers of systems and components to the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries. The international technology group, founded in 1881, focuses on machinery and plants, as well as advanced process technology, components, and comprehensive services.

Source: GEA

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