GEA Process Engineering UK brings together leading brands to offer a single source for aseptic and hygienic process components
[wpg width=”175″ height=”320″ align=”right”]GEA Process Engineering UK, based in Warrington, has restructured its components department to bring together technology-leading brands, GEA Pumps, GEA Tuchenhagen, GEA Aseptomag and GEA Breconcherry to strengthen the company’s service offering and provide a single source for hygienic and aseptic components for customers throughout the UK’s processing industries.
For 35 years GEA Process Engineering (Warrington) has represented Tuchenhagen, the leading supplier of hygienic valves, in a relationship that started long before the company became part of GEA. In 1967, in a major breakthrough for the industry, GEA Tuchenhagen became the inventor of the mix-proof valve, cementing its leading industry position. The restructuring has now included as part of the company’s scope of supply GEA Pumps, GEA Aseptomag (acquired by GEA in 2012) – the Swiss technology leader for aseptic valves and systems, and GEA Breconcherry (acquired by GEA in 2011) a leading supplier of CIP systems.
GEA process Engineering will now supply a much wider range of components and back-up services for hygienic and aseptic applications in the UK dairy, food, beverage, distillery, brewery, pharma, bio-tech, and home & personal care (HPC) sectors. “There are distinct benefits in combining the brands into a single offering,” explained Doug Mills, the company’s Components Sales Manager. “We can now offer a service that provides quotations, after-sales and product servicing from one central point of contact. This means cost savings and quicker response times for customers because GEA has on-call engineering staff all over the UK who have good local knowledge and are familiar with plants and processes. It’s now possible for a single engineer to maintain equipment from all four brands.”
Combining supply and service for all four brands is also more efficient for customers. Now customers can order from a single source, have one point of contact for after-sales requirements, one contract and lower-cost, more efficient administration. “Because engineers are working more closely with customers, on a range of equipment, they have a much more holistic view of the plant and its production needs,” said Doug. “It means that we can be true partners for all our clients’ hygienic and aseptic component needs and be much more proactive in helping them maintain maximum plant efficiency.”
GEA Process Engineering UK also maintains strong links with other GEA companies including GEA Diessel for electromagnetic flow meters and GEA Wiegand for jet pumps that provide hygienic and aseptic components to the processing industries. The company now believes it offers the most comprehensive range of components and services in the UK for this competitive sector.
About GEA Process Engineering
GEA Process Engineering develops, designs, and markets production plant equipment and processes for the dairy, brewery, food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. With sales close to EUR 1.7 billion in 2012 and 5,500 employees working in more than 40 countries, GEA Process Engineering is recognized as a world leader within liquid processing, concentration, industrial drying, powder processing & handling, emissions control, solid dosage forms & sterile products, and aseptic packaging. GEA Process Engineering is a business segment of GEA Group, headquartered in Germany. For further information visit www.geap.com.
About GEA Group
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft is one of the largest suppliers for the food processing industry and a wide range of other process industries. As an international technology group, the Company focuses on process technology and components for sophisticated production processes. In 2012, GEA generated consolidated revenues in excess of EUR 5.7 billion, 70 percent of which came from the food and energy sectors, which are long-term growth industries. The group employed about 24,750 people worldwide as of June 30, 2013. 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) and the STOXX® Europe 600 Index. For further information visit www.gea.com.