GEA breaks ground on new US facility in Wisconsin

Nov. 7, 2022
GEA will invest more than $20 million in the new site in response to growing demand for separators, decanters, valves, pumps and homogenizers which are at the heart of many industrial production processes.

Janesville, Wisconsin; November 4, 2022 (GEA release) — GEA marked the official start of construction of its new repair, logistics, assembly, production and training facility in Janesville, Wisconsin. The groundbreaking ceremony of GEA’s first greenfield site in North America in 50 years was attended by company representatives and officials from the State of Wisconsin and City of Janesville.

GEA will invest more than 20 million USD in the new site in response to growing demand for separators, decanters, valves, pumps and homogenizers which are at the heart of many industrial production processes. Separators are machines used to separate two liquids of different densities from each other. Particularly in the pharmaceutical, dairy, food and marine industries separators are essential. Decanters contribute to a cleaner environment in numerous industrial applications such as wastewater and water treatment. Valves and Pumps are controlled flow technology equipment while Homogenizers are a type of mixing equipment to create a uniform and consistent mixture.

The 85,000 square foot-building is scheduled for completion in late 2023. In addition to modern office space, the facility will house a training center for customers and employees. The remaining space will be used for the repair of mechanical equipment and logistics. Located approximately 80 miles west of Milwaukee and 40 miles south of Madison, the new GEA facility will create more than 70 jobs.

Michael J. Vick, Separation & Flow Technologies Vice President - GEA North America: “We need another repair facility in the Midwest, because 30 to 35 percent of our installed customer base is located there. We will be much closer to our customers and have an opportunity to secure more repairs and spare parts business. Repairs are a critical part of our business as customers need our expertise, particularly for centrifuges which can’t be repaired at the customer site and require technical experience. Now we’ll be able to support them more efficiently and will be more attractive to new customers.”

“The Janesville facility will bring us closer to our growing Midwest customer base and it will enable us to meet the growing demand for our products,” says Azam Owaisi, CEO GEA North America. “As the new facility will have production capabilities to finalize separator, decanter, valve and pump assembly, GEA will fully meet the ‘Built in America’ mandates if required. We would like to thank the city of Janesville leadership for their cooperation and support.”

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