GEA invests EUR 5.5 million at the Prenzlau site

Date: 19.01.2024Source: GEA
Lucas Lehmann, Supervisor Machining Department (l.) explains the new chipping machine to Thomas Strotkötter (Heating & Refrigeration Technologies, GEA), Tobias Länge (Managing Director GEA AWP) and Hendrik Sommer (Mayor of Prenzlau). (Photo: GEA)


GEA is investing around EUR 5.5 million in the modernisation of production at the GEA AWP site in Prenzlau, Germany, until 2026. By expanding its capacities, GEA is targeting further growth in the important market for heating and cooling technologies. As part of this project, seven older machining centers will be replaced by new models. The new CNC machining centers and lathes enable a reduction in machining time of up to 20 percent and a reduction in set-up times of up to 70 percent. In addition, the new machines save valuable space in production and can be used for other purposes. Another important advantage of the new machines is the improved ergonomic situation for employees. The first new milling machining center went into operation at the end of 2023.

The investment in the new machines is also linked to an increase in production jobs at the GEA AWP site in Prenzlau. Around 20 additional production employees in machining, welding and logistics are to be recruited by 2026.

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