Operations have begun at GEA’s new 86,000 square-foot fabrication, repair, logistics and training facility in Janesville, Wisconsin (USA). Representing an investment of some USD 20 million to meet demand from the company’s growing Midwest customer base, the facility has production capabilities to finalise separator, decanter as well as valve and pump assembly. The new site has a strong emphasis on sustainability, with environmentally friendly measures including solar panels, water reuse systems and a state-of-the-art building management system.
Said Azam Owaisi, CEO, GEA North America: “Opening the new Janesville facility as anticipated in December 2023 represents a significant step toward meeting our customers where they operate. 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 homogenisers create uniform and consistent mixtures.
More than 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 utilisation, collaboration and communication, while the open flow of the building helps promote employee connectivity and productivity. For more visit gea.com