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GEA Group opens new Plate Heat Exchanger manufacturing facility in Chakan, Pune

Pune – December 2, 2010- The MDAX listed GEA Group, one of the largest product and system providers for food and energy processes in the world, today announced the launch its new plant in Pune, its 3rd in India. With revenues worth 4.4 Billion Euros and presence in over 50 countries with global production and supply centers, the new facility is a testament to GEA Group’s strategy to expand its worldwide presence.

The Pune plant has been set up with a built up area of 6500 sq meters is GEA Group’s third plant in India. The new plant will be aligned with GEA Group’s global manufacturing processes and quality standards. The Pune plant will manufacture Plate Heat Exchangers (PHE) of all types and will cater to India and Asia Pacific Markets


Speaking on the occasion, Mr. K.P Glockner, President and Spokesperson, GEA PHE Systems said, “We are happy to announce the launch of our new plant in Pune. It’s aligned with our global strategy to investing in growth markets. We have specifically located the plant in Pune because of its close proximity to Mumbai and availability of good infrastructure and man-power.” This new plant will open new employment opportunities for approximately a hundred people,” he added.


The plant is designed to cater to both assembly line production and batch wise production. And will have around 60 % to 100% localization depending on the product. The size of the plant is almost scalable. The Plant is certified by ISO, ASME and DNV.


Mr. Mik Hansen, Regional Director Asia Pacific, GEA PHE Systems, said,”We are optimistic about setting up our new plant in India, as the Indian market is the second largest market for us in the Asia Pacific region. ”Our technologies are applied in Dairy, Food, Chemical, Petrochemical, Starch, Refinery, Fertilizer, Beverage, Pharmaceutical and Biotech industries. We are capable of functioning as a total PHE product solution provider - from "Concept to Commissioning" covering Design Engineering and Manufacturing,” he added



About GEA Group:

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft is one of the largest system providers for food and energy processes with about EUR 4.4 billion in 2009 revenue. As a globally operating technology group, the company focuses on process technology and components for demanding production processes in various end markets. The group generates about 70 percent of its revenue from the long-term growing food and energy industries. The company's workforce comprised over 20,000 employees worldwide as of December 31, 2009. GEA Group is a market and technology leader in its business areas. The company is listed in the MDAX index (G1A, WKN 660200). In addition GEA Group has a sponsored level I ADR program in the USA.

GEA PHE Systems is responsible for plate heat exchanger technology within the GEA Heat Exchangers segment of the GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft. The manufacturing locations in Germany, USA, Canada and India produce gasketed, fully-welded and brazed plate heat exchangers for just about every industrial application and are sold throughout the world.

GEA EcoServe – the service organisation of GEA PHE Systems – provides a fast and competent maintenance and spare-parts service throughout the world with its network of customer service centres in many countries.