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 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.”