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GEA: New production plant for separators in China

By Gerald Ondrey |

GEA Group AG (Bochum, Germany; www.geagroup.com) is planning to build a separator production facility in Wuqing, China. Production is scheduled to start in 2011. The site, which is located immediately next to an existing GEA Heat Exchangers Segment production plant, will initially have an area of 80,000 m2, although an option to double this has also been agreed with the Chinese authorities. The city, which is located to the southeast of Beijing in the municipality of Tianjin, offers a perfect infrastructure and access to a suitable workforce. The new GEA Mechanical Equipment Segment production plant will help reduce process and production costs, minimize global procurement times, and strengthen market proximity to GEA’s key international partners. In line with this, the production plant in Wuqing will mainly focus on products in demand in the Asian markets. “Implementing this project perfectly lays the groundwork for our companies’ continued forward-looking approach,” says Jürg Oleas, chairman of the executive board. Alongside separators and decanters from GEA Westfalia Separator Group, the GEA segment GEA Mechanical Equipment also includes valves, pumps and tank cleaning systems from GEA Tuchenhagen, as…
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