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Laos instant-coffee plant for GEA Niro

By Gerald Ondrey |

GEA Niro (Soeborg, Denmark; www.niro.com) has recently won a contract worth several million Euros with Dao Heuang Group in Laos for the delivery of a complete instant coffee processing line. When in full production the processing line will produce 3,000 ton/yr of instant coffee and is scheduled to start operation in November 2011. In recent years GEA Niro has become a world leader in the supply of processing lines for instant coffee with completed projects in Russia, Mexico, China and Vietnam. This latest project requires the company to supply two extraction lines each of the type FIC “2-in-1” , two-evaporators, two-aroma recovery plant  type ARC , a spray dryer type GIC, an agglomerator type RWA and a CONRAD WB, an extendable continuous freeze drying plant. The plant will be built greenfield site with GEA Niro taking a decisive share of the responsibility. Kim Knudsen, sales manager in the company’s Food & Dairy Division, said that it had been a challenging negotiation taking some five years from the initial contact to completion. “But in hindsight it is very rewarding for us that our persistence and hard work was been worthwhile,” he said. “This has confirmed our global position…
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