GEA has inaugurated its extended and modernized homogenizer production site in Parma, Italy. This investment, driven by growing demand in the food, pharmaceutical and biotech sectors, will enable production capacity to be expanded by up to 50 percent. The new facility is equipped with advanced testing capabilities and additional assembly areas aimed at accelerating delivery times. GEA Parma’s new site focuses on sustainability through environmentally friendly practices such as photovoltaic panels, water reuse systems and innovative air conditioning technology.
“This investment marks a significant leap forward for GEA’s homogenizer business, combining enhanced efficiency with a strong commitment to environmental responsibility,” emphasized Domenico Gambarelli, Senior Vice President of the GEA Homogenizer business unit. “It underlines the importance of GEA’s historic site in Parma. Drawing on over 75 years’ experience, it has become one of the world’s key centers for research and innovation in homogenization. With this strategic upgrade, we are proud to continue the success story together with our dedicated employees.”
4,000 additional square meters for enhanced efficiency and technology
The centerpiece of the expansion is the new 4,000 square-meter production unit, which will boost production capacity by up to 50 percent over the next decade. Alongside the assembly area, a new dedicated testing area with state-of-the-art test bays has been implemented. Here, Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) can also be performed in the presence of customers.