Milk is one of the world’s most significant farming segments, offering an amazingly versatile range of products. Consumers expect dairy products to be natural, fresh, pure and wholesome, but also offering variety and convenience – expectations that our customers in the dairy industry are bound to fulfil every day. Additionally, our clients have to meet the demands of cGMP and other local and international standards and the requirements of regulatory authorities and trusts such as 3-A, FDA and EHEDG We are proud to be able to support our customers at the highest level in terms of hygienic processes and product quality. In cooperation with external suppliers and GEA offices all over the world, we deliver individual, innovative and economic process solutions for the manufacture of high-quality food products.
Our customers manufacture a comprehensive range of dairy products. The following list gives a basic idea of the infinite possibilities:
- Butter, Spreads & Butter oil
- Cheese & cheese Powder
- Coffee whitener
- Curd & soft cheese
- Ice cream
- Infant Formula/Baby Food
- Milk (whole & skim milk)
- Whey & Whey products
GEA Process Technologies Ireland Ltd provides individual engineering services and complete process solutions for manufacturers in the dairy industry. High quality equipment and components for liquid processing, drying and solids handling/packaging are delivered by several GEA Technology Centres. Our experienced project teams and service engineers ensure a smooth project execution, taking responsibility for your project through process design and engineering, plant automation, commissioning, validation and after-sales service.
A representative process for demonstrating the complexity of the manufacture of dairy products is the production of milk powder. A complete milk powder process typically consists of the following operations – with high-standard GEA equipment available for every single step.
- Milk reception, pre-treatment
- Spray drying
- Powder handling and storage
- Powder packing
Please find more details on the GEA Process Engineering range of technologies for the dairy industries:
GEA also offers further technology segments for the dairy industry, covering Farm Technologies, Mechanical Equipment and Heat Exchangers, Food Solutions as well as Refrigeration Technologies.
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