Israeli startup Better Juice partners food processing tech giant GEA to scale up sugar reduction technology

ISRAEL – Better Juice, an Israeli Sugar-reduction food-tech start-up, is partnering with global food processing technology gaint GEA to scale up its technology In a statement, Better Juice said the partnership is part of its strategy to transform the global juice industry by advancing its technology to reduce all sugars in orange juices. Through the joint venture, Better Juice will have an opportunity to leverage on GEA extensive expertise in food processing and on its global reach to scale up its technology and expand its global footprint. Better Juice and…

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GEA introduces new thermoforming packaging machine that enables use of paper-based packaging alternatives

GERMANY – GEA, one of the largest technology suppliers for food processing and a wide range of other industries, has unveiled a new packing machine that functions with paper The new machine called PowerPak Plus is a thermoforming packaging machine that enables the use of paper-based packaging alternatives to meet sustainability demands. GEA in a statement revealed that following technical modifications, the machine is now able to use paper in its range of solutions – including vacuum, MAP and shrink packaging – for a variety of food products such as…

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GEA to sell barn equipment and milk cooling technology business to private equity firm Mutares

GERMANY – GEA, a leading technology supplier for food processing company, has agreed to sell its barn equipment and milk cooling technology businesses to private equity firm Mutares SE & Co KGaA for an undisclosed sum.  The companies concerned; GEA Farm Technologies Japy, and Royal De Boer Stalinrichtingen, were part of the groups farm technologies division. Japy is a a French manufacturer of milk cooling tanks while Royal De Boer Stalinrichtingen is a European supplier of barn equipment based in the Netherlands. Together, the two companies reportedly generated revenues of…

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US FDA approves GEA’s aseptic technology

USA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded GEA a letter of no objection (LONO) for its ABF 1.2 technology, an integrated blowing, filling and capping solution featuring a fully aseptic rotary blowing machine. According to GEA, that is the only system equipped with a 100% aseptic blower that is allowed to produce shelf-stable low acid (LA) beverages free from preservatives for distribution at ambient temperature in the U.S. market. The GEA solution is based on an integrated blowing, filling and capping process that runs within a…

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GEA partners with Almarai Company to build a modern dairy factory in Saudi Arabia

SAUDI ARABIA – GEA, one of the largest suppliers of technology for the food processing industry, has worked with Almarai Company in Saudi Arabia to build the nation’s largest and most modern dairy processing facility. Almarai Company is the the largest dairy company in Saudi Arabia by market value. The new plant at Al Kharj includes multiple production lines for a wide range of milk and yoghurt products. GEA added that it has the capacity to process two million liters of milk a day, and that the project has already…

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GEA develops new machine design to optimize flavor manufacturing

GERMANY – Technology solutions provider GEA Group has developed a new machine design for flavor manufacturers that ensure consistent, high quality flavour products. The new machine design incorporates new control and cleaning elements that will ensure a clean and safe production process, right from raw materials reception to production of the finished products. According to the company, the new flavor creations will be carried out using the new design but at the same time ensuring the new products are not very different from original ones in terms of taste, consistency…

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GEA acquires Italian pasta equipment maker, Pavan Group

GERMANY – GEA, one of the largest suppliers of process technology for the food industry has acquired the Italian Pavan Group, a leading supplier of extrusion and milling technology for processing of all kinds of pasta, snacks and breakfast cereals. Pavan Group had in 2016 generated revenue of around US$182.5 million, with EBITDA of almost US$34.14 million. It generates some 40% of its revenue in Europe, followed by America with 27% and Asia with 17%. The company, which has its head offices in Galliera Veneta near Padua, employs staff of…

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