GEA has collected an award for a newly developed system for the preparation and addition of tempered process water for the food industry, which has already been commissioned at a cheese dairy.

The new system, developed by Joachim Löw, milk and cheese processing technologist at GEA, convinced the jury with its product safety, a high degree of standardisation with flexibility and low operating costs. The system also incorporates complete production data logging, the monitoring of all relevant parameters as well as the connection to a dynamic recipe.

The award, presented by two trade magazines as well as the Association of Ahlem Engineers, honours the successful implementation of technical innovations in the dairy and food industry. Eligible for the award are processes, plant parts, complete 
production units or relevant solutions that have clear advantages for the industry as a whole or that represent technological progress. The assessment of the applications and the selection of the winners are carried out by a jury of renowned experts.

Niels Erik Olsen, executive board member of the GEA Group, said: “GEA develops customised solutions for our customers in order to meet the increasing demands in terms of quality, safety, standardisation, flexibility and cost reduction. We are very pleased to once again receive the Dairy Technology Award, because it reiterates the innovative strength of our development work.”