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GEA invests €5.5m in AWP factory

GERMANY: GEA is investing around €5.5m in the modernisation of industrial refrigeration production valves and components at its GEA AWP site in Prenzlau. 

As part of this project, seven older machining centres have been replaced by new CNC machines and lathes which speed production and reduce set-up times. In addition, the new machines save valuable production space. The first new milling machining centre went into operation at the end of last year. 

The investment in the new machines will also lead to an additional 20 production employees being recruited by 2026. 

The GEA AWP plant production includes safety valves, shut-off valves, ball valves, suction filters and oil management valves for inclusion in all types of heating and cooling systems,.

The AWP factory can trace its history back to 1972 with the establishment of Armaturenwerk Prenzlau (AWP) for the production of refrigeration valves. GEA acquired the company in 2006 and is now part of the GEA Heating & Refrigeration Division. 

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