GERMANY: GEA Group has renamed its Refrigeration Technologies division as GEA Heating & Refrigeration Technologies to reflect the company’s position as a supplier of both technologies.
In addition, to provide customers easier access to this latest heat pump technology, GEA says it is investing “a high single-digit million-Euro sum” in the extension of its test centres throughout Europe. GEA’s heat pumps can reuse and upcycle waste heat from essential refrigeration processes and repurpose it in the production process.
“Our name change clearly signals our long-term commitment to the growing heating and refrigeration market by providing our customers with integrated solutions that are more energy efficient and better for the environment,” said Kai Becker, CEO of GEA Heating & Refrigeration Technologies.
“We have the knowledge, the technology and the ability to successfully implement innovative projects that enable customers to build green factories that comply with current and future emission targets.”
The expansion from 400m² to 850m² of its existing test center in Berlin started in May and is expected to be completed in 2023. The facility will be 90% automated and operate 24/7.
In Den Bosch, Netherlands, GEA is integrating its off-site test centres into the existing factory and extending it with new state-of-the art test equipment.