GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft is one of the largest system providers for food and energy processes with about EUR 5.7 billion revenue in 2012.
As an internationally operating technology group, the company focuses on process technology and components for demanding production processes in various end markets. The group generates about 70 percent of its revenue from the long-term growing food and energy industries.
The company's workforce comprised about 24,500 employees worldwide as of December 31, 2012. GEA Group is a market and technology leader in its business areas.
The company is listed in the MDAX index (G1A, WKN 660200). In addition GEA Group has a sponsored level I ADR program in the USA.
With effect from January 1, 2010, the businesses of the GEA Group were grouped into five segments without altering the overall portfolio of the group.
Effective March 24, 2011, GEA Group successfully concluded the takeover of Convenience Food Systems (CFS), who are headquartered at Bakel, Netherlands.
With the acquisition of CFS, GEA has added to its group one of the most multi-faceted suppliers of secondary food processing and packaging machinery (meat, fish, cheese).
A new, 6th, GEA segment under the name GEA Convenience-Food Technologies is created following the expansion of the product portfolio.
The structure provides a clear alignment of technologies and applications within the group.