German food processing technology firm GEA Group announced the expansion of its extrusion and milling technology portfolio following its November 2017 acquisition Italian industrial solutions provider Pavan Group.
The purchase of the equipment maker now gives GEA customers more options to process dry and fresh pasta, breakfast cereals, and palleted snack products, a company press release said Thursday.
“The Pavan Group is a strong and solid organization, operating in the food industry as a global supplier of industrial solutions, from the handling of raw materials to the final packaging,” GEA’s release stated.
GEA said it plans to continue the Pavan Group’s growth globally by building on the Italian firm’s existing expertise, continuing to improve its product range, and maintaining investment in research and development.
“In the future, GEA will be able to offer customers new high-quality and innovative processes and automation solutions for deployment in stand-alone installations, but also complete turnkey systems,” the firm said.GEA North America