With the concluded acquisition of the Italian Pavan Group end of November 2017, the Düsseldorf engineering group GEA purchased a leading supplier of extrusion and milling technology for processing all kinds of fresh and dried pasta, pelleted snack products and breakfast cereals. The acquisition is an important milestone in the declared growth strategy for further expanding food processing activities for the world's leading process solutions and components group for sophisticated production processes.

The Pavan Group is a strong and solid organization, operating in the food industry as global supplier of industrial solutions, from the handling of raw materials to the final packaging. The Italian specialist offers the widest range of solutions for the production of all types of pasta: long and short-cut dry pasta, nest shaped, pre-cooked pasta, couscous, as well as machineries for filled, flat, and extruded fresh pasta, convenience food and gnocchi. They also provide dies, cutting systems, die washing equipment and packaging lines in this segment.

Only a few months after acquiring the Italian Pavan Group, the technology group GEA will integrate the company into their booth at Anuga FoodTec in Cologne. GEA invites food industry representatives to visit hall 10.2 at booth A-090-C-119 to learn more about the future of food processing through innovative equipment and integrated solutions. Pavan, a leading supplier of extrusion and milling technology for processing all kinds of fresh and dry pastas, cereal-based snacks and breakfast cereals, will present their technology know-how—from raw material handling to final packaging—to booth visitors.

Pavans know-how in extrusion technology, its wide range of industrial solutions, constant work in R&D and presence in key international markets are the foundation upon which GEA will strengthen its growth within these sectors, particularly as it pertains to integrated process solutions. GEA's acquisition marks a new phase of growth for the new subsidiaries, which can rely on the support of a large brand with solid industrial and financial capacity. The merger will enable the development of innovative technologies and commercial synergies, with the goal of offering clients high quality products and services.

“Although still fresh, the cooperation with our new colleagues in the various companies of the Pavan group is excellent, confirming that they will add value to GEA. During the world’s leading Anuga FoodTec fair, we have a great opportunity to demonstrate our new competencies,” says Keimpe van der Hoeven, senior vice president, Product Group Pasta, Extrusion & Milling at GEA.

Anuga will be the first show where both the Italian Pavan Group and GEA will be combined into one booth.