GEA receives order to build Asia’s largest milk production plant in India

imagesSource: Business Standard, July 18, 2017

Mumbai: Global equipment and process technology provider GEA on Tuesday said it has received an order from the AmulFed Dairy, a unit of Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), to build milk production facility in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

The order, worth ‘lower double-digit million-euro’, is for setting up a new turnkey dairy plant for the production of 150 tonne per day of skim milk powder and 120 tonne per day of dairy whitener and baby food, GEA said in a release.

The milk powder plant is scheduled to begin production in 2018.

“We will provide AmulFed with a hygienically-superior plant that will deliver peak performance. The AmulFed milk powder plant at Gandhinagar will not be just the largest in Asia but it will also be the most environment-friendly,” said GEA Country Managing Director, India Cluster, Abhay Chaudhari.

The plant, to be installed on a turnkey basis by GEA, will process around 90,000 litres per hour of milk to produce multiple value-added products.AmulFed already has two milk powder plants in same location supplied by GEA.

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