The German company is investing around US$20 million in the new greenfield site to meet growing demand for separators, decanters, valves, pumps and homogenizers.
“The Janesville facility will bring us closer to our growing Midwest customer base and it will enable us to meet the growing demand for our products,” said Azam Owaisi, CEO of GEA North America. “As the new facility will have production capabilities to finalize separator, decanter, valve and pump assembly, GEA will fully meet the ‘Built in America’ mandates if required.”
The 85,000 sq ft building is scheduled for completion in late 2023. In addition to modern office space, the facility will house a training centre for customers and employees. The remaining space will be used for the repair of mechanical equipment and for logistics.
Located approximately 80 miles west of Milwaukee and 40 miles south of Madison, the new GEA facility will create more than 70 jobs.
The building is being constructed as a net-zero facility and will include a high efficiency heating and cooling system, solar panels, LED lighting, electric car charging stations, recycling and water reuse possibilities.
GEA is working with Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville to develop an educational and training program. This will provide GEA with a pool of graduates with the desired skillset to meet the current and future workforce needs.