Vinamilk, the market leader in Vietnam for production of dairy products, placed an order with GEA Process Engineering for delivery of two complete dairy processing lines for production of infant formula. The order of more than 30 million euro marks Vinamilk’s biggest single investment in dairy processing equipment.
GEA Process Engineering’s delivery includes two GEA Process Engineering wet mix plants, two GEA Niro spray dryers and two GEA Colby powder handling and retail filling plants. GEA Process Engineering also will provide utility and mechanical installation as well as production start-up services. The two processing lines will each have a capacity to produce 4 ton of infant formula per hour.
“We are very happy with this order because by delivering complete production lines and providing installation and start-up from A to Z, we can guarantee that Vinamilk gets a fully optimized production facility,” says Claus Siegaard, business unit manager for GEA Process Engineering in Singapore.
GEA Process Engineering won the order in an open tender that was released by Vinamilk in January. GEA Process Engineering handed in its bid in June.
“We have chosen GEA as the supplier of our new installation because it has met all our requirements during tender evaluation in regards to process technology, including experience, engineering, delivery time and reasonable pricing,” says Madame Lien, chairwoman for Vinamilk.
Infant formula production, scheduled to commence in August 2012, will serve both the domestic market in Vietnam as well as Vinamilk’s export markets. The production lines will be located near Ho Chi Minh City.
For further information, contact Patrick Cole, sales manager of GEA Process Engineering. He can be reached at 715/386-9371 and

GEA Process Engineering develops, designs and markets production plant equipment and processes for the dairy, brewery, food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. With sales of more than EUR 1 billion in 2009 and close to 4,500 employees working in more than 40 countries, GEA Process Engineering is recognized as a world leader within industrial drying with liquid processing, drying, aseptic packaging and emission control as the core technologies. GEA Process Engineering is a business segment in GEA Group, headquartered in Germany. For further information

Vinamilk is the market leader in production of dairy products in Vietnam. It is a shareholder company listed on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HOSE). Vinamilk has the vision to become the fastest growing healthy dairy and food products company by building a long-term, competitively advantaged product portfolio across the scale. For further information