GEA Group opens subsidiary in Nigeria

The globally active technology group is going to play a constructive role in the development of the beverage and food sector in West Africa

Kitzingen, (PresseBox) - GEA, one of the largest system suppliers for the food-processing industry, has opened a permanent office to serve the brewing, beverage and food market in West Africa. The Group has been active in South Africa for many years. The new office of GEA West Africa Ltd. in Lagos was established in acknowledgement of the positive environment for breweries as well as beverage and food manufacturers in West Africa and ensures great flexibility and close proximity to our customers from Nigeria and the neighboring countries.

"For the food and beverage activities of GEA, West Africa and Nigeria in particular is an important new market to support our growth strategy," says Dirk Hämling, Chairman of GEA West Africa Ltd. "We are proud to expand our global network in these growth markets."

West Africa as a key market for multinational customers

GEA West Africa Ltd., which is part of the Group Segment GEA Process Engineering, is now represented in Lagos by Andreas Krüger as the new general manager. He has many years of experience in brewing, food and beverages, both in Africa and in Europe. Therefore, he has an excellent knowledge of the market and knows the needs of the customers, which include not only local businesses, but also renowned international groups.

"I am delighted to be part of the GEA Group now. Nigeria has a growing economy with great business potential for GEA. GEA West Africa Ltd. will soon establish itself as a leading process engineering company in the Nigerian market," says Krüger.

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