GEA to Supply Advanced Technology for Drying Potato Starch for PEPEES in Poland

GEA Barr-Rosin is to supply PEPEES in Poland with a turnkey potato starch drying system to meet the anticipated increase in production following the elimination of production quotas on sugar and potato starch in line with the EU's new Common Agricultural Policy.  GEA is working closely with its Polish market company, GEA Process Engineering Sp. Z o.o. to supply the entire plant including erection, cabling, drying, sifting, cooling, conveying, silo loading and the advanced plant control system.

PEPEES Group specialises in processing potatoes to make a range of products including: potato starch, crystalline and anhydrous glucose, maltodextrin, glucose syrups and potato flakes in addition to potato protein for feedstuff purposes. The changes to the European Union's Common Agricultural Policy quotas have led the company to expand its site at Lomza, Poland to meet the demand for its potato starch products.

A key feature of the GEA Barr-Rosin technology is the well proven feed dispersion system that ensures product quality and provides efficiency. The more effective the feed dispersion, the more surface area is available to promote near-instant heat and mass transfer; preventing overheating and the risk of consequent heat degradation.  

This system will also be fitted with GEA Barr-Rosin's robust ATEX Certified Explosion Vent Doors.  Being robust, these re-usable, flush-fitting, self-insulated doors are not liable to the process thermal cycling and pressure fluctuations which regularly cause standard venting panels to fail.  The doors provide reliable dryer protection without the burdensome maintenance needs often found with standard venting panels.  

GEA was also able to provide PEPEES with local support through its Polish market company.  Alec Lear, Director of Operations for GEA Barr-Rosin, said: "This local support was critical for the customer.  GEA Process Engineering in Poland provides crucial support throughout the design and building phase and with ongoing maintenance for the customer."

The new plant will be commissioned in August 2015.

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Dominique Kuehner

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About GEA Barr-Rosin

GEA Barr-Rosin, a member of the Process Engineering Segment of GEA Group, is a leading supplier of industrial drying systems, offering numerous technologies to dry wet materials, ranging from granules, cakes, sludges, powders and slurries.  With thousands of references worldwide, GEA Barr-Rosin drives for excellence and maintains their leading position by continually focusing on product quality, system reliability, energy savings and emission control. For further information visit

About GEA Process Engineering

GEA Process Engineering develops, designs and markets production plant equipment and processes for the dairy, brewery, food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. With sales close to EUR 1.8 billion in 2013 and more than 5,900 employees working in more than 40 countries, GEA Process Engineering is recognised as a world leader within liquid processing, concentration, industrial drying, powder processing handling, emission control, solid dosage forms sterile products and aseptic packaging. GEA Process Engineering is a business segment of GEA Group, headquartered in Germany. For further information visit

About GEA Group

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft is one of the largest suppliers for the food processing industry and a wide range of other process industries. As an international technology group, the Company focuses on process technology and components for sophisticated production processes. In 2013, GEA generated consolidated revenues in excess of EUR 4.3 billion, more than 70 percent of which came from the food sector, which is a long-term growth industry. The group employed about 18,000 people worldwide as of December 31, 2013. GEA Group is a market and technology leader in its business areas. It is listed in Germany's MDAX stock index (G1A, WKN 660 200) and the STOXX® Europe 600 Index. Further information is available on the Internet at:

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