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GEA Westfalia Separator

GEA Westfalia Separator manufactures dynamic filtration and separation products including separators, clarifiers, decanters and membrane filtration systems. This equipment is used for the purification of suspensions, the separation of fluid mixtures with simultaneous removal of solids, extraction of material constituents and concentration or removal of liquids from solids.

Our technological leadership is based on over 115 years of innovation, first-class engineering and comprehensive processing capabilities. Our total organization meets or exceeds the prestigious DIN EN ISO 9001 standards.

The company was founded in 1893 in Oelde, Germany and since 1994 has been a part of the GEA Group AG and is a business unit within the GEA Mechanical Equipment segment.

In 1950 Westfalia Separator established US and Canadian corporations to serve as sales and marketing arms to compete in the burgeoning North American market for centrifuges. The companies were Centrico, Inc. and Centrico Canada, Inc. They were purchased by GEA in 1994.

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