GEA Pharma Systems Acquires BSGT to strengthen its freeze drying presence in China and the Asian Pacific region

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GEA Pharma Systems, a unit in GEA Process Engineering, has acquired Beijing Sino-German Tianhe Technology (BSGT) in Beijing, a company with a broad competence in freeze drying technology, in a move that greatly strengthens GEA Pharma Systems’ position in China and the Asian Pacific region.

BSGT building in China

It is essential that we align our production and distribution capabilities precisely with our customers' needs.

GEA Pharma Systems, a unit in GEA Process Engineering, has acquired Beijing Sino-German Tianhe Technology (BSGT) in Beijing, a company with a broad competence in freeze drying technology, in a move that greatly strengthens GEA Pharma Systems’ position in China and the Asian Pacific region. The acquisition is part of the unit’s strategic objective to serve this fast-growing market for pharmaceutical freeze drying technology.

The company name will be GEA Lyophil (Beijing) Ltd. It will be part of GEA Lyophil, a technology company in GEA Process Engineering and one of the world’s leaders in pharmaceutical freeze drying technology, based in Cologne, Germany. The acquisition will be formally cemented at an official ceremony to take place on 11 November 2010 in Beijing.

BSGT is a successful company that has a proven track record in China for the supply, commissioning and servicing of pharmaceutical freeze drying equipment. The company has an experienced management and operational team with an excellent knowledge of the Chinese pharmaceutical market, an established relationship with the local supply chain, and a comprehensive understanding of the commercial opportunities in the region.

Ron Youngs, President of GEA Pharma Systems and a member of the GEA Process Engineering Board explained that the acquisition of BSGT fits perfectly with his company’s long-term global objectives as a global leader in pharmaceutical freeze drying technology. “It is essential that we align our production and distribution capabilities precisely with our customers’ needs,” he said.

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 of more than EUR 1 billion in 2009 and 4,500 employees working in more than 40 countries, GEA Process Engineering is recognised as a world leader within liquid processing, industrial drying, aseptic packaging and emission control. GEA Process Engineering is a business segment of the GEA Group, headquartered in Germany.

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All business enquiries to:
Heinrich Meintrup
Managing Director
GEA Lyophil GmbH
Kalscheurener Str. 92
50354 Huerth
Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 2233/6999-220
Fax: +49 (0) 2233/6999-8220
Email: Heinrich(dot)Meintrup(at)geagroup(dot)com
Web: http://www.geapharmasystems.com

Jinbin Tang
Managing Director
No. 186 Shuangjiafen
Wangsiying
Chaoyang District
Beijing.
Tel: +86 10 87394872
Fax: +86 10 87393755
Email: Jinbin(dot)Tang(at)bsgt(dot)com(dot)cn

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