GEA to build the largest infant formula plant in China for Junlebao Dairy

GEA secured an order from the Shijiazhuang Junlebao Dairy Co. Ltd. in China to supply the country’s largest spray dryer for the manufacture of infant milk formula (IMF), with a planned production capacity of six tons per hour. The project has already kicked-off, with commercial production scheduled in the second quarter of 2020.

Founded in 1995, Junlebao achieved sustained and rapid growth over the years and today is the largest dairy processing company in the Hebei Province and the fourth largest dairy processing company in China. Well known for its liquid milk products, e.g. yogurt, lactobacillus beverages and UHT milk, it entered the infant formula milk powder market in 2017. In 2016, GEA provided already the whole production line technology and plant for infant formula milk powder