GEA Uses Bentley Technology to Design Milk Processing Plants

Fast Facts

  • AutoPIPE allowed the team to create a seismic loop for the Pahiatua plant, enabling 900 millimeters of movement in all lateral directions to provide structural integrity in the event of an earthquake.
  • In terms of material usage, energy consumption, and waste, the Lichfield milk processing plant is now the most efficient facility of its kind in the industry.


  • ProjectWise helped to enhance collaboration and information mobility, improve productivity, and optimize time and costs.
  • GEA utilized AutoPIPE to prove design integrity and ensure regulatory compliance for the Pahiatua plant, which was built in a seismically active location.
  • Bentley i-models accelerated data transfer and enhanced design coordination to streamline decision making and meet deadlines for both projects.

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