GEA Levati Food Tech is a member of the GEA Process Engineering segment of the GEA Group. The company specialises in the innovation, design, manufacture and supply of retorts and associated handling equipment for the safe and effective sterilization and pasteurization of in-container food products. Products handled include: baby food, pet food, vegetables, meat, beverages, sea food and ready-to-eat meals.
Levati Food Tech was established in 1966 as a manufacturer of preparation & handling systems for fruit and vegetable processing lines. The next milestone in the company’s history was the development of static retorts for in-container vegetable sterilization. In cooperation with important Italian food companies the first rotary sterilizer was introduced in 1974, and in 1983 Levati Food Tech delivered the first completely automated batch retort system.
In 1999 Levati Food Tech was acquired by the Procomac Group and joined in 2007 the Process Engineering Segment of the GEA Group under the name GEA Levati Food Tech.
In 2011, GEA Levati launched a new concept in rotary retorts: the SRC (System Rotary Combined). The SRC is the first ever rotary retort to have both fixed and rotating water jets to minimise processing time. It represents just the next stage of GEA Levati’s programme of continual innovation.
GEA Levati operates from its new head office in Sala Baganza (Parma), Italy.
For more information please visit www.gealevati.com