The market leader in Vietnam for production of dairy products has placed an order for two complete dairy processing lines.

The market leader in Vietnam for production of dairy products, Vinamilk has placed an order with GEA Process Engineering for the delivery of two complete dairy processing lines for production of infant formula. The order, valued at approximately $40.7 million (€30 million) marks Vinamilk's biggest single investment in dairy processing equipment, according to the companies.

GEA Process Engineering's delivery will include:
  • Two GEA Process Engineering wet mix plants.
  • Two GEA Niro spray dryers.
    Two GEA Colby powder-handling and retail-filling plants.
In addition, Copenhagen-based GEA Process Engineering will provide utility and mechanical installation as well as production startup services. The two processing lines will each have a capacity to produce 4 ton of infant formula per hour.

Infant formula production, scheduled to commence in August 2012, will serve both the domestic market in Vietnam as well as Vinamilk’s export markets. The production lines will be located near Ho Chi Minh City.