GEA Westfalia Separator has gained more than 110 years of experience with 2500 different process applications in centrifugal separation. In addition to its core products - separators and decanters - the company has expanded its range of products to include filtration technology using ceramic membranes. Supplemented by this new business activity GEA Westfalia Separator is now in a position to expand its product purification capability within a single process chain. As a result of intelligent and matched designs using technologies such as centrifugation and membrane filtration, the economics of the process chain are improved to a significant extent. Similarly, GEA Westfalia Separator moved very early to embrace customer relationship management and is certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2000. All subsidiaries, both at home and abroad, have fully implemented this highest level of quality standard. For GEA Westfalia Separator quality is multi-faceted and goes beyond just the production area. It extends from research, via service, to the responsibilities of the company towards the community. Strategic staff development and an environmental management system certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 14001 are further examples of this policy.