Alfa Laval is a manufacturer of equipment that makes production processes more efficient.
All the products developed by the company are based on the three key technologies that have been improved and revamped for already a century and a half, but remained the same in essence. They are:
• Heat exchange
• Flow control
It is all about controlling state of various (gas, liquid) media, which is essential for many industrial processes.
AB Separator company was founded in 1883 and later gave rise to Alfa Laval Group. The first developments were engineering solutions in the food industry. For example, in 1883 a milk separator was installed on a dairy plant. Another innovation by Alfa Laval was installation of the first continuous centrifuge on a plant producing bakery yeast (1890).
Today, Alfa Laval equipment is successfully applied in various industries, such as food, chemical, pharmaceutical industry, mechanical engineering, iron and steel works, biofuel production, power engineering, wood processing and petroleum industry.
Moreover, Alfa Laval is a recognized leader in the heat exchanger market. The company's equipment provides temperature control for both human comfort (air conditioning and ventilation in offices, commercial facilities, production shops) and conditioning of various production processes, from metals melting to wine production.
THE COMPANY’S FOUNDERS
The company was founded by Gustav de Laval and Oscar Lamm, Jr. Gustav de Laval was a gifted engineer who made many useful inventions, such as a centrifugal separator and a steam turbine. This ingenious inventor not only obtained 92 patents, but also established 32 companies. These included a company called Separator, which later transformed into Alfa Laval.
Alfa Laval products are present in 100 countries around the world, 50 of which hosting direct sales offices with service centers. The company owns about 27 large plants (15 in Europe, 7 in Asia, 4 in the US, and 1 in Brazil). The main manufacturing facilities are located in Sweden, Denmark, France, as well as in the US and India. This Swedish manufacturer also has an office in our country.
• 70 service centers around the world
• 125 years of continuous operation
• 11,500 employees worldwide: 1899 in Sweden, 1045 in Denmark, 1045 in India, 826 in the United States, 583 in France
• 500,000 heating systems and 10,000 refrigeration systems in 60 years
• Heat exchangers of various types (gas, electrical and water heat exchangers, heat boilers, evaporators, combined heat recovery systems)
• Separators (centrifugal separators, filters and membranes)
• Circulation equipment (condensers, pumps, control valves, tanks)
Today, important applications of Alfa Laval equipment are ventilation and air conditioning systems, as well as heating of various facilities.
• ISO 9001:2008
• ISO 14001:2004
• OHSAS 18001:2007