Alfa Laval in short
3 key technologies
The core of Alfa Laval´s operations is based on three key technologies: heat transfer, separation and fluid handling. All three have great significance for industrial companies and Alfa Laval holds leading global market positions within its fields of technical expertise.
3 business divisions
Alfa Laval´s business is divided into three divisions covering Energy, Food&Water, and Marine. Our customers are found in various industries such as chemical, oil & gas, pulp and paper, waste water treatment, marine, power and food to mention a few. In addition, a dedicated service organization supports our customers to ensure that they can continue to rely upon the excellent performance of their Alfa Laval equipment.
More than 100 countries
Alfa Laval´s products are sold in approximately 100 countries, 50 of which have their own sales organizations. The company has 42 large production units (22 in Europe, 10 in Asia, eight in the USA and two in Latin America), and more than 100 service centres.
17,109 employees worldwide
Alfa Laval currently has about 17,000 employees worldwide – where Sweden, China, Denmark, the US and India are the biggest countries in terms of number of employees.
135 years young
Gustaf de Laval was a great technical genius whose inventions include the centrifugal separator and the first functional steam turbine. During his lifetime, he registered 92 patents and started 37 companies. In 1883, he and his partner, Oscar Lamm Jr., established the company AB Separator, the forerunner of today's Alfa Laval.
Alfa Laval´s operations are based on leading global positions in the three key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling. Continuous product development is essential to strengthen competitiveness. About 2.5% of total sales are invested annually in R&D, resulting in 25–30 new product launches a year.
The customer´s peace of mind depends on having the right service set-up. For Alfa Laval, service is a total concept that covers everything: from supplying the smallest spare part to being a lifetime performance partner. Alfa Laval has a global network with more than 200 skilled service specialists, a broad range of competitive service solutions, unique expertise and service centres in more than 50 countries.