The core of Alfa Laval’s operations is based on three core technologies:
- Heat transfer,
- Liquid treatment.
All three areas are of great importance for industrial companies, and Alfa Laval has leading worldwide market positions in the field of technical expertise.
Alfa Laval’s market orientation has been strengthened in recent years through the creation of 8 customer segments. To promote a clear customer focus, these segments have been divided into 3 departments:
- Process Technology
- Marine & Diesel
markets and sells the products to specific customer groups.
Alfa Laval’s products are sold in about 100 countries, and 50 of these have their own sales force. The company has 42 production units (15 in Europe, 8 in Asia, 4 in the US and 1 in Latin America), and 70 service centers.
More than 18,000 employees
Alpha Laval currently has over 18,000 employees worldwide. Most of these employees are in Sweden, Denmark, India, USA and France.
132 years young
Gustaf de Laval was a large technical genius, and his 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 founded Oscar Lamm Jr. the company AB Separator, the forerunner of today’s Alfa Laval.
Alfa Laval’s operations are based on leading global positions in three key technologies –
- Heat transfer
- Fluid treatment.
Continuous product development is necessary to strengthen competitiveness. About. 2.5% of total sales are invested annually in research and development, which leads to 35-40 product launches a year.