The core of Alfa Laval's operations are based on the three technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling. All have great significance for industrial companies and Alfa Laval holds leading market positions globally within its technical expertise areas.
10 customer segments
Alfa Laval's market orientation has been strengthened in recent years through the establishment of 10 customer segments. To promote a clear customer focus, these segments divided into two divisions - Process Technology and Equipment - which market and sell the products to specific customer groups.
Alfa Laval's products are sold in over 100 countries, of which 50 have their own sales organizations. The company has 20 large production units (twelve in Europe, six in Asia and two in the US), and 70 service centers.
Alfa Laval currently has about 15,000 employees worldwide. Most are in Sweden (1,900), Denmark (1,700), India (1,000), USA (800) and France (700).
128 years young
Gustaf de Laval was a great technical genius whose inventions include the centrifugal separator and the first functional steam turbine. In his lifetime, he registered 92 patents and started 37 companies. In 1883 he established and his partner, Oscar Lamm Jr., the company AB Separator, the forerunner to the Alfa Laval of today.
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 for strengthening competitiveness. Approximately 2.7% of total sales are invested annually in R & D, resulting in 25-30 new product launches a year.
Peace of mind depends on that one gets the right service. For Alfa Laval, service is a total concept that covers everything: from supplying the smallest spare part to being a performance partner for life. Alfa Laval has a global network with over 200 skilled service specialists, a comprehensive range of competitive service solutions, unique expertise based on over 125 years in business and service centers hundreds of sites in over 50 countries.