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.
Alfa Laval´s market orientation has been strengthened over recent years by the establishment of ten customer segments. To promote a clear customer focus, these segments are 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 approximately 100 countries, 50 of which have their own sales organizations. The company has 20 large production units (twelve in Europe, six in Asia and two in the USA), and 70 service centres.
Alfa Laval currently has about 11,500 employees worldwide. Most of these employees are in Sweden (1,899), Denmark (1,126), India (1,045), the USA (826) and France (583).
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 2.7% 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 based on more than 120 years in business and service centres in hundreds of locations in more than 50 countries.