The world is increasingly focused on saving energy and protecting the environment. Alfa Laval is committed to those goals. The company’s products are involved in treating water, reducing carbon emissions and minimizing water and energy consumption, as well as heating, cooling, separating and transporting food. These areas represent the core of Alfa Laval's expertise.
Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of solutions to a large number of industries such as: Beverages, Biofuels, Biotech and Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, Food, HVAC, Machinery, Marine and diesel power, Metals and minerals, extraction, Metal-working, Oil and gas, Oil refinery, Power, Pulp and paper, Refrigeration and cooling, Water and Wastewater Treatment etc.
Alfa Laval's founder Gustaf de Laval was a great technical genius whose inventions include the centrifugal separator. 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. The company has been at the forefront of technology ever since.
In 2018, Alfa Laval had an order intake of SEK 45.0 billion, which was a SEK10 billion increase from 2017. About 35 percent of sales are in Europe, 43 percent in Asia, Oceania and the Middle East and 22 percent in North and Latin America.
Alfa Laval has broad geographic coverage and a strong local presence. The company sells its products in around 100 countries and has its own sales organizations in over half of these countries. Alfa Laval employs just over 16,700 people worldwide with around 52% of these based within Europe.