Alfa Laval’s products and solutions are used in areas of vital importance for humanity such as food and water supply, energy production and economizing and environmental protection.
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. We have been at the forefront of technology ever since.
In 2008, Alfa Laval had an order intake of SEK 27,464 million, almost 50 percent more than in 2004. About 50 percent of sales are in Europe, 30 percent in Asia, Oceania and the Middle East and 20 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 12,000 people worldwide.