12 Facts About Alfa Laval


Alfa Laval AB is a Swedish company, founded in 1883 by Gustaf de Laval and Oscar Lamm.

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Alfa Laval, which started in providing centrifugal separation solutions for dairy, now deals in the production of specialised products and solutions for heavy industry.

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Alfa Laval is headquartered in Lund, Sweden and has subsidiary companies in over 100 countries around the world, including South Africa, Denmark, Italy, India, Japan, China, Netherlands, and the United States.

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In 2022, Alfa Laval acquired Desmet, part of the Desmet Ballestra, a world leader in engineering and supplying processing plants and technologies for edible oils and biofuel sectors.

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Alfa Laval was founded as AB Separator by Swedish inventor Gustaf de Laval and engineer Oscar Lamm in Stockholm in 1883.

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Alfa Laval continued to expand internationally in the early 1900s, opening subsidiaries in Denmark, South Africa, Finland, Australia, New Zealand, Poland, Yugoslavia and Ireland by 1936.

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Manufacturing at Alfa Laval is carried out in several countries including Sweden, India, China, the UK, and USA.

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In Canada, Alfa Laval has had a presence for over 100 years, previously as DeLaval, which would provide such services to farmers as assisting them in the storage of their milk and providing cream separators.

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Alfa Laval is headquartered in Toronto and in 2009 opened a service centre in Edmonton, Alberta.

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Alfa Laval has been present in the United States of America for more than 130 years—marketing and supplying a broad range of heat exchangers, separators, decanters, pumps, tank cleaning devices, valves and fittings to customers in a wide range of market segments.

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Alfa Laval is a participant in a number of global partnerships for improving sustainability.

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In 2018, Alfa Laval became a part-owner in Malta, Inc, for which they supply heat transfer technologies.

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