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Technologies to trust

Alfa Laval is today a world leader within the key technology areas of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling. Our company was founded on a single brilliant invention and innovation remains at the heart of everything we do.

With more than 2000 patents, we provide worldwide solutions in areas that are vital to society both today and for the future.

Energy, Environment and Food

With the vision of creating better everyday conditions for people, Alfa Laval has developed products since 1883. The world is increasingly focused on saving energy and protecting the environment. Alfa Laval is committed to those goals. Our 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.

Technological leadership

Alfa Laval is a leading global supplier of products and solutions for heat transfer, separation and fluid handling through our key products – heat exchangers, separators, pumps and valves. We currently play a vital role in areas that are crucial for society, such as energy optimization, environmental protection and food production.

Alfa Laval’s products are used in the manufacturing of food, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar and ethanol. We are also used in nuclear power, onboard vessels; and in the engineering sector, mining industry and refinery sector as well as treating wastewater and creating a comfortable indoor climate.

More than 2000 patents

Good ideas lay the groundwork for profitable development. These good ideas combined with the company’s pioneering spirit have contributed to Alfa Laval’s strong global presence.

The company is known for focusing on innovation and new ways of thinking since its inception. Alfa Laval makes continuous and consistent investments designed to build, strengthen and develop the company’s global market leadership.

Alfa Laval currently holds more than 2000 patents, and invests approximately 2.5 percent of its sales in research and development launching between 35 and 40 new products every year.


Alfa Laval’s worldwide organization helps customers in nearly 100 countries to optimize their processes. We have 42 major production units (15 in Europe, 8 in Asia, 4 in the US and 1 in Latin America).

The company has over 18 000 employees, the majority of whom are located in Sweden, Denmark, India, China, the US and France.

Our corporate mission

Over the years, Alfa Laval has been recognized as a supplier of high-quality products. This is still valid, but we also provide value for our customers. This value is summarized in our mission: To optimize the performance of our customers’ processes. Time and time again. This means that we are a customer-focused company that supplies products and solutions that help our customers become more productive and competitive. We define the challenges faced by our customers and offer them solutions that respond to their true needs.