Alfa Laval in brief – who we are and what we do
Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of first-rate products in the areas of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling. With these as its base, Alfa Laval aims to help enhance the productivity and competitiveness of its customers in various industries throughout the world. We define their challenges and deliver sustainable products and solutions that meet their requirements – mainly in energy, the environment, food and the marine industry.
Industries and technologies we work with
Alfa Laval's solutions make a difference in our daily life. Learn more about how our products work and how they are used in industries around the world.
Our core technologies are present in many different areas and applications.
Making our world better everyday
Providing solutions within the energy, environment, food and marine industries.
Key figures for 2019
Alfa Laval's result from the 2019 annual report
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Alfa Laval contributes to 15 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
We define our purpose as accelerating success for our customers, people and planet. As we are dedicated to outstanding customer service, an inspiring and embracing workplace, and with sustainability in our genetic code.
Putting our customers first
Our innovative solutions support industries to purify, refine and recycle material. Our commitment is to optimize our customers’ processes, creating responsible growth and driving progress. We are responsive to our customers' needs – always going that extra mile to support them in achieving their business goals and sustainability targets.
Empowering our people
Our corporate culture is open, supportive and informal. This creates an environment for our employees to develop their talents and excel as professionals. By giving them responsibility and trust, we make our people grow. We are determined to attract, develop and retain the most innovative and curious people in our business.
Making our world better, every day
Our technologies promote a responsible use of natural resources. We constantly drive progress to help reducing the environmental impact of most industrial processes through improved energy efficiency and heat recovery, better water treatment and reduced emissions. On land and at sea. It is all about Advancing better™.
WHAT? Alfa Laval is a world leader in three key technologies
HEAT TRANSFER ꟷ Alfa Laval’s heat exchangers transfer heating or cooling from, for example, one liquid to another. They recycle heat, optimize customers’ energy consumption, cut costs and reduce their environmental impact.
SEPARATION ꟷ The technology is used to separate liquids from other liquids and solid particles from liquids or gases. The offering includes separators, decanter centrifuges, filters, strainers and membranes.
FLUID HANDLING ꟷ We supply pumps, valves, tank cleaning equipment and installation material for the food and pharmaceutical industries ꟷ and pumping systems for the marine sector and offshore market.
FOR WHOM? The company’s products are needed in most industries
The need to heat, cool, transport and separate arises in many industries. Take almost any sector: food, energy, the environment, engineering, pharmaceuticals, refineries or petrochemicals – Alfa Laval can help in the majority of them. Customers are reached through three sales divisions: Energy, Food & Water and Marine.
HOW? They are produced and distributed through a shared supply chain
The Operations division is responsible for the Group’s production related procurement, manufacturing, distribution and logistics on a global basis. In other words, Operations ensures that anything sold by the three divisions – everything from heat exchangers and separators to pumps, valves and membranes – is produced and delivered in line with the promise made to the customer.
WHERE? New sales in more than 100 countries, aftermarket offering in more than 160
Alfa Laval’s products, systems and services are sold in more than 100 countries. Around half of all sales are handled directly by the three divisions and the rest via channels such as system builders, external contracting companies, retailers, agents and distributors.
Service and spare parts
Alfa Laval has more than 110 service centers with the capacity to deliver services in over 160 countries. This means that Alfa Laval is close to its customers, ready to help at a moment’s notice when the need arises.
Want to know more? Dig into our publications!
Our award-winning magazine
Innovative food processing to turn bugs to burgers, or new technology to store renewable energy are only two examples of articles in the new edition of HERE magazine. The articles illustrate what we mean by responsible growth, providing solutions that benefit both people and planet. HERE won the Swedish Publishing Prize in 2019.
Alfa Laval works actively with sustainability and has set a number of targets. These reflect the company’s ambitions with respect to the environment, health and safety. Among other areas, these targets encompass: a reduction in the number of workplace accidents, increased energy efficiency, a reduction in water consumption and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. For more information about Alfa Laval’s sustainability work, go to the Sustainability Report.
Alfa Laval's annual report
In our latest annual report, you can read about the year that past, the trends that drive our business and the industries we serve. It will also give you a better understanding of our people, products and services, and how innovation and sustainability is an important part of everything we do.