By Food and Beverages | Thursday, January 10, 2019
The increasing demand for centrifugal systems in the food and beverage industry has fueled up the growth of the market. Compared to the other industries, the need for centrifugal systems is high in the food industry. Many companies have been involved in providing centrifugal separators for the food and beverage industry.
Alfa Laval is one of the world’s leading global providers of products for heat transfer, separation, and fluid handling. The company enrolls its benefits in the crucial parts of the society, through energy optimization, environmental protection, and food production. The products manufactured by Alfa Laval are used in industries like food, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and other ethanol-based industries. It plays a vital role in the engineering sector, mining sector, and helps in wastewater treatment processes too.
The company focuses on its global market leadership by making continuous investments and focusing on innovative ideas. It holds around 2500 patents and invests 2.5 percent in research and development. As a result of its research, 20 to 45 products are released every year. Recently, Alfa Laval announced that the company had received an order from a food processing company in the U.S. to provide separation equipment. The order’s value is around SEK 60 million. The U.S. based food processing company is expecting deliveries in 2019. The separation equipment was booked in the Decanter unit of Food & water division. Alfa Laval’s beverage equipment and processing solutions help in cutting the production costs with high hygienic levels.
Nish Patel, President of the company’s food & water division, says, “I am very pleased to announce this large order for our separation equipment. Our broad product range for the food industry is recognized for its reliability and efficiency - and it plays a vital role for safe and hygienic processes,"
Alfa Laval has around 16,400 employees. The company works with customers from 100 countries and is listed on Nasdaq [OMX]. In 2017, the company possessed annual sites of about SEK 35.3 billion. The products of Alfa Laval has been used in power plants, oil and gas exploration and aboard ships. The products offered by the company have been compiled under strict regulatory standards.