New Alfa Laval Fluid Handling Application & Innovation Centre opens in Denmark

Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – is opening a state-of-the-art Application & Innovation Centre in Kolding, Denmark. The centre will reinforce the company’s technology leadership within hygienic fluid handling and put Alfa Laval squarely at the forefront of customer engagement, product innovation and optimization of customers’ processes.

Investing in the new 1,600-square-metre Application & Innovation Centre supports Alfa Laval’s strategic focus of accelerating product innovation and driving customer preference for Alfa Laval pumps, valves, and cleaning and mixing equipment used in the food and pharmaceutical industries.

“It’s all about taking our customers’ production to the next level,” says Mikkel Nordkvist, Vice President, Hygienic Fluid Handling, Head of Industry Management. “Customers can see – either in person or by live link – how Alfa Laval equipment performs under their actual operating conditions. Conducting trials with Alfa Laval industry experts provides verification of higher yield, improved hygiene, and sustainable cost reductions by saving energy, water and cleaning media. It’s a golden opportunity to validate overall performance.”

“The centre provides a unique environment to develop tomorrow’s fluid handling technologies and equipment. Multiple testbeds with advanced hardware and software enable us to drive innovation by conducting rigorous proof-of-concept experiments on new equipment for the food and pharma industries at many duty points under close-to-actual conditions,” says Rikke Kau Breinholt, Vice President, Hygienic Fluid Handling, and Head of Research & Development, Alfa Laval. “Moreover, with insights from customer trials, we can further refine our equipment and are able to introduce new customer-centric products and product enhancements to the market faster than before. Accelerating product development and innovation, in turn, means that we can deliver more value to our customers.”

Did you know that…Alfa Laval has several global competence and test centres, including four in Denmark; in Soborg (decanters for food and water applications), in Aalborg (marine applications), in Nakskov (membrane filtration applications), and now in Kolding (fluid handling)?

This is Alfa Laval

Alfa Laval is active in the areas of Energy, Marine, and Food & Water, offering its expertise, products, and service to a wide range of industries in some 100 countries. The company is committed to optimizing processes, creating responsible growth, and driving progress – always going the extra mile to support customers in achieving their business goals and sustainability targets. 

Alfa Laval’s innovative technologies are dedicated to purifying, refining, and reusing materials, promoting more responsible use of natural resources. They contribute to improved energy efficiency and heat recovery, better water treatment, and reduced emissions. Thereby, Alfa Laval is not only accelerating success for its customers, but also for people and the planet. Making the world better, every day. It’s all about Advancing betterTM.

Alfa Laval has 17,500 employees. Annual sales in 2019 were SEK 46.5 billion (approx. EUR 4.4 billion). The company is listed on Nasdaq OMX.

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For more information, contact:

Mikkel Nordkvist

Vice President, BU Hygienic Fluid Handling, Head of Industry Management

Phone: +45 31 12 69 25

E-mail: mikkel.nordkvist@alfalaval.com

 

Rikke Kau Breinholt

Vice President, BU Hygienic Fluid Handling, Head of Research & Development

Phone: +45 28 95 43 34

E-mail: rikkekau.breinholt@alfalaval.com

 

Marianne Hojby

Marketing Communication Manager

Alfa Laval Nordic A/S

Mobil: +45 28 95 44 71

E-mail: marianne.hojby@alfalaval.com 

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Company Information

Alfa Laval


Alfa Laval Corporate AB

alfa.laval@alfalaval.com
www.alfalaval.com

Alfa Laval Kolding A/S
DK-6000 Kolding - Denmark
Visit: 31, Albuen - DK-6000 Kolding 
Denmark

Press contact

Søren Kragh

Marketing Project Manager, Business Unit Hygienic
Fluid Handling

Tel: +45 28 95 56 14
soren.kragh@alfalaval.com

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Company Information

Alfa Laval Logo


Alfa Laval Corporate AB

alfa.laval@alfalaval.com
www.alfalaval.com

Alfa Laval Kolding A/S
DK-6000 Kolding - Denmark
Visit: 31, Albuen - DK-6000 Kolding 
Denmark

Press contact

Søren Kragh

Marketing Project Manager, Business Unit Hygienic
Fluid Handling

Tel: +45 28 95 56 14
soren.kragh@alfalaval.com

     Via social media

About Alfa Laval


Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling.

 The company’s equipment, systems and services are dedicated to assisting customers in optimizing the performance of their processes. The solutions help them to heat, cool, separate and transport products in industries that produce food and beverages, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar and ethanol.

 Alfa Laval’s products are also used in power plants, aboard ships, oil and gas exploration, in the mechanical engineering industry, in the mining industry and for wastewater treatment, as well as for comfort climate and refrigeration applications.

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 2500 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 2500 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 2500 patents, and invests approximately 2.5 percent of its sales in research and development launching between 35 and 40 new products every year.

Worldwide


Alfa Laval’s worldwide organization helps customers in nearly 100 countries to optimize their processes. We have 42 major production units (22 in Europe, 10 in Asia, 8 in the US and 2 in Latin America).

The company has over 17 000 employees, the majority of whom are located in Sweden, Denmark, India, China, the US and France.

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