“Our base business is growing at a good rate in Western Europe and North America.”

- Our base business is growing at a good rate in Western Europe and North America. Base business is fundamental since it stands for 80 % of the total order intake and it’s more stable than large orders to its character, said Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group when he did his business update at Alfa Laval’s Capital Markets Day in Copenhagen.

Lars Renström also confirmed Alfa Laval’s focus on complementary acquisitions with the objective to get new products, new sales channels or increased presence in a specific geographical market.
Thomas Thuresson, CFO of the Alfa Laval Group made a financial update including the following expectations:
• EBITA margin 2006 – will exceed the 14.5% for the first 9 months of 2006.
• Free cash-flow 2006 – will be in excess of SEK 1.5 billion.
• Invoicing 2007 – the order backlog as per 30 September 2006 is supporting an increase in sales 2007 of SEK 1.4 billion, everything else the same.
• Capital expenditure 2007 – will increase to 2.5% of sales

For more information please contact:
Peter Torstensson
Vice President, Communications
Alfa Laval
Tel: + 46 46 36 72 31
Mobile: +46 709 33 72 31

Mikael Sjöblom
Investor Relations
Alfa Laval
Tel: +46 46 36 74 82
Mobile: +46 709 78 74 82

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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. Alfa Laval’s worldwide organization works closely with customers in nearly 100 countries to help them stay ahead in the global arena. Alfa Laval is listed on Nasdaq OMX, and, in 2016, posted annual sales of about SEK 35.6 billion (approx. 3.77 billion Euros). The company has about 17 000 employees.

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