Alfa Laval acquires provider of niche heat transfer products to the U.S. energy market
Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – has acquired U.S.-based Niagara Blower Company (NBCo), a manufacturer of energy-efficient niche heat transfer solutions. The company’s products are engineered-to-order, and particularly suited for use in the oil and gas processing industries. They are also used in a wide range of other industries, such as power, food & beverage and pharmaceuticals.
Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group, comments on the reasons for the acquisition: “The acquisition of Niagara Blower brings in new and complementary heat-transfer products, mainly air-cooled heat exchangers, which further strengthen our offering to the oil and gas processing industries. They strengthen our U.S. portfolio and will gradually also be added to our product offering on a global scale.”
Niagara Blower Company is located in Buffalo, New York. It generated sales of about SEK 425 million in 2012, with profitability well above the average for the Alfa Laval Group. The intention is to integrate Niagara Blower into the segment Energy & Environment, within the Process Technology Division. The company, which has some 120 employees, was acquired on May 29, 2013.
Did you know that… Niagara Blower Company was founded in 1904, providing air conditioning and heating equipment to the U.S. market?
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, 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 2012, posted annual sales of about SEK 29.8 billion (approx. 3.5 billion Euros). The company has today about 16 400 employees.
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