Alfa Laval opens new global Innovation & Test center outside Copenhagen
Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – opens an Innovation & Test center for decanters in Søborg, northwest of Copenhagen, Denmark, to strengthen the company's global position within food and water, which are two important growth areas for the company.
The purpose of the new Innovation & Test center is to develop, test and optimize the next generation of decanters and be a global knowledge hub for food and water applications. The center will be located at Alfa Laval’s site in Søborg – and as a first step, cover 2,000 square meters.
"Today, our customers are facing different challenges; some require industrial processes to maximize the yield while minimizing the use of natural resources, others are looking for ways to refine bi-products or waste into valuable products,” says Nish Patel, President of the Food & Water Division. "By gathering our product and application experts for food and water at one location here in Denmark we strengthen our capabilities to develop sustainable solutions which meet our customers’ current and future needs.”
In addition to developing high-performing, efficient and sustainable solutions the Innovation & Test center will focus on digital solutions for decanters and using collected data in future R&D work.
As previously announced in a press release (May 9, 2017), Alfa Laval decided to turn the former decanter manufacturing site in Søborg into a global competence center for food and water applications. On November 13, 2019 the center will be inaugurated by Tom Erixon, President & CEO of Alfa Laval.
Did you know that… Alfa Laval has three other global competence and test centers in Denmark; in Kolding (hygienic fluid handling for the food and pharmaceutical industry), in Aalborg (marine applications) and in Nakskov (membrane filtration for wastewater treatment duties)?
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.
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 2018, posted annual sales of about SEK 40.7 billion (approx. 4.0 billion Euros). The company has about 17 200 employees.
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