Dairy processing

Driven by continuous innovation for over a century, Alfa Laval provides dairy processing equipment and solutions that maximize yield, facilitate easy cleaning and minimize waste at every step. Our components help you save on water, energy and chemicals while meeting the strictest safety and hygiene standards. This way, dairies can make the most of every resource and create top-quality dairy products – with the flexibility and confidence to seize new opportunities in the market.

Alfa Laval dairy processing

We help move dairy processing forward


More value from every drop

You can rely on Alfa Laval dairy processing equipment to get the most out of your milk machinery – adding value at every step of your process. High-efficiency processing and gentle product handling secures better yield, reduced waste and the highest possible product quality.

Furthermore, our innovative equipment designs and features enable extended production uptime with less time spent on cleaning and maintenance.


Built-in sustainability

Reducing energy, water and chemicals consumption is at the center of Alfa Laval innovations, helping promote your sustainability efforts. We provide unique solutions that significantly lower the power consumption in your dairy. Likewise, optimized cleanability lets you reduce the amount of time, water and chemicals spent on Cleaning-in-Place.


Superior hygiene

Hygiene is critical in dairy processing. Every detail of Alfa Laval hygienic processing equipment is designed with a strong focus on hygiene, to facilitate cleaning and reduce fouling. This makes it easier for you to meet the industry’s strict hygiene and food safety standards – today and tomorrow.

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Contact Alfa Laval to help you optimize every dairy process

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From raw milk to finished dairy product, Alfa Laval components are designed to get the most out of every processing step. They help in maximizing yield, uptime and product quality, while bringing power and water consumption to a minimum. Click on the links or button below to view process steps and find highlighted technologies for dairy optimization.

Milk reception Milk storage Pasteurization
Agitation & Mixing Fermentation Buffer storage
Membrane filtration Cleaning-in-Place Concentration


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Reduce your environmental footprint

Alfa Laval dairy processing equipment let you do more with less. They empower you to build a sustainable future for your business, while consuming less of the world’s precious resources. See some examples of how our products deliver value below.


Reduce energy: Hermetic Design & eMotion

With an airtight bowl improving the fluid dynamics, Alfa Laval dairy separators featuring Hermetic Design consume up to 60% less power than non-hermetic alternatives. By creating a near-vacuum around the separator bowl, the Alfa Laval eMotion module can increase energy savings up to 75%.

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Reduce water: Thinktop

When it comes to water-saving innovation, the Alfa Laval ThinkTop stands out. When fitted on Unique Mixproof valves, the ThinkTop pulse seat clean function can save up to 95% of water and chemicals during Cleaning-in-Place.

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Reduce chemicals: SaniSB

With Sani SB series rotary spray heads, dairy tank cleaning is more efficient than ever. The spray heads create a unique jet pattern, enabling up to 40% savings in time, water, and cleaning media.

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Improve yield: Foodec

Purity and yield are the most important parameters during dewheying and dewatering in lactose and casein production. Alfa Laval Foodec decanter centrifuges are ideal for both, enabling up to 25% higher solids handling capacity than similar alternatives.

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We keep innovating. You keep improving.

Alfa Laval is here to help you stay at the forefront of dairy manufacturing. With deep roots in the industry, we are committed to finding smarter, better, and more efficient ways for you to produce top-quality dairy products. Throughout your equipment's lifetime, we offer our expertise and close collaboration to find the smartest upgrades and best ways of optimizing your milk dairy production. This includes digital solutions that help you stay in full control of your dairy processes.





Extending performance with the Alfa Laval 360° Service PortfolioOur global service network has dedicated specialists, knowledgeable about your industry. We are here to support you with parts and expertise, wherever and whenever you need them.

The Alfa Laval 360° Service Portfolio covers all your needs throughout the life cycle of your equipment — from start-up, maintenance, support and improvements to monitoring services — for maximum uptime, availability and optimization.

By minimizing your total cost of ownership, we help you stay ahead of the competition.

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