2019-05-24 Product news
Alfa Laval enhances spiral heat exchanger production in the United States
Newly expanded Welded Competence Center opens in Broken Arrow, Okla.
On Thursday, June 20, 2019, Alfa Laval celebrated the grand opening of the expanded spiral heat exchanger production unit.
(Pictured above - Jim Ritzman, Spiral Heat Exchanger Site Manager; Victor Mazza, Senior Vice President US Energy Division; Jo Vanhoren, President of Alfa Laval North America; Christian Thomsen, Welded Heat Exchanger President; Mayor Craig Thurmond; Michael Spurgeon, City Manager; Rob Whitlock, EDC Chair; Councilor Deb Whimpy; State Representative Dean Davis; Vice Mayor Scott Eudey)
Closer to our customers
An all-new facility features enhanced and expanded spiral heat exchanger production adjacent to the existing air-cooled heat exchanger production space. Together, this Welded Competence Center offers customers greater access to high-efficiency welded heat exchanger expertise.
The United States is a large market for welded heat exchangers by a significant margin and Alfa Laval is committed to maintaining its role as the clear leader,”
says Christian Thomsen, president, Welded Heat Exchanger Business Unit, Alfa Laval Energy Division. “Expanding our spiral heat exchanger capabilities in Broken Arrow allows us to continue to deliver core competencies and a critical mass of production closer to our customers. It means we’re providing a better customer experience now and in the future.”
The expansion also brings Alfa Laval closer to the largest concentration of spiral heat exchanger customers in the U.S., who will benefit from increased capacity and improved lead times.
Welded competence center:
The Broken Arrow facility is one part of Alfa Laval’s extensive investment in the United States, which includes a brazed heat exchanger production facility in Richmond, Va., and a facility in Greenwood, Ind., that features an automated distribution center, state-of-the-art product service and advanced separation technology expertise and support.
Ester Codina named managing director for Alfa Laval US Sales Company and cluster president for North America