2019-05-28 Product news

Alfa Laval brings brazed heat exchanger production to the United States

New manufacturing unit opens in Richmond, Va.

Grand opening

On Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 Alfa Laval celebrated the grand opening of their new brazed heat exchanger production unit at the US headquarters in Richmond, Va.

(Pictured left-to-right: Tom Erixon, CEO of Alfa Laval; Jo Vanhoren, President of Alfa Laval North America; Fredrik Ekstrom, President of Brazed and Fusion-Bonded Heat Exchangers; Victor Mazza, Senior Vice President US Energy Division; Anders Bjornsson, Senior Project Manager)

Closer to our customers

Now, 90% of the most popular brazed heat exchangers (BHE) will be produced in the United States, where customers will benefit from faster service and order fulfillment.

Brazed heat exchanger customers can expect enhanced benefits including:

  • A very stable supply of brazed heat exchangers
  • Better lead times and on-time deliveries
  • Flexibility in logistics
  • Quick response-time for urgent demands
  • Superior product quality
This expansion in our manufacturing capabilities and footprint is driven by our ambition to be close to our customers – it enables us to address their demands with more flexibility and speed. Quality, availability and competitiveness remain, as always, core to our activities.”

says Fredrik Ekstrom, vice president, Energy Division, president, Brazed and Fusion Bonded Heat Exchangers Business Unit, Alfa Laval.

(Pictured: Fredrik Ekstrom addresses the crowd during the brazed factory grand opening)

The Richmond facility also features substantial production capabilities including:

This facility is one part of Alfa Laval's extensive investment in the United States, which includes a spiral heat exchanger production facility in Broken Arrow, Okla., 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.


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Learn more about how Alfa Laval in the USA is getting closer to you!


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BHEs going into the furnace for the brazing process


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BHE being tested before being shipped to a customer

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