2019-05-09 Product news
Alfa Laval introduces United States expansion
Three expansive new facilities will put Alfa Laval’s products, service and expertise closer to its customers
Alfa Laval, a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling, has strengthened its operations in the United States with three new facilities, underscoring its commitment to serving its US customers.
- Richmond, Va: new brazed plate heat exchanger production unit
- Greenwood, Ind.: upgraded distribution center, service center and new separation competence center
- Broken Arrow, Okla.: new spiral heat exchanger manufacturing facility
These investments better position Alfa Laval as a key partner for its customers throughout the United States. Alfa Laval customers will benefit from greater accessibility to the products, services, capabilities and industry-leading expertise they need to improve their processes and enhance their business’ sustainability and profitability.
Our focus is to add value to our customers’ businesses through quality, a reliable supply chain, stability, performance innovation, and deep product and application experience.
says Jo Vanhoren, managing director and president, North America Cluster, Alfa Laval. “The expansion gives us greater flexibility to adapt to customers’ needs. We’re producing closer to our customers, enhancing sustainability overall, and we’re faster, as needed, to serve our customers better."
These facilities significantly expand Alfa Laval’s footprint in the United States, bringing a stronger presence in the local markets and getting closer than ever to US customers.
The company has expanded its facility in Richmond, Va., with a new brazed heat exchanger production unit. This will provide customers in the United States with an enhanced and streamlined supply chain for this range of compact heat exchangers. Because of this expansion, 90 percent of the most popular brazed heat exchanger models will be produced in the United States.
Alfa Laval has expanded its facility in Greenwood, Ind., to house a new, automated distribution center which, combined with a centralized transportation hub outside of Indianapolis, will shorten order lead times for its customers. The facility features state-of-the-art service center upgrades for reconditioning and repair of plate heat exchangers, decanters and high-speed separators. Plus, an all-new high-speed separation center of competence has been developed, offering factory acceptance, media testing, and hands-on customer training from expert Alfa Laval engineers.
Alfa Laval also expanded its facility in Broken Arrow, Okla., with an all-new spiral heat exchanger manufacturing facility, adjoining its existing air-cooled heat exchanger facility. Together, these facilities offer a Welded Competence Center for customers in these demanding market application
Already the market leader in the United States and North America, this investment continues to increase the company’s pace of innovation, while providing a stronger local presence for its customers in the United States who rely on its heat transfer, separation and fluid handling technologies. These state-of-the-art facilities provide Alfa Laval customers access to the company’s expert engineers for unrivaled product and application competence, and service centers designed around making it easier for customers to keep their equipment and processes optimized for performance. Customers will benefit from reduced down time, and increased sustainability and profitability, marking a major advantage for them in successfully developing their businesses.
“We are investing in logistical excellence - localized production, service, supply and distribution - to create even better experiences for our customers.”
says Vanhoren. "Our focus is to add value to our customers’ businesses. We are committed to developing a more sustainable environment and turning our customers’ sustainability challenges into business opportunities."
Alfa Laval is a global leader in providing premium products and solutions for heat transfer, separation, and fluid handling equipment, and solutions and services to its customers in diverse markets who rely on the company to help them optimize their processes, time and time again. Alfa Laval serves customers involved in treating water, reducing carbon emissions, minimizing water and energy consumption, heating and cooling facilities, separating liquids and gasses, and safe food and beverage processing.
This expansion is a clear demonstration of Alfa Laval’s commitment to its customers in the United States and North America, and to exceed their expectations in every market it serves.
About Alfa Laval in the USA
- Alfa Laval in the USA was established over 130 years ago
- We have 14 sales, manufacturing, service and distribution sites across the US
- We have over 1,050 employees in the US dedicated to solve your process issues
Richmond, VA: Brazed Heat Exchanger Factory
Greenwood, IN: Distribution, Service and Separation Competence Centers
Broken Arrow, OK: Spiral Heat Exchanger factory
Start-up of Alfa Laval’s new brazed heat exchanger factory paves the way for greater capacity and enhanced customer experience