Alfa Laval, a global leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid management, is opening a cutting-edge application and innovation center in Kolding, Denmark. This center will strengthen the company’s technological leadership in the area of ​​hygienic fluid transfer and will place Alfa Laval at the forefront of customer engagement, product innovation and customer process optimization.

The investment in this new 1,600 square meter application and innovation center meets Alfa Laval’s strategic objective: to accelerate product innovation and generate customer interest in pumps, valves and Alfa Laval cleaning and mixing equipment used in the food and pharmaceutical industries.

 “It’s about optimizing our customers’ production,” explains  Mikkel Nordkvist, vice-president of the “hygienic transfer of fluids” division and responsible for industrial management. “Customers can observe, in person or by direct connection, the operation of Alfa Laval equipment in their actual conditions of use. Carrying out tests with Alfa Laval industry experts helps increase efficiency, improve hygiene and reduce costs in a sustainable way by saving energy, water and cleaning products . This is the perfect opportunity to guarantee overall performance. « 

 “The center offers a unique environment for developing technologies and equipment for the fluid transfers of tomorrow. Numerous test benches equipped with state-of-the-art hardware and software allow us to drive innovation by conducting rigorous proof-of-concept experiments on new equipment for the food and pharmaceutical industries at numerous points of service, all within conditions close to reality ”, says Rikke Kau Breinholt, vice-president of the division“ hygienic transfer of fluids ”and responsible for research and development at Alfa Laval. “Customer test results also allow us to refine our equipment and bring new products and customer-focused product improvements to market more quickly. Accelerating product development and innovation then allows us to offer more value to our customers. « 

 Did you know that…  Alfa Laval has several competence and test centers around the world, including four in Denmark: in Soborg (decanters for food and water applications), in Aalborg (marine applications), in Nakskov (membrane filtration applications) and now in Kolding (fluid handling)?

Presentation of Alfa Laval

The Alfa Laval company is active in the fields of energy, marine, as well as food and water. It offers its expertise, products and services to many industries in around 100 countries. She is committed to optimizing processes, creating responsible growth and fostering progress by going the extra mile to help her clients achieve their business and sustainability goals.

Alfa Laval’s innovative technologies are dedicated to the purification, refining and reuse of materials, thus promoting a more responsible use of natural resources. They help improve energy efficiency, heat recovery and water treatment as well as reduce emissions. Alfa Laval thus accelerates not only the success of its customers, but also that of people and the planet. To improve the world, every day. All this,  Advancing better TM .

Alfa Laval has 17,500 employees. In 2019, its sales amounted to around 4.4 billion euros. Alfa Laval is listed on the Nasdaq OMX stock exchange.

For more information, please contact the following person:

Mikkel Nordkvist

Vice-president of the hygienic handling of fluids division and responsible for industrial management

Telephone: +45 31 12 69 25

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Rikke Kau Breinholt

Vice President of the Hygienic Fluid Handling Division and Head of Research and Development

Telephone: +45 28 95 43 34

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Marianne Hojby

Head of Marketing Communications

Alfa Laval Nordic A / S

Mobile: +45 28 95 44 71

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