Alfa Laval Group, Lund, Sweden, has restructured the company from two selling divisions to three. The existing Process Technology and Equipment divisions remain, and the company added the Marine & Diesel Division as its third segment.
“Alfa Laval has almost doubled in size since the present
organizational structure was set up 10 years ago,” says Lars Renström, Alfa
Laval Group's president and CEO. “By combining the recently acquired Aalborg
Industries with Alfa Laval’s segment Marine & Diesel, we are forming a
division focusing on the marine and diesel markets with stable growth and good
Renström says that an important business driver is the
improved living standards in the world’s fast-growing countries, five of which
are Alfa Laval’s top 10 markets. These countries support increased focus on
expanding both the product range and supply chain capacity in those areas, he
Several years ago, Alfa Laval introduced its multi-brand
strategy under which acquired companies continue to operate in full competition
with the Alfa Laval brand. The policy has led to a 12 percent increase in group
sales compared to one percent five years ago, Renström says. Alfa Laval's
products focus on heat transfer, separation and fluid handling to heat, cool,
separate and transport products in multiple industries.