Alfa Laval, Lund, Sweden, acquired 100-year old Houston-based Ashbrook Simon-Hartley, a maker of belt filter presses, whose product line fits with Alfa Laval’s decanter business.

“With this acquisition we are adding a complementary and expanded range of products and solutions, further strengthening our offer for industrial and municipal wastewater treatment applications,” says Lars Renström, Alpha Laval Group’s president and CEO.

More than a century old and with 250 employees, Ashbrook will be consolidated into Alfa Laval. For more information about the companies, go to