2015-04-24 Financial news

Alfa Laval’s prestigious ‘Gustaf Award’ goes to the PureSOx exhaust gas cleaning team

Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – gives the ‘Gustaf Award’, established to recognize true innovation, to the Alfa Laval PureSOx team for an extraordinary product and commercial development. The prize was awarded at Alfa Laval’s Annual General Meeting, held in Lund, Sweden, Thursday.

The Gustav Award was established in conjunction with Alfa Laval's 100th anniversary in 1983, as an expression of Alfa Laval's belief in continuous innovation. The award aims to encourage and reward efforts that are of great significance to Alfa Laval’s business.

The Alfa Laval PureSOx team consists of Martijn Bergink, Rene Diks, Kristina Effler, Jens Peter Hansen and Olaf Heijers. They received the award at a special ceremony during the AGM.

“The team behind Alfa Laval PureSOx has successfully developed an innovative technical solution that meets the new environmental legislations as well as customer needs,” says Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group. “Already today, the Alfa Laval Pure SOx is an established solution with a global market leading position.”

Alfa Laval PureSOx was launched in September 2012 and is a successful synergy from the acquisition of Aalborg Industries in 2011. It is one of the market-leading alternatives for complying with the sulphur limits imposed by IMO. Since its launch, and up until the end of the first quarter 2015, Alfa Laval has taken orders for 78 systems for 71 vessels. Alfa Laval PureSOx is available both as a hybrid system (running on both sea water and freshwater) and as a closed-loop system. The water cleaning unit used in closed-loop mode is the most compact solution in the market.

Did you know that… the first ‘Gustaf Award’ was given in 1986 to Lennart Stenström for his ideas of using microwaves in the food preservation process?

About Alfa Laval                                                                                                         
Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling.

The company’s equipment, systems and services are dedicated to assisting customers in optimizing the performance of their processes. The solutions help them to heat, cool, separate and transport products in industries that produce food and beverages, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar and ethanol.

Alfa Laval’s products are also used in power plants, aboard ships, oil and gas exploration, in the mechanical engineering industry, in the mining industry and for wastewater treatment, as well as for comfort climate and refrigeration applications.

Alfa Laval’s worldwide organization works closely with customers in nearly 100 countries to help them stay ahead in the global arena.

Alfa Laval is listed on Nasdaq OMX, and, in 2014, posted annual sales of about SEK 35.1 billion (approx. 3.85 billion Euros). The company has about 18 000 employees.


For more information please contact:
Peter Torstensson
Senior Vice President, Communications
Alfa Laval
Tel: + 46 46 36 72 31
Mobile: +46 709 33 72 31

Gabriella Grotte
Investor Relations Manager
Alfa Laval
Tel: +46 46 36 74 82
Mobile: +46 709 78 74 82

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