Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid
handling – has today announced that structural changes are needed to secure long
-term competitiveness for its air heat exchanger business in Europe.
Alfa Laval intends to consolidate the European manufacturing footprint of air
heat exchangers for refrigeration applications to existing manufacturing sites
in Italy, Poland and Finland. The intention is to close the site in Groningen,
the Netherlands, by September 2015. The change will affect about to 90 employees
“To remain competitive in Europe, we need to restructure our manufacturing of
air heat exchangers”, says Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval
Group. “The air business is important to Alfa Laval and we recently introduced
two new product platforms”.
Alfa Laval will now start negotiations with the parties concerned, i.e.
different labour organizations in Groningen, and actively work to minimize the
negative impact for the affected employees.
The financial impact of this initiative is part of the restructuring package
that was announced in Alfa Laval’s third-quarter report. The package is
estimated to reach a level of savings of SEK 300 million on an annual basis
during the fourth-quarter 2015.
Did you know that... Alfa Laval has produced air heat exchangers since 1990,
supplying to more than 140 countries on all continents?