Alfa Laval, Stockholm, Sweden, manufacturer in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling, has finalized the acquisition of the Dutch company Helpman B V.
Helpman is manufacturer in the European market for air heat exchangers used in the sensitive logistical chain for food, such as refrigeration and temperature control to secure the final quality of the products. Helpman had a turnover in 2006 of about SEK 200 million and has 130 employees in R & D, sales and at two manufacturing units, in Groningen, Netherlands and in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Alfa Laval's products are also used in power plants, aboard ships, in the mechanical engineering industry, in the mining industry and for wastewater treatment, as well as for comfort climate and refrigeration applications. Alfa Laval works in nearly 100 countries; in 2006, it posted annual sales of about SEK 20 billion (approx. 2,2 billion euros).