Alfa Laval acquires leading service provider in North America

Alfa Laval Group - a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and
fluid handling - has acquired a well established service company in USA, a
leading service provider on the North American market specialized in plate heat
exchangers. The company will add sales of about SEK 100 million and will be
consolidated in the Alfa Laval Group from January 6, 2010.

“The acquisition is another step in the ambition to serve the market with
alternative offerings,” says Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval
Group. “The Parts and Service business is of high priority and we have during
2009 seen its resilience.” 

The company will remain a separate organization as they will continue to offer
their own products and services to the industry, under their own brand.

Did you know that… that the aftermarket value for a plate heat exchanger over
its lifetime, depending of type and application is one to seven times the value
of new sales?

For more information please contact: 

Peter Torstensson 
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 

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

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, 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 the Nordic Exchange, Nordic Large Cap, and, in 2008,
posted annual sales of about SEK 28 billion (approx. 2.9 billion Euros). The
company has some 12 000 employees.