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Alfa-Laval Co

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of Brentford, Middlesex

of Cwmbran

1883 Aktiebolaget Separator (AB Separator) was formed in Stockholm by Carl Gustaf Patrik De Laval and Oscar Lamm, which later adopted the trade name Alfa-Laval[1].

1890 Introduced the world's first continuous separator using the Alfa disc stack technology. The first continuous milk pasteurizer was introduced.

1901 The "famous" Alfa-Laval separators were available from the Dairy Supply Co[2]

1923 The UK Alfa-Laval company became a private company. Presumably a subsidiary of the Swedish parent

1926 Name changed.

1928 Shares in the Swedish parent were admitted to the London Stock Exchange.

1936 Acquired British Separators[3]

1961 Agricultural engineers. [4]

1963 The parent company changed its name from AB Separator to Alfa-Laval AB - Alfa from the alpha discs and Laval from the founder of the company.

1968 Supplied x for the Winfrith power station. [5]

1991 Tetra Pak acquired Alfa-Laval AB.

2000 Industri Kapital bought the Alfa Laval Group.

2002 Alfa-Laval AB was quoted again on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jul 05, 1928
  2. The Times, Feb 18, 1901
  3. The Times Friday, Apr 03, 1936
  4. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  5. The Engineer of 8th March 1968 p399