In September, Alfa Laval will open a completely new service centre in Frechen, Germany, which will be one of the largest for plate heat exchangers in the world. In addition, it is also a technically advanced and sustainable facility, capable of recycling almost 100% of its water. It will serve customers in Germany, France, and the Benelux countries.
The 5,200-square-metre service centre has a fully automated cleaning system for plates which will ensure the shortest possible service time for customers. Furthermore, 95% of the wastewater generated in the reconditioning process will be recycled – the only additional water needed will be to compensate for natural evaporation. Alfa Laval aims to recycle all water in its operations by 2030, and this is an important step towards fulfilling the company’s sustainability strategy.
“Service of our installed base is vital for developing partnerships with our customers. By combining availability, high service levels and sustainable service processes, we provide our customers an attractive offering which very few of our competitors can match,” says Joakim Vilson, President of Global Sales and Service. “In addition, plate heat exchangers, when properly cleaned, also have a positive impact on the environment since they save CO2 emissions over time when operating in optimal conditions.”