Over the next year and a half, the Alfa Laval site in Søborg will shift its focus from manufacturing to sales, research & development and engineering and supply. Søborg will also have a new testing facility.
By the end of this year, the company will have transferred the production of its Alfa Laval PureBallast ballast water treatment system to its plant in Aalborg, Denmark.
The production of decanters will move to Alfa Laval’s facility in Krakow, Poland. This transfer, which should be completed during the fourth quarter 2018, is expected to affect about 100 employees in Søborg.
Alfa Laval says these changes are designed to strengthen the company’s global position within food and water and to further improve cost competitiveness by consolidating manufacturing to fewer sites in Europe.
“Alfa Laval has invested and built two important global competence and test centres in Denmark; in Kolding – hygienic fluid handling to the food and pharmaceutical industry, and recently in Aalborg – a unique test and training centre for different products and applications to the marine industry. Based on the positive experiences and after a careful evaluation, Søborg was our first and natural choice for a Food & Water competence centre,” said Nish Patel, president of Alfa Laval’s Food & Water division.