2023-10-24 Product news

Swedish Ambassador visits Alfa Laval's advanced Brazed Heat Exchanger factory in Italy

Global leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation, and fluid handling, Alfa Laval, recently had the honor of hosting Jan Björklund, the Swedish Ambassador to Italy, at its state-of-the-art brazed heat exchanger (BHE) factory in San Bonifacio. This visit highlights the significance of Swedish business initiatives in Italy.

Inaugurated in November 2021, the San Bonifacio facility stands out as Alfa Laval's most modern and sustainable establishment. With the capacity to generate 1 MW of power from rooftop solar panels, the site proves Alfa Laval’s commitment to renewable energy. The factory has the latest research facilities and customer training zones and primarily serves European customers.

San-bonifacio-03.jpgLeft image: Ambassador Jan Björklund and Leonardo Chiecci. Right image: Massimo Balestrini and ambassador Jan Björklund.

Ambassador Björklund, accompanied by the Mayor of San Bonifacio, Giampaolo Provoli, received a warm reception from Malgorzata Moczynska, Business Unit President, and Renata Vachova, Cluster President Southern Europe & Managing Director Adriatic. Led by Massimo Balestrini, Vice President of Operations and Site Manager, the tour offered insights into the facility's operations and provided a preview of the second production site currently being developed in San Bonifacio. This promising expansion is a segment of the Business Unit's ambitious capacity enhancement investments, initiated in response to the surging demand for heat pumps amid the global energy transition.

I am very impressed with what I have seen here today,” commented Ambassador Björklund. “It is a very modern factory able to respond to an increased request from the market. I see the San Bonifacio factory and Alfa Laval as an important part of the necessary green transition, which is very important for the future of our society and the climate. As the Ambassador of Sweden in Italy, I am very glad to see this Swedish-Italian collaboration expand.”

"Hosting Ambassador Björklund at our San Bonifacio premises was a significant moment for us. This establishment embodies our commitment to a clean-energy future. Our goal is to help our customers grow their businesses and transition away from fossil fuels at the same time as those customers help their customers do the same.” said Malgorzata Moczynska.

Mayor Giampaolo Provoli, ambassador Jan Björklund and Massimo Balestrini.The mayor Giampaolo Provoli, the ambassador Jan Björklund and Massimo Balestrini.

“Alfa Laval’s partnership with Ambassador Björklund exemplifies the collaboration between Italy and Sweden. The Embassy constantly aids companies in expanding in the Italian market, emphasizing digital innovation and green transition. This partnership is vital for jointly advancing the sustainability agenda, always prioritizing our customers, our team, and the environment.” said Renata Vachova. Massimo Balestrini added: " The San Bonifacio facility was designed with a clear vision for the future. From advanced research labs to dedicated training hubs, our focus remains on sculpting the next wave of sustainable innovations."

Ambassador Björklund's visit reinforces the collaborative spirit between Sweden and Italy. It also spotlights the groundbreaking contributions of Swedish enterprises abroad. The escalating prominence of Alfa Laval in San Bonifacio, along with its unwavering emphasis on sustainability, positions it as an inspirational leader for prospective industrial pursuits in the vicinity.

San-bonifacio-04.jpgMassimo Balestrini, ambassador Jan Björklund, mayor Giampaolo Provoli and Renata Vachova.

This is Alfa Laval

Alfa Laval is a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation, and fluid handling, and is active in the areas of Energy, Marine, and Food & Water, offering its expertise, products, and service to a wide range of industries in some 100 countries. The company is committed to optimizing processes, creating responsible growth, and driving progress to support customers in achieving their business goals and sustainability targets.

Alfa Laval’s innovative technologies are dedicated to purifying, refining, and reusing materials, promoting more responsible use of natural resources. They contribute to improved energy efficiency and heat recovery, better water treatment, and reduced emissions. Thereby, Alfa Laval is not only accelerating success for its customers, but also for people and the planet. Making the world better, every day.

Alfa Laval has 20,300 employees. Annual sales in 2022 were SEK 52.1 billion (approx. EUR 4.9 billion). The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

Ambassador Jan Björklund and Malgorzata Moczynska

Facts in brief: Alfa Laval in San Bonifacio

Location: San Bonifacio, Verona, Italy
Total site area: 31,000 m2
Production area and logistics: 13,400 m2
Office and laboratory area: 6,000 m2
Certifications: ISO 9001, 14001, 45001, 50001, and 55001, PED, ASME, and UL



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