Alfa Laval Malaysia signed MoU with Faculty of Engineering, UPM as collaborating partner

Alfa Laval – a global supplier to the palm oil industries – signed Memorandum of Understanding with University Putra Malaysia (UPM) for collaborative efforts of teaching and research in oils and fats processing.

In this MoU, Alfa Laval Malaysia has agreed to establish and set-up a dry fractionation plant of 200 kg in UPM for collaborative efforts of teaching and research in oils and fats processing for 5 years. Alfa Laval Malaysia will share industrial experience and knowledge to aid university teaching and research using the pilot plant facility.

“Today, the landscape and need for processing technology have changed as the industry continues to grow. And Alfa Laval leverages on our innovative palm oil value chain providing not only high-end components but also complete, sustainable solutions to the industry.”

Ever since the 1960’s, Alfa Laval has pioneered the processing technology of palm oil, transforming the business landscape from smaller soap-making activities to include modern commercial-scale facilities for cooking oil.

Alfa Laval takes care of all processing needs throughout the value chain – from fruit to food and beyond; from milling and refining to fats modification and biodiesel plus extraction of high value enriched products such as tocotrienols. The well-proven, energy efficient solutions can handle capacities from pilot scale to 3,000 t/d plants and beyond for sustainable production of first-quality palm oil with lowest operating costs.

Offerings range from high-end components to complete process solutions and after sales services for maximum reliability and uptime. In addition to engineering, design and turnkey deliveries, Alfa Laval also offers supervision of mechanical and electrical installation work during project execution, commissioning, testing and training of all operational and maintenance staff.

Whether it’s a new plant, upgrading or optimizing processes in an existing one, Alfa Laval creates individual and customized solutions that meet palm oil producers’ needs for reliability, consistent performance, energy savings and final product quality.

About Alfa Laval in Southeast Asia (SEA)

Alfa Laval in Southeast Asia first established its sales office in Malaysia in 1969. Ever since then, it spread its branches to several other neighboring countries to increase presence in direct sales and service network in the growing domestic markets.

Today, Alfa Laval Southeast Asia consists of 5 sales companies in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines and a sales organization in Vietnam. The setup with the service centres in Kuala Lumpur, Bintulu and Sandakan in Malaysia, Pontianak, Pekan Baru, Banjar Masin and Cilegon in Indonesia, Cagayan de Oro City in Philippines, Bangkok in Thailand and Singapore, and 1 distribution centre in Singapore gives Alfa Laval South East Asia the possibility to stay very close to its customers and react rapidly to their business needs.

About Alfa Laval

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

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, oil and gas exploration, 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 Nasdaq OMX, and, in 2013, posted annual sales of about SEK 29.8 billion (approx. 3.5 billion Euros). The company has today, after the acquisition of Frank Mohn AS about 17 500 employees.

For more information please contact

Zay Aw, Communications Manager, Southeast Asia, Mobile +60 17 3699 628, zay.aw@alfalaval.com

Daphney Tai, Communications Executive, Southeast Asia, Mobile +6017 795 1015, daphney.tai@alfalaval.com

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