World-leading hygienic pump manufacturer Alfa Laval has received the Frost & Sullivan 2013 Company of the Year Award in the European pumps market for the food and beverage industry.

The global growth consulting firm has recognised Alfa Laval, a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling, for its best practices, outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as market leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development.

The Frost & Sullivan awards jury cited Alfa Laval for its all-encompassing “one-stop shop” strategy, broadening its pump portfolio to meet the hygiene, safety and energy-efficiency requirements of food and beverage applications. The jury recognized Alfa Laval for its ability to address core market challenges, while continuously improving and enhancing the company’s already extensive portfolio.
“We are honoured to receive the prestigious 2013 Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award in the European Pumps Market for the Food & Beverage Industry,” said Russell Jones, Alfa Laval’s Global Portfolio Manager, Pumps. “Alfa Laval’s growth strategy involves continuously strengthening our pump portfolio, combined with continuous development of our sales channel network. Customer feedback continuously drives change within Alfa Laval and, as a result, we adjust our portfolio to ensure our pumps meet our customers’ current and future challenges.”

The Frost & Sullivan award distinguishes Alfa Laval for its best practices in addressing food and beverage industry needs. It also recognizes Alfa Laval for extending its exceptional pump portfolio with pumps capable of meeting industry needs and key applications, including the:
* Alfa Laval LKH PF centrifugal pump, which was recently upgraded to meet the increased demand for nanofiltration and reverse osmosis filtration installations;
* Alfa Laval LKH Evap centrifugal pump, which is designed to meet industry growth in evaporation applications;
* Alfa Laval SCPP positive displacement pump, which improves pump efficiency when transporting lower viscosity liquids at high discharge pressures.

The awards jury benchmarked Alfa Laval’s performance against its competitors in five key areas: exceptional growth strategy and implementation, innovative product technologies, dedicated customer focus, enhanced customer value and market leadership.