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Alfa Laval: Alfa Laval acquires a leading supplier of cooling equipment to the OEM engine market

Press release published at The Swedish Wire
Alfa Laval - a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling - has acquired Champ Products Inc., based in Sarasota, Florida, USA. The company is recognized for its deep knowledge of engine cooling and is today perceived as a leading company in the North American market, with sales of about SEK 100 million in 2009 and some 75 employees. Champ Products will be consolidated as of January 5, 2010.

"By the acquisition of Champ Products we strengthen our position through an extended product range, reinforced application knowledge and further market penetration amongst engine and vehicle manufacturers in North America," says Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group. "In addition, we expect Champ's product range and application knowledge to create opportunities in Europe and Asia as well."

Did you know that? Champ Products was founded in 1964 and that "CHAMP" is an abbreviation for the original name "Custom Heat Exchangers and Marine Products"?

About Alfa Laval Group
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, 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 the Nordic Exchange, Nordic Large Cap, and, in 2008, posted annual sales of about SEK 28 billion (approx. 2.9 billion Euros). The company has some 12,000 employees.

About Champ Products Inc.
Champ Products, founded in 1964 is a leading supplier to North American engine and vehicle manufactures. Its offering includes shell-and-tube and plate heat exchangers and charge air coolers. Champ Products serves mainly the recreational and light commercial marine industry, heavy-duty bus and truck and custom vehicle manufacturers.

For more information please contact:

Peter Torstensson
Vice President, Communications
Alfa Laval
Tel: + 46 46 36 72 31
Mobile: +46 709 33 72 31

Gabriella Grotte
Investor Relations Manager
Alfa Laval
Tel: +46 46 36 74 82
Mobile: +46 709 78 74 82

This information was distributed by Cision

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