Alfa Laval acquires unique technology to strengthen its position in sustainable beer productionAlfa Laval - a world leader in heat transfer, cen...

Alfa Laval acquires unique technology to strengthen its position in sustainable beer productionAlfa Laval - a world leader in heat transfer, cen...Alfa Laval acquires unique technology to strengthen its position in sustainable beer production

Alfa Laval - a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling - has acquired Sandymount, a US-based beverage technology company with a unique and patented membrane technology to concentrate beer. The technology in combination with Alfa Laval's extensive product range, will open up interesting business opportunities for the company, and enable a more sustainable beer-delivery supply chain. The signing and closing date was December 31.

Sandymount's patented membrane technology, Revos™, in combination with Alfa Laval's extensive product range for beer production, will enable beer producers to deliver high quality beer in concentrated form. The solution addresses the transportation inefficiencies in beer supply where beer remains one of the few water-laden products distributed as a `mostly water' from producer to consumer.

"This new technology is a valuable complement to Alfa Laval's portfolio of brewery solutions which will enable us to deliver processes for high-quality concentrated beer," says Nish Patel, President of the Food & Water Division. "Innovative and validated solutions like this will improve our customers' supply chains and thereby have a positive impact on both their bottom line and the environment."

Ronan McGovern, Founder of Sandymount comments, "The Revos technology has been verified and validated by major breweries and I am excited to see it become part of Alfa Laval and leverage the organisation's experience and global footprint in solution delivery."

The newly acquired company, with its founder and employees, will be integrated into the Business unit Food Systems in the Food & Water Division.