Bitzer Acquires Alfa Laval’s STHEs
From the beginning of May 2018, Bitzer will be the largest independent manufacturer in the shell-and-tube heat exchanger (STHE) market world-wide. The contract between Bitzer Italia and Alfa Laval was signed in Milan on April 3. The products taken over from Alfa Laval are designed for air conditioning and refrigeration applications and will thus enlarge Bitzer’s product portfolio. “With this acquisition, we are expanding our portfolio, as the evaporator technology manufactured in Alonte complements our existing product range. With this operation, Bitzer is becoming the largest independent manufacturer in the STHE market worldwide. Our aim is to become the technology leader in this segment offering the market the latest solutions. To do this, we are building up a state-of-the-art laboratory with highly skilled personnel,” says Gianni Parlanti, chief sales and marketing officer.
With the acquisition of Alfa Laval’s STHEs, Bitzer is gaining more than 40 years of experience in the development of these components and is, at the same time, strategically complementing its own product lines. Alfa Laval’s key strengths include decades of experience in dry expansion evaporators, flooded evaporators, and condensers for fresh water and sea-water applications with a capacity of up to 2,000 kW. With this acquisition, Bitzer is able to offer its customers highly efficient, futureproof solutions.
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