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Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid
handling – has acquired Ashbrook Simon-Hartley, a leading provider of belt
filter presses, which is a complement and alternative to Alfa Laval’s decanter
range in the dewatering of municipal and industrial wastewater. Ashbrook Simon
-Hartley is headquartered in Houston, Texas, USA, with offices in the UK, Chile
and Brazil, and has an installed base in many countries around the world.
Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group, comments on the
acquisition: “I’m very pleased that we have been able to acquire Ashbrook Simon
-Hartley. With this acquisition we are adding a complementary and expanded range
of products and solutions further strengthening our offer for municipal and
industrial wastewater treatment applications.”

The intention is to integrate Ashbrook Simon-Hartley into Alfa Laval. The
company will be consolidated into Alfa Laval from August 1, 2012.

Did you know that… Ashbrook Simon-Hartley was founded more than 100 years ago,
had sales of approximately SEK 500 million in 2011 and has about 250 employees?

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

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 Nasdaq OMX, and, in 2011, posted annual sales of about
SEK 28.6 billion (approx. 3.2 billion Euros). The company has today about 16 000

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