SKÅNES FAGERHULT, Sweden, Jan. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alfdex AB, a 50/50 joint venture between Alfa Laval and Concentric, today announces that it will expand its manufacturing unit in China during the first half of 2019 to capture the demand driven by the Chinese action plan to improve their air quality, called the "Blue Sky Action plan".
The Chinese air quality plan covers many emission sources, where heavy duty trucks is one important subset. The China-6 regulation will be effective in China's largest cities as of July 1, 2019 and this is expected to result in the replacement of one million heavy duty trucks.
The Alfdex-separator is the most widely used solution for active cleaning of crankcase gases in truck engines. It was launched in 2004 and has been selected by most truck manufactures in North America, Europe and Japan. During the last twelve months almost 700,000 Alfdex-separator units have been sold. The expansion of the manufacturing unit in China means that the total capacity will nearly double. Alfdex has also received its first orders in China whereof one is from Weichai, which is the largest engine manufacturer in China and also manufactures heavy trucks.
"This represents a significant breakthrough into the China medium and heavy duty truck market," says David Woolley, President and CEO of Concentric. "The Alfdex oil mist separator continues to be one of the leading technologies used to meet the world's most exacting emissions standards. The order from Weichai is exciting as they are one of the major players and technology leaders in the Chinese truck market."
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Alfdex is the world leader in reducing crankcase emissions from diesel engines by using an active separation system. The separation principle is based upon Alfa Laval's long experience in centrifugal separator technology for systems that separate liquids from liquids and solid particles from liquids. Alfdex has exploited this special technology and refined it to separate particles and liquid droplets from gas. Three out of four new heavy trucks in North America and Europe are using Alfdex-separators. Over 4 million heavy trucks are today equipped with an Alfdex-system.
Concentric is a leader in hydraulic gear products including pumps, motors, power packs and flow dividers for mobile equipment. Leading OEMs rely on Concentric's innovative technology, best-in-class manufacturing, quality and service in a wide range of custom applications. Concentric supports its customers around the world with leading-edge design and development capability and a presence in key international markets such as North and South America, Europe and Asia.
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 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, oil and gas exploration, 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 2017, posted annual sales of about SEK 35.3 billion (approx. 3.6 billion Euros). The company has about 16 400 employees.
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