Alfa Laval recently announced the opening of its new food hub in Kenosha Wisconsin. Located near Chicago and Milwaukee international airports, the hub is equipped with enhanced capabilities to support the U.S. hygienic & food processing market.
Base to more than 100 associates, the facility boasts several enhancements including a laboratory, testing center and service repair capabilities, along with training space for customers and partners to engage with subject matter experts on a variety of topics from product sizing and maintenance to system application and design.
The campus primarily serves the hygienic process industry, which includes dairy, food, beverage, brewing, personal care, pharmaceutical, fats and oils and protein processing.
“I am extremely excited about the expanded capabilities offered at our newly remodeled food hub in Kenosha. It is a true center of excellence where customers and channel partners can access our full breadth of hygienic separation, process systems, heat transfer and fluid handling expertise.” Said John Piazza, senior vice president of the company’s Food and Water Division.
Additional investments were made in the design and construction of the facility to support Alfa Laval’s commitment to sustainability.
“We not only create sustainable solutions for our customers, we operate by these principles as well,” said Ester Codina, North American president for Alfa Lava Inc. “The facility employs new energy-efficient and natural illumination in an open concept design.” She further added “We are committed to continue the journey of decarbonization in all our operations in the US, and this is just one example of the task we have in front of us.”
The Kenosha facility is one of fifteen Alfa Laval US-based locations that provide support to the region. “Our global company started doing business in the U.S. in 1883 and has a long-established presence in Wisconsin dating back to 1919 with our legacy Tri-Clover® brand and later in the 50’s with G&H,” Piazza said. “Along with our robust hygienic solutions portfolio; the energy, marine and industrial markets greatly depend on Alfa Laval’s technology and expertise as well.”