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Alfa Laval Group acquires Hutchison Hayes
By Peter Torstensson
Aug 20, 2008 - 10:36:07 AM
Lund, Sweden -- Alfa Laval Group, a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling, has acquired Hutchison Hayes Separation, a leading provider of separation equipment, parts and services. Hutchison Hayesí sales in 2007 were about SEK 150 million.
The acquisition of Hutchison Hayes Separation is in line with the Alfa Laval Groupís strategy of primarily acquiring companies that complement the existing business in terms of products, geography or in the form of new sales channels.
In this case, the Alfa Laval Group is adding a complementary channel for centrifugal separation equipment and service, primarily to the energy related industries in the U.S. Hutchison Hayes will operate as a separate organization and is consolidated in the Alfa Laval Group from August 15.
Hutchison Hayes Separation is a leading provider of separation equipment, parts and services, mainly serving the U.S. energy related markets, and to a certain extent also the marine and food industries. The company sells and leases new decanters and high-speed separators, as well as parts and service.
The company was founded in 1927 and is based in Houston, Texas, U.S. Hutchison Hayes provides quality products and services. They go to market directly to their main customer groups, e.g. oil service companies, as well as through agents to the process industries.
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