Alfa Laval in New Zealand
A vital part of global excellence
Alfa Laval has been established in New Zealand since 1927. In the following decades, Alfa Laval has proudly established an organisation that is both close to you, and has a strong grasp of the local market to support you in achieving your business goals. Our sales office and service centre is located in Hamilton.
New Zealand is an advanced economy with world-leading innovations and industry sectors. As the world largest exporter of diary and significant producer of other products from primary industries, New Zealand plays a vital role in global food security. Urban areas such as Auckland are growing. The city’s waste water management needs to cater for population growth, while the demand for energy-efficient cooling solutions is on the rise with strict government standards in construction. New Zealand is also a leader in renewable energy as well as a fast-emerging oil and gas producer with many underexplored basins. These are all areas where Alfa Laval has long experience, proven products and innovative solutions to support your industry.
Sustainable solutions for a better world
We not only offer solutions that respond to the needs of our customers but also to those of our planet. Our latest Sustainability Report documents the work we’re doing to help create better everyday conditions for everyone.
Alfa Laval contributes to the Global Goals
The United Nations has adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, known as Global Goals, that world leaders have pledged to achieve. Now it is up to businesses like ours to take us there.
Alfa Laval helps provide clean water to New Zealand's largest city
Auckland’s population has been growing constantly, and Watercare Service, New Zealand’s largestwater utility and wholly owned by Auckland Council, has repeatedly had to extend and upgrade its facilities. According to projections from Statistics New Zealand in 2017, Auckland's population could almost double in the next 25 years. This is one of the reasons why Watercare is planning to spend NZD 4.9 billion on infrastructure projects over the next ten years to provide additional capacity for dealing with the needs of Auckland residents and businesses.
One of the many facilities operated by Watercare Service is the Mangere Resource Recovery Facility. In 2015, the company wanted to upgrade and extend the plant’s solids stream thickening capacity, with considerable focus on environmental impacts, which is a major focus in Watercare Service operations and planning.
Alfa Laval Oceania won the tender for this project, covering the delivery, installation and commissioning of seven Alfa Laval AS-H 300 Belt Thickener units, which separate liquid from solids by gravity drainage through a 3-metre-wide porous filter belt.
The equipment upgrade allows Auckland to meet its growing need for waste water treatment now and into the future.