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Alfa Laval completes acquisition of Desmet


Alfa Laval has completed the acquisition of Desmet, part of the Desmet Ballestra Group, a world leader in engineering and supplying processing plants and technologies for edible oils and biofuel sectors.

The acquisition will strengthen Alfa Laval’s position in the renewable energy arena and complement its offering within edible oils.

Desmet will strengthen Alfa Laval’s position in the market by adding know-how and expertise to accelerate future innovations within food, feed and biofuels—and support Alfa Laval’s transformation towards renewable fuels.

The business acquired includes the operational units and brands of Rosedowns and Stolz, and had a turnover of approximately 300 million euros in 2021—and will operate as a standalone entity within the food-and-water division of Alfa Laval.


Alfa Laval first announced its intention to acquire Desmet in March.

Founded in Belgium in 1946, Desmet is a specialist in the supply of plants and equipment for the oilseeds and grains industry and the oils and derivatives industry with sales and execution locations across the world. Its innovative, tailor-made plants for grain handling, oilseed preparation and pressing, oilseed extraction, feed milling, oil refining and modification, biofuels and oleochemicals are known for reliability, low operating costs, and high-quality outputs.

Alfa Laval is a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling, and is active in the areas of energy, marine, and food and water, offering its expertise, products, and service to a wide range of industries in some 100 countries. The company is committed to optimizing processes, creating responsible growth, and driving progress to support customers in achieving their business goals and sustainability targets.

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