Alfa Laval Malaysia signs MoU with UPM as partners in teaching and research in oils and fats processing

KUALA LUMPUR – Alfa Laval, a global supplier to the palm oil industries, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with University Putra Malaysia (UPM) for collaborative efforts of teaching and research in oils and fats processing.
Through this MoU, Alfa Laval Malaysia has agreed to establish and set-up a dry fractionation plant of 200 kg in UPM for collaborative efforts of teaching and research in oils and fats processing for 5 years. Alfa Laval Malaysia will share industrial experience and knowledge to aid university teaching and research using the pilot plant facility.

The collaboration with local university is part of our effort to pay back to the society. The students today are the engineers tomorrow, we believe by transfering our technologies, experience and engineering capabilities through education, Alfa Laval can contribute further to the palm oil industry in this country at maximum efficiency with best product yield and minimum environmental impact, says Daniel Ng, Managing Director of Alfa Laval Malaysia.

Today, the landscape and need for processing technology have changed as the industry continues to grow. And Alfa Laval leverages on our innovative palm oil value chain providing not only high-end components but also complete, sustainable solutions to the industry.

Ever since the 1960 s, Alfa Laval has pioneered the processing technology of palm oil, transforming the business landscape from smaller soap-making activities to include modern commercial-scale facilities for cooking oil.

Alfa Laval takes care of all processing needs throughout the value chain from fruit to food and beyond; from milling and refining to fats modification and biodiesel plus extraction of high value enriched products such as tocotrienols. The well-proven, energy efficient solutions can handle capacities from pilot scale to 3,000 t/d plants and beyond for sustainable production of first-quality palm oil with lowest operating costs.

Offerings range from high-end components to complete process solutions and after sales services for maximum reliability and uptime. In addition to engineering, design and turnkey deliveries, Alfa Laval also offers supervision of mechanical and electrical installation work during project execution, commissioning, testing and training of all operational and maintenance staff.

Whether it s a new plant, upgrading or optimizing processes in an existing one, Alfa Laval creates individual and customized solutions that meet palm oil producers needs for reliability, consistent performance, energy savings and final product quality.

About Alfa Laval in Southeast Asia (SEA) Alfa Laval in Southeast Asia first established its sales office in Malaysia in 1969. Ever since then, it spread its branches to several other neighboring countries to increase presence in direct sales and service network in the growing domestic markets.

Today, Alfa Laval Southeast Asia consists of 5 sales companies in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines and a sales organization in Vietnam. The setup with the service centres in Kuala Lumpur, Bintulu and Sandakan in Malaysia, Pontianak, Pekan Baru, Banjar Masin and Cilegon in Indonesia, Cagayan de Oro City in Philippines, Bangkok in Thailand and Singapore, and 1 distribution centre in Singapore gives Alfa Laval South East Asia the possibility to stay very close to its customers and react rapidly to their business needs.

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