Two major US diesel engine manufacturers have chosen the Alfdex oil mist separator system for cleaning of crankcase gases, for deliveries during 2007, 2008 and 2009. Combined, the two orders are worth about SEK 200 million to Alfdex AB, the worlds’ leading supplier of proprietary crankcase gas cleaning solutions.
The Alfdex system offers the market high-efficiency removal of oil droplets and soot particles from the ventilation gas in diesel engine crankcases, so called blow-by or crankcase gases.
Alfdex is a joint-venture based on Alfa Laval’s unique knowledge of centrifugal separation and Haldex’ strong position as a supplier of proprietary vehicle technology solutions to the global vehicle industry.
Including the orders outlined above, some ten of the worlds’ leading truck and engine brands have opted for the Alfdex system and others are testing the system. With approximately SEK 1 Billion in currently acknowledged orders over the next 3-5 years, Alfdex AB is firmly established as the worlds’ leading supplier of proprietary crankcase gas cleaning solutions.
Global interest in the Alfdex crankcase gas cleaning system is pushed by tougher engine legislation which will take into account not only exhaust pipe discharges but other discharges as well, e.g. crankcase gases.
Korea and Japan have already introduced such legislation. The North American market saw similar demands when “EPA 07” went into effect in January 2007. In Europe, new regulations are expected as from 2008.
September, 2004 Alfdex AB announces a letter of intent from Scania concerning deliveries of the Alfdex system. Deliveries begin early 2005.
February, 2005 Alfdex AB announces that Volvo Group has signed a 5 year development & delivery agreement with the company comprising deliveries to Volvo, Renault and Mack. Serial deliveries start in 2005.
January, 2006 The company announces a 5-year agreement with DaimlerChrysler, comprising deliveries to DaimlerChrysler’s truck brands Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Mitsubishi Fuso, Sterling Trucks and Western Star Trucks.
October, 2007 Alfdex AB announces multi-year agreements with two major US diesel engine makers, with deliveries fully commenced at time of announcement.