Alfa Laval partners with Sycamore Process Engineering
Ben Green, Food and Water Division manager at Alfa Laval and Jerry Redman, managing director of Sycamore Process Engineering
Alfa Laval has partnered with Sycamore Process Engineering to help reduce the carbon footprint of dairy, food and beverage processes across the UK and Ireland.
The partnership aims to utilise the combined knowledge of both companies to support process solutions that are more cost effective and greener, helping customers to achieve their sustainability goals. Thanks to the support from Alfa Laval, Sycamore Process Engineering’s solutions will now be more accessible to dairy, food, and beverage companies than ever, while remaining flexible to the unique needs of each individual customers requirements.
Based in Somerset, Sycamore Process Engineering’s qualified process designers and engineers have over 70 years’ combined experience in the sector, manufacturing everything from complete end-to-end process solutions to individual products and components.
The recognised affiliation is the latest development in a series of collaborations between the two companies, with the integration of a Clean-in-Place system at dairies across the UK amongst the most recent developments. The system proved a resounding success, resulting in significant reductions in cleaning time and increased overall productivity on site.
One of the key focuses of Sycamore’s design when selecting heat exchangers for its pasteurisation systems is minimising energy consumption via steam, water and power usage. Regeneration systems can be integrated on site to harness previously wasted residual energy, saving on both environmental and economic costs for businesses.
Alfa Laval are already providing training to Sycamore Process Engineering staff, up-skilling internal knowledge which can then be passed on to clients to support sustainability goals. Using tools such as efficiency calculators and other innovative technologies, the partnership aims to deliver increased efficiency and designs to the dairy, food, and beverage sectors across the UK and Ireland.
Paul Manning, project director at Sycamore Process Engineering, comments: “Becoming an Authorised Integrator was the next natural step in the relationship between Sycamore and Alfa Laval. Sycamore has supplied Alfa Laval parts on many successfully completed projects over the years, so were already aware of the quality of their products.
“At Sycamore, we adopt a bespoke approach to each project, working closely with in-house teams in order to effectively rise to the individual challenges faced by the dairy, food and beverage companies we serve. Process solutions are designed from the ground up to suit the space available with the latest technology and energy efficiency as key considerations throughout.
“For dairy, food and beverage companies, this means that we’re able to provide the same high-quality tailored solutions, but with the support and benefit that comes from a direct partnership with Alfa Laval. Our aim has always been to support our customers to increase the efficiency of their process solutions to lower their environmental impact, and we’re now able to do that with increased flexibility.”
For more information on Alfa Laval’s channel partner programme, visit: www.alfalaval.co.uk/service-and-support/alfa-laval-channel-partner-programme.