Beverage processing

The worldwide thirst for commercial beverages continues to grow – soft drinks, juices, bottled waters, coffee, tea, beer, cider, wines, etc. Successful beverage production requires getting the most out of raw materials and maintaining desired end-product characteristics through safe, cost-effective and sustainable multi-stage processing. Alfa Laval supplies equipment, modules and complete processing lines configured to meet the specific requirements of individual beverage producers and breweries

On the pulse of beverage production and innovation

Beverage processing companies and breweries face numerous challenges. The costs of raw materials, ingredients and production are all increasing, but you still have to deliver tasty, low-priced drinks to ever-more demanding consumers.

 You must also comply with increasingly stringent restrictions placed on your products, and minimize the environmental impacts of your production set-up.

Alfa Laval beverage equipment and processing solutions help you overcome these challenges by reducing production costs and cutting consumption of energy, water and other utilities, as well as ensuring exceptional hygiene levels.

Our equipment and solutions ensure reliable, hygienic production as well as efficient, effective cleaning-in-place (CIP) of production lines – complying in full with the strictest regulatory standards for hygienic applications.

Equally importantly, Alfa Laval enables you to:


  • Increase production yields and maintain long running times, through high availability and uptime levels
  • Decrease ingredient and product loss levels by getting more out of your raw materials
  • Reduce consumption of utilities, such as energy and water, and recycle waste streams.

For instance, our latest range of separators cuts energy consumption by 30%. And using the right Alfa Laval pump for your specific processing parameters can reduce energy consumption by as much as 50%. 


How to optimize Cleaning in Place for water and energy savings

Most companies are looking for a reduction in energy use and water consumption but solutions are often costly and will actually increase the plant’s overall energy usage. Before looking at larger investments in wastewater treatment, optimizing essential CIP technologies is a proven way to increase profitability and sustainability in your processing plant.

Optimise your tank cleaning

Regular tank cleaning is critical to product integrity, productivity and profitability for food, dairy and beverage producers. Learn more about tank cleaning and CIP best practice.