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Alfa Laval Performance Agreement instantly increased productivity

By signing a Performance Agreement with Alfa Laval, a Brazilian sugar and ethanol plant eliminated unplanned downtime and saved around 100,000 Euros in nine months.

DATE 2022-01-27

Performance Agreement tailored by Alfa Laval 

Without the necessary expertise, early warnings and minor problems were left to reach a crisis point before being addressed which translated into huge costs and inefficiencies. For a fixed fee, a four-year Performance Agreement was  tailored-made by Alfa Laval, providing Preventive Maintenance, emergency engineers and a solid partnership for the future, including: 

  • A team of dedicated service engineers, who know the company, the factory footprint and the equipment inside-out
  • Preventive Maintenance to ensure machinery is running at optimum performance levels
  • Condition Audit to help determine when equipment needs service or replacement
  • Best practice for maintenance established and full training for the staff
  • 40 emergency hours available every calendar year

The result: eliminated unplanned downtime and reduced energy consumption 

  • Saved a total of around 100,000 Euros in the first season.
  • Gave the sugar and ethanol company its first ever downtime-free season.
  • Brought significant savings by eliminating unplanned stoppages and saving on maintenance costs.
  • Increased efficiency, reducing energy consumption.
  • Released finances to upgrade three machines from FESX 512 to FESX 712 capacity.
  • Manageable fixed costs instead of emergency-driven price negotiations.
Smoothly-running equipment has increased the efficiency of the factory and saved energy consumption, while eliminating unscheduled stoppages has drastically increased profitability, making workforces standing idle a thing of the past”

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Our extensive service portfolio offers all the services you need to ensure top performance,
maximum uptime and operating efficiency from your Alfa Laval equipment throughout its life cycle. Our team of experts and the availability of parts bring you peace of mind.

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Tailored for performance

Performance Agreements are tailor-made service solutions that meet your specific needs by combining any of the services in the Alfa Laval 360° Service Portfolio over a defined period of time. 

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