How we quickly helped AAK achieve a more reliable production.

Valuable custom hose solution

For a number of years, AAK in Aarhus had experienced challenges with their hoses in the filter department not being able to withstand the working pressure and that the replacement time was too long when the production equipment needed servicing. Another challenge was that the area was only accessed once a year. This meant that action had to be taken quickly and efficiently.

"We contacted Alfotech and shared our challenges to see if they had a specialized hose for vegetable oil in a hexane environment that could meet our technical specifications and was easier to replace. Previously, it took two men a whole day to replace the hoses, as the hoses had to be cut with an angle grinder. This had to be made easier!", says Steen Fammé from AAK.

Alfotech took up the challenge and in collaboration with AAK, a new special hose was developed with FDA approval on the inside in accordance with 1935/2004.

After some successful tests, Alfotech returned shortly after with a hose that met the requirements and had a lifespan of over a year.

Today, it's easy for one man to replace the hoses, ensuring the durability of the hose and making the process more efficient. Safety is also significantly improved as the use of cutting tools has been eliminated. The choice of the right hose was therefore important and resulted in an optimized and more reliable production.  

"We are very pleased with the collaboration with Alfotech. They have managed to produce a hose that fits our production and we have not experienced any operational disruptions. The benefit is also that we save a lot of time on replacement and servicing," concludes Steen Fammé from AAK.

Creativity at the heart of it all

Creativity at the heart of it all

"Since there was no hose that fit into their production, creative thinking was needed to solve our customer's challenge, and time was of the essence."

Kim Jensen, Alfotech

About AAK

About Alfotech

AAK is one of the leading suppliers of vegetable oils.

Our solutions are developed in collaboration with our customers, resulting in long-lasting partnerships and great solutions. With more than 140 years of industry experience and close relationships with our customers, we solve specific requests and stay ahead of the curve.

The head office is located in Malmö, Sweden. With more than 3000 dedicated employees across 20 production facilities and numerous sales offices in more than 25 different countries, we work daily to improve our innovative solutions for the benefit of our customers.

Wherever you are in the world, we are ready to help you achieve long-lasting results.

Alfotech is a Danish-owned company founded in 1984. We represent several international suppliers of quality products and solutions that naturally meet the strict requirements of the industry. 

Our customers are from the food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries in Northern Europe. We import, develop and manufacture many of the components used in our solutions. The knowledge we have gained through 35 years of product development gives us great expertise in finding the right solution for your business.

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