The Alfa Laval Group develops, produces and sells products and systems based on three main technologies: separation/filtration, heat transfer and fluid handling. The technologies are essential in the production of food, water, energy and in optimising the process. The Group holds a leading market position in all three technologies. Alfa Laval expects demand to continue in the energy related industries due to the increase in demand for fuel and energy efficient solutions in the future. The overall growth in the markets Alfa Laval operates in is expected to grow at the same pace as GDP. The main factors of risk and uncertainty facing the Group concern the price development and availability of strategic metals, fluctuations in major currencies, and the turmoil in the financial markets.