Swedish firm Alfa Laval has acquired US-based beverage technology company Sandymount to boost its position in sustainable beer production.

Sandymount owns a unique and patented membrane technology to concentrate beer.

The financial terms of the deal remain undisclosed. Sandymount’s patented membrane technology Revos will integrate with Alfa Laval’s product range for beer production.

Sandymount founder Ronan McGovern said: “The Revos technology has been verified and validated by major breweries and I am excited to see it become part of Alfa Laval and leverage the organisation’s experience and global footprint in solution delivery.”

The combination will allow beer producers to deliver ‘high quality’ beer in concentrated form.

Additionally, the integration of technologies should address the transportation inefficiencies in the beer supply.

Alfa Laval Food & Water Division president Nish Patel said: “This new technology is a valuable complement to Alfa Laval’s portfolio of brewery solutions, which will enable us to deliver processes for high-quality concentrated beer.

“Innovative and validated solutions like this will improve our customers’ supply chains and thereby have a positive impact on both their bottom line and the environment.”

The company said that McGovern and the employees of Sandymount will integrate into the business unit food systems in the food and water division.

In January 2018, Alfa Laval secured a $38m contract from an undisclosed Mexican brewery facility to deliver a complete process line.

The brewery process line included various pieces of equipment such as process modules, valves, heat exchangers, mixers and other types of fluid handling equipment.