Swedish heat transfer and fluid handling solutions provider Alfa Laval has secured a Skr300m ($38m) contract from a Mexican brewery plant.

Under the contract, Alfa Laval will deliver a complete process line to the undisclosed Mexican brewery facility.

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

Alfa Laval noted that its process line will be used by the Mexican company to handle fermentation of yeast, as well as the maturation and filtration of beer.

The complete process line will be delivered to the company later this year.

“It is one of the biggest orders for Alfa Laval in modern times.”

Alfa Laval Food and Water Division president Nish Patel said: “I am very pleased to announce this large brewery order, which is one of the biggest orders in Alfa Laval in modern times.

“It confirms that our products and solutions meet the high demands from the major players in the brewery industry when it comes to efficiency, reliability, and performance.”

Beer production in Mexico has increased by 8%, and the country is currently one of the leading breweries in the world, according to the Spanish daily newspaper El Economista.

In addition to food and beverage industries, Alfa Laval’s equipment is used by chemical, pharmaceutical, and ethanol manufacturing units.