SEATTLE, Wash. — Alfa Tec Inc., a 15 year old Seattle, Washington-based marine sales and service distributor, is moving into the Gulf region lock stock and barrel with their most recent acquisition of FM Equipment, a respected distributor for Alfa Laval Marine, Oil and Power in the Gulf region. “This is all part of our master plan to supply superior service, spare parts and technical support to our customers located in the Gulf,” states Kevin Oakley, President of Alfa Tec Inc. In 2007 Alfa Tec expanded its operations to the East Coast and Gulf Coast regions by opening a second location in Tampa, Florida.

Alfa Tec Inc. was founded in 1993 as Alfa Laval Inc.’s exclusive distributor to the marine industry on the West Coast and in Alaska. Alfa Laval is the leading global provider of specialized products and engineered solutions. Their equipment, systems and services are dedicated to helping customers to optimize the performance of their processes. Web sites: and

“Alfa Tec and FM Equipment have worked together for many years,” states former owner, Frank Millet, who will stay on as Managing Director in Houma facility. “Our goal is to expand sales and spread the word through the industry about our service capabilities in the Gulf area,” states Millet.

Alfa Tec’s Seattle-based facility currently covers the marine, power, fish processing, food, thermal, industrial and oilfield markets, while the Tampa location focuses on centrifuges, watermakers, heat exchangers, oily water separators and pumps. Alfa Tec’s customer base is broad, but also consists of such well-known companies as KC Transportation, Crowley Marine, Holland America Line’s and OSG.

“We’d like to congratulate Alfa Tec on the recent merger with FM Equipment Co. here in Houma,” says Lynn Ahlemeyer, Vice President of Marine Systems, Inc., based in Houma, Louisiana. “We look forward to working with them in support of the Alfa Laval line. We service many different engines that are very likely to use the new products.”

Whether a customer need service, engineering, parts or equipment, Alfa Tec Inc. is standing by to assist. “We support all of our products with dependable, professional and factory-trained authorized service technicians,” states Oakley. “Our service staff is on call 24/7 to eliminate customer downtime.”

In addition to Alfa Laval, Alfa Tec Inc. has added several other complimentary quality product lines. Currently, the company is the authorized sales and service center for the following original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s):

* Alfa Laval
* Severn Trent Danora
* Ampco Pumps
* Sigma Oily Water Separators
* Offshore Marine Labs
* Atlas Copco Air Compressors
* Byron Jackson Pumps
* Baldor Motors
* Brook Crompton Motors

In addition, with FM Equipment coming on board Alfa Tec will be servicing other companies such as Edison Chouest Offshore, Tidewater and Ensco Offshore.

Over the years, Alfa Tec Inc. has become involved with many different kinds of clientele and services, but has always been conscious of environmental impact issues facing marine trade. Alfa Tec has started to work with their customer’s on such issues as waste management and compliance strategies. Mr. Oakley was a guest panelist at the Clean Pacific Conference in Seattle, WA this September to answer questions.

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