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January 18, 2006 | Press release
DaimlerChrysler chooses Alfdex, the new environmental solution for cleaning of crankcase gases, for their new engine platform
The DaimlerChrysler Group has signed a development cooperation and supply agreement of the Alfdex Oil Mist Separator system from Alfdex AB, jointly owned by Alfa Laval and Haldex. The order value is about SEK 250 million during a five year period and serial deliveries are estimated to start end of 2006.

The Alfdex system, built around Alfa Laval’s unique knowledge of centrifugal separation and Haldex’ strong position as a supplier to the vehicle industry, offers the market a very efficient removal of oil droplets and soot particles from the ventilation air in the diesel engine crankcases, so called crankcase gases. DaimlerChrysler’s intention is to integrate the Alfdex system into different engines based on a completely new and unique platform. The global agreement with the DaimlerChrysler group comprises the three engine brands, Detroit Diesel, Mitsubishi Fuso and Mercedes-Benz, used in DaimlerChrysler’s truck brands; Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Mitsubishi Fuso, Sterling Trucks and Western Star Trucks. Mats Ekeroth, Managing Director of Alfdex, comments: "With the agreement with DaimlerChrysler together with the earlier agreements with both Scania and Volvo, we have taken a strong and solid market position, a market that globally has a value of more than SEK one billion annually.” From the beginning, the interest in the Alfdex system has been great and there is a number of projects going on. Most diesel engine manufacturers in Europe, the US and other parts of the world have successfully tested or will test the system. For further information please contact Joakim Olsson, President and CEO of Haldex AB, phone +46 8 545 049 50.

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