The ACO Group
The ACO Group is a world market leader in drainage technology. Climate change sets us a challenge to react effectively with innovative solutions to new environmental conditions. With its integrated approach, ACO stands for professional drainage, efficient cleaning, and the controlled discharge or reuse of water. Products include drainage channels and drains, oil and grease separators, backflow stop systems, pumps and pressure-water-tight cellar windows and light shafts.
The family-owned company headquartered in Rendsburg/Büdelsdorf, Germany, was founded in 1946 on the site of the Carlshütte foundry – Schleswig-Holstein’s first industrial company. It still has very strong roots in the region. The innovation strength of the ACO Group is built on intense research and development, and its technical expertise in processing polymer concrete, plastic, cast iron, stainless steel and reinforced concrete. ACO has a presence in over 40 countries, with a total of 30 production sites on four continents. With a global workforce of 4,800, the company generated sales of Euro 775 million in 2017.
ACO at a glance
- 1946, company founded by Josef-Severin Ahlmann
- 4,800 employees in more than 40 countries (Europe, America, Asia, Australia, Africa)
- 30 production sites in 15 countries
- Sales 2017: Euro 775 million
Working in conjunction with environmental specialists, ACO has utilized its extensive knowledge of surface drainage to develop a proven amphibian tunnel and guide wall system. At ACO Wildlife we are constantly working to develop new ideas for improvements.
ACO symbolizes top class products and system solutions around the world for drainage technology and construction elements in the construction, civil engineering and building services sectors.