ACO. creating the future of drainage
The ACO Group
ACO is an acronym for the Ahlmann Company. ACO is a family enterprise and was established in the 1940s in Germany by Josef-Severin Ahlmann and remains a family owned company today. In the 1960s, ACO pioneered the modular drainage channel and developed the use of polymer concrete for drainage products. ACO has since globally expanded throughout Europe, The Americas, Asia and Australasia with subsidiaries and manufacturing facilities in over forty countries and over 4,800 employees worldwide.
ACO Pty Ltd is the Australian ACO company. ACO offers an extensive range of products to suit various applications such as internal drainage, stormwater drainage, cable and ducting systems as well as other products for niche applications. Despite ACO’s global presence, ACO is committed to local thinking. Many of the products sold by ACO are designed and manufactured in Australia to suit Australian requirements, customer needs and construction trends.
The headquarters of ACO Pty Ltd is based in Emu Plains, Sydney and has offices and warehouses around Australia, South East Asia and the South Pacific to provide local support on matters ranging from product selection, specification and installation.
As a market leader, ACO is committed to bringing new, innovative products to designers and installers. The ACO Group has numerous research and development competency centres globally and locally we are committed to continuous product development, quality and thorough testing. ACO is accredited to ISO 9001, an international Quality Standard for standards of excellence across the organisation.
Climate change is causing ever-frequent weather events like heavy rainfall and droughts and therefore drainage design concepts must be more sophisticated to cope with these extremes. ACO offers a range of intelligent system solutions which protect people from water and water from people. So water can be ecologically and economically reused, every ACO product within the ACO range is designed to help control the water.
ACO is a global leader in water management, with products to collect, clean, hold and release water; addressing all phases of the water cycle and supporting water sensitive urban design. ACO focuses on products that address the ‘clean’ phase of the water cycle.
To support ACO’s extensive product range, ACO provides full support from design conception to final installation. Customer service includes project specific design services, field support and installation advice. Product training and up to date professional education seminars provide designers with the latest product information.