ACO facts and figures – expansion with a clear focus

As a family enterprise, ACO can develop and implement long term strategies without bending to external pressure. Our success proves us right. Thanks to internationalisation and diversification we can balance out large fluctuations in local construction sector markets, and stabilise our expansion course.

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The ACO Group generated sales of Euro 711 million
in 2016.

4.400 employees are engaged by the ACO Group worldwide. About 1.650 of them work at locations in Germany.

Strategic Growth

1993 Set up glass fibre reinforced plastic production in  Monroe, North Carolina, USA
1994 Acquired Polycrete, Sydney, Australien
Acquired Inotec, Schweiz
1995 Acquired Plastmo Group Scandinavia, England and Polen
1996 Start of production in Legionowo, Polen
Acquired Signum, Germany
Acquired Hvidbjerg Vinduet, Denmark
Acquired AWK Guss- und Amaturenwerke, Kaiserslautern
1998 Production start-up Maçanet, Spanien
1999 Expansion of stainless steel production in Pribyslav, Czech Republic
Acquired Poly Bau, Switzerland
2000 Acquired Passavant Entwässerungs- und Abscheidetechnik, Germany,
Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Holland
Expansion in south-east Europe: Romania, Croatia, Bulgaria
2001 Acquired Yankee Plastic, USA
2002 Acquired  DJ Muller, Australia
Acquired  Multi-Lite, Denmark
2003 Acquired  Compasso, Italy
2004 Acquired  Funki Tech A/S, Denmark
Expansion into China and the United Arab Emirates 
2005 Integration of the Möck drainage programme 
Acquired separator specialist TTM, Sweden
2006 Founded Aguss Vertrieb GmbH
Founded ACO Eurobar GmbH
2007 Production start-up in the new ACO factory in Casa Grande/Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Expansion into India
2008 Expansion of polymer production in Rendsburg/Büdelsdorf, Stadtlengsfeld and Tabor, Czech Republic
2009 Acquired Hestag und Fritschi, Switzerland
Set up stainless steel production in Dubai
2010 Opened polymer concrete production in Shanghai
Acquired Finnish separator manufacturer Ekopinta
2011 Expansion into Brazil and Mexico
2012

Established distribution company in New Zealand
Acquired Havo Strangguss GmbH, Germany
Established distribution company in Morocco
Established distribution company in South Africa

2013

Acquired Hydrocast SARL, France
Established distribution company ACO Funki in Russia
Established distribution company in Chile
Established distribution company in Columbia
Established distribution company in Mozambique
Expansion of production sites in Dubai and Istanbul

2014

Acquired ALLERUP TEKNIK AS, Denmark
Acquired Egebjerg International and Master Trading, Denmark

2015 Founded ACO Casting Services South Africa Pty. Ltd., Johannesburg, South Africa
2016 Production start-up in the ACO factory in Jacareí, Brazil
Stainless steel production start-up in the ACO factory in Shanghai, China
Acquired Rofo Engineering, Johannesburg, South Africa
2017 Acquired Plastmo Polska, Poland
Established Distribution Company in Saudi Arabia