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News from the ACO Group

Consent withheld for merger between drainage specialist BIRCO and the ACO Group

January 14th, 2022 - The German Federal Cartel Offices (Bundeskartellamt) announced their decision not to approve the planned merger between BIRCO GmbH and the ACO Group. In July last year, BIRCO GmbH signed an agreement with the ACO Group to sell 100% of its shares. The merger was planned because both companies wanted to bundle their competences, and jointly offer an even broader product portfolio, and more individual system solutions from a single source.

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ACO Severin Ahlmann GmbH & Co. KG changes company name to ACO Ahlmann SE & Co. KG

December 10th, 2021 - The 75th anniversary of ACO, marks the ceremonial signing of the change of company name: ACO Severin Ahlmann GmbH & Co. KG becomes ACO Ahlmann SE & Co. KG. SE stands for Societas Europaea (European Company), a standardized legal form throughout the EU.

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ACO at inter airport Europe 2021

October 2021 - At the world's leading trade fair for the airport industry, inter airport Europe from 9 to 12 November 2021, everything in Munich will revolve around airport technology and services. The focus of the trade fair, at which ACO will also be represented, is on new technologies and innovations for the modern airport of the future.

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ACO grease seaparator flying high

July 2021 - What to do when an ACO grease separator is needed for the catering industry at an altitude of 1,932 metres, but the steep access road is unsuitable for heavy loads? Of course: fly in by helicopter! In the video you can see the spectacular flight in the Allgäu Alps.

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Finally, NordArt again!

June 2021 - After a year's "forced break" due to Corona, art lovers can visit the NordArt in Büdelsdorf again this year. A comprehensive hygiene concept and the new online ticket system make it possible for the international art exhibition to take place despite the pandemic.

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Awarded: The Voronoi design grating

April 2021 - Our grating Voronoi was awarded for the third time in 2021 for its extraordinary design. The pattern is based on natural structures, which also inspire art and architecture.

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100th birthday of Udo Passavant

March 2021- We very warmly congratulate an important personality in ACO's history on his anniversary. The former head of Passavant-Werke, the cornerstone of today's ACO Passavant Guss GmbH.

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Digital tours across the NordArt

January 2021 - Due to the Corona pandemic, NordArt 2020, which normally takes place annually on the ACO grounds, had to be postponed. To shorten the waiting time until next summer, the largest exhibition of contemporary art in Europe can now be experienced from home - in the form of "digital tours".

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Postponed NordArt 2020: Greeting from the president of the state parliament

June 2020 - It is already a tradition that the president of the Schleswig-Holstein state parliament, Klaus Schlie, speaks a greeting word at the opening of NordArt every year. So it was especially important to him to address some personal words to the public even in times of pandemic.

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Folding@Home: together against Covid-19

June 2020 - Folding@Home is a project in which people all over the world join forces and make the computing power of both private PCs and company computers available. The whole thing serves the research of various diseases - also Covid-19. Everybody can participate - of course ACO is also part of it.

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