February 2020 – "Top performance from the real north", is the subtitle of the book jointly published for the first time by the chambers of industry and commerce in Schleswig-Holstein / Germany. The book provides a cross-section through a range of north German companies which earn the accolade of hidden champions. Our managing partner Iver Ahlmann was personally handed a copy of the book.
October 2019 - Up to 50,000 vehicles a day drive through the Rendsburg Kiel Canal tunnel. What happens if an accident takes place?If a road tanker loses its highly inflammable and toxic load? To ensure that even such a scenario does not end up in a disaster, various regulations and rules have to be complied with during the remediation of the tunnel − particularly with respect to the drainage. This is where ACO Water Management supplied a complete solution from the ACO system chain.
September 2019 - All over the world, more and more people are moving to cities, therefore living space is running short. This development arises huge challenges regarding infrastructure, quality of living, and sustainability. These aspects were themasized at ACO Architects and Planners Day 2019 on 12th September under the motto "Reconnection of urban spaces". Renowned architects and interested people were invited by ACO to come to Büdelsdorf for discussion, information, and inspiration.
June 2019 - Once again, ACO Tiefbau has received two ibau „Stein im Brett“ awards. In the categories "Civil engineering" as well as "Surface drainage outdoors", ACO Tiefbau has been voted number one.
February 2019 - German news magazine Focus has entitled ACO to be one of the best employers in 2019. Within the construction industry, ACO has been voted number one employer of all medium-sized companies.
January 2019 - For the second time since 2011, ACO received the highest award in the building materials industry, the baustoffmarkt-Oskar. Representatives of the managing partners, Iver Ahlmann, as well as the managing directors Søren Olsen, Francesco Vitale and Thomas Bannas, proudly accepted this award.
January 2019 - At this years' BAU in Munich from 14th -19th January 2019, we are presenting numerous new products. Here are some impressions we captured at the exhibition.
January 2019 - To the Handball World Cup from 10.01. - 27.01.2019 in Germany and Denmark, ACO also plays a major role - when it comes to the monument protection in the Olympic Park Munich, one of the venues. Because the renovation of the approximately 375 meters concrete drainage channels is not very easy.
September 2018 - Under the motto "(Re) mixing - architecture and city in a new context", this year's Architects and Planners Day took place in the ACO Academy on 20th September. 250 visitors followed the day over the series of exciting lectures, gained insights into the exclusive projects of the architects and were guided through the internal exhibition as well as through the NordArt.
May 2018 - Aesthetics and design have always been part of ACOs DNA, especially when it comes to making our offer for the design of linear drainage ever more attractive to architects and planners. The current milestone in this project is the market launch of a new slotted frame series.
May 2018 − We can look back on a successful show: during this year's IFAT, we were awarded four Stein im Brett awards from ibau and a renewed IKT label for our Multiline Seal-in system. Visitors to the show who attended our stand informed themselves about the most recent ACO products as well as the new service offers covered by the slogan "askACO".
April 2018 − Tobias Carstens turned his hobby into his career: breeding Galloway and Highland cattle. He is already well known to many in the region under the name "Carsten's Highlands" and his products such as beef sausages are very popular at farmers’ markets. Now, the 25-year-old farmer is realising another dream: he is building the first transparent butcher's shop in Schleswig-Holstein. We are responsible for the drainage in the building with the highest hygiene standards.
March 2020 - ACO managing director Richard Hill is to become the spokesman for the building materials supply industry in the United Kingdom as the new chairman of the Builders Merchants Federation, and and will therefore represent our sector well beyond the boundaries of ACO itself.
Februrary 2020 - ACO Marine has equipped one of the latest mega yachts on the world's oceans. What makes the architectural masterpiece so special is the glass elements.
May 2019 - ACO in Přibyslav (Czech Republic) has got a new logistics centre. The approx. 600 employees as well as the Ahlmann family, the ACO Steering Committee, and various prominent guests participated in the opening ceremony of the 4,000 sqm large warehouse.
November 2018 - Just like us, water always finds a way, and accompanies us wherever we go. So what could be more fitting than bringing together ACO, water and parkour in a film project – parkour is the urban sport that overcomes all barriers.
October 2018 - Under the umbrella of ACO Funki in Herning, Denmark, the Danish Pig Academy has been in existence for over a year now: 22 companies that want to cooperate successfully and make the Danish pig industry known around the world.
September 2018 - The AVT 100 smart toilet is a real innovation in the market. It makes it possible − for cruise liners in particular − to control all toilets electronically, and more important, centrally.
August 2018 - In two Australian large-scale projects, ACO cast-iron freestyle accents have set new standards in drainage: The redesign of Adelaide's "The Market to Riverbank Link" and a new six-storey building at the University of Sydney.
July 2018 - Drainage technology has to face special challenges in the light of the increasing number of paved surfaces in cities, and the rise in the frequency of heavy rain showers. ACO is now a partner in the innovative "ClimateTile" development project which enables water to be drained off via the paved surfaces of footpaths.
On the occasion of the North Business Conference 2009 the German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel delivered a speech and signed the ACO Golden Book. Furthermore she planted a tree in the Sculpture Park on the NordArt grounds. Nowadays the tree has an impressive size and is part of the annual NordArt exhibition in summer.
June 2019 - For the 21st time, NordArt - one of the largest exhibitions of contemporary art in Europe - presents images and sculptures, photographs and installations by 200 selected artists from around the world. Every year, it takes place at the ACO headquarters in Büdelsdorf, on the grounds of the former iron foundry Carlshütte. The country focus will be on France this year.
November 2018 - Denik Dreesen won the award for best trainee in his discipline in Schleswig-Holstein, and Kai-Uwe Caspary came top in his year in the examinations in the IHK Pfalz region.
August 2018 - In the historic halls of the Carlshütte two "anniversaries" met this year: NordArt celebrated its 20th season and the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, whose concerts are an established part of each NordArt, paid tribute to the 100th birthday of the founder of the SHMF Festival Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein.
July 2018 - Ten ape sculptures of Chinese artist Liu Ruowang have been uncovered in front of the Landtag in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein. The should "take a stand for an open dialogue between politics and art".
March 2018 − Spring is herring fishing time: numerous anglers have been fishing on the banks of the Obereider port since March to catch the popular delicacy from the Eider by the bucket full. Insiders know that the bank opposite ACO in Büdelsdorf is a really good location for catching the silvery fish. Fishing directly opposite the industrial site is no problem because when it comes to water protection, we naturally take a very personal interest.