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. The change of name and the inclusion of "ACO Group SE" as the new general partner of the KG (limited partnership company) also formally reflects ACO's longstanding international orientation. The former "GmbH & Co. KG" now incorporates as "SE & Co. KG". In detail, this means that ACO remains a traditional limited partnership company while the company-law structure of the SE introduces an executive board to act on behalf of the KG. This is a strong sign for a future-oriented leadership concept at ACO.
All contractual agreements existing between customers, suppliers and ACO, as well as the general terms and conditions of business, sale, delivery and purchase, remain unaffected, and retain their validity. The same applies to the address and VAT identification number - as far as the KG itself (limited partnership company) is concerned, the most important change for our partners is the change of name.
The new executive board is composed as follows: Hans-Julius Ahlmann and Iver Ahlmann have been appointed as the board´s executive directors. The three non-executive directors are Hans-Peter Meyer (former managing director of the ACO Group), Dr. Johannes Haupt (former Oberderdinger Blanc & Fischer Familienholding) and Prof. Dr. Rainer Kögel (Hennerkes Rechtsanwälte). In addition, Thomas Bendixen and Søren Olsen (managing directors in the ACO Group) have been appointed as managing directors.
The change of name also has historical references: the omission of the suffix "Severin" is a return to the original company name ACO Ahlmann. At that time, the addition "Severin" served to distinguish the company from the foundry on the same site. What better day to mark this milestone than the 75th anniversary of the company!
Press release: ACO introduces Executive Board (PDF)