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News from the ACO Group

Hans-Julius Ahlmann awarded the World Economy Prize

Juni 2022 - The Kiel Institute for the World Economy awarded the Managing Partner of the ACO Group, Hans Julius Ahlmann, with the World Economy Prize on Sunday, June 19, 2022. This prize is awarded every year to personalities who have made a special contribution to a socially responsible society based on personal responsibility.

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Hans-Julius Ahlmann is awarded the World Economy Prize

Büdelsdorf, 17.06.2022 - The Kiel Institute for the World Economy will award the Managing Partner of the ACO Group, Hans Julius Ahlmann, with the World Economy Prize on Sunday, June 19, 2022. This prize is awarded every year to personalities from politics, business and science who have made a special contribution to a socially responsible society based on personal responsibility.

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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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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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Walking on water? No problem with the climate tiles!

June 2020 - 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 a partner in the innovative "Climate Tile" development project which enables water to be drained off via the paved surfaces of footpaths.

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Major honour for Richard Hill

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.

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Mega architecture on water

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.

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Signing ceremony of the "Contrats de Transition écologique"

January 2020 – ACO France has been the host of the national meaningful signing of „Contrats de Transition écologique (CTE)“, the contract for the ecological transition.

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New logistics hall for ACO Czech Republic

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.

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