As the market leader in drainage systems, ACO are ahead of the game when it comes to professional drainage. With an impressive range of industry accredited drainage channels and supplies, it’s no surprise that ACO are number one.
ACO are a German worldwide brand of water management and building drainage for the construction industry. With their headquarters in Büdelsdorf, Germany and a huge UK presence, they are one of the most trusted drainage companies across the globe.
History of ACO
Founded in 1946 by Josef-Severin Ahlmann, ACO originally began by producing concrete construction components and windows.
In the 1960’s the first drainage channel was introduced and this is where things really took off. Further development continued over the next 10 years and by the 1970’s ACO had begun trading outside the German market for the first time.
In the 1980’s Josef introduced his nephew Hans-Julius Ahlmann to the business, who eventually took the reigns, and after successful growth and visionary leadership has lead ACO to where it is today.
With operations in over 40 countries and almost 5,000 employees in the ACO family, it’s clear to see how they have grown into a global success. They pride themselves on being the world leader in drainage channel technology and are constantly striving for environmental sustainability so you can be sure if you buy from ACO you are buying the best.