ACO - A strong brand around the world.
The ACO Group is a world market leader in drainage technology. Climate change sets us a challenge to react effectively with innovative solutions to new environmental conditions. With its integrated approach, ACO stands for professional drainage, efficient cleaning, and the controlled discharge or reuse of water. The major innovation strength of the ACO Group is built on intense research and development, and its technical expertise in processing polymer concrete, plastic, cast iron, stainless steel and reinforced concrete. ACO has a presence in over 40 countries, with a total of 30 production sites on four continents. With a global workforce of 4,800, the company generated sales of Euro 775 million in 2017.
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ACO system chain
Every product from ACO supports the ACO system chain:
collect: gather and capture
The surface water or the liquids being treated are collected from the surface as quickly and as completely as possible by the drainage system. This part of the ACO system chain guarantees protection, safety and comfort for the people, buildings and traffic routes in the immediate vicinity.
clean: pre-treat and process
The collected liquids are treated using integrated physical, chemical or biological processes that ensure they can be discharged into the public sewers – the minimum requirement. This part of the ACO system chain creates the conditions for recycling and sustainable use.
hold: retain and contain
Containers, barriers and valves ensure that the liquids stay within the drainage system where they can be properly controlled. This part of the ACO system chain enhances protection and safety for extreme situations: e.g. heavy rain, flooding or handling hazardous liquids.
release: pumping, discharging and reusing
Pumps, lifting plant and pipe systems transfer the collected, treated and controlled water into the downstream systems and processes. This part of the ACO system chain brings the collected, treated and controlled water to the interfaces for further treatment, re-use or release.