ACO Building Drainage Product Launch 2019

Every year, ACO Building Drainage launches innovative additions to its product portfolio which improve the performance of its products and systems. This year is no exception and we’re pleased to announce the introduction of new design features which make our products even easier to install and to integrate with flooring systems.

The new ACO gully 157 with round top, revised L-profile edge, a brand new channel stabilizing set is now available along with a new kerb PB plain 100 mm high variant.

Read more about this year's product launch

Craft Brewers Conference 2019

On April 8-11, 2019, you can find us at Craft Brewers Conference, booth 22071.

Learn more

Eric Partington on advantages of becoming EHEDG member

A leading metallurgist with over 40 years’ experience in food and drinks manufacturing, Eric talks about the role of EHEDG in supporting food and drinks manufacturing, the benefits of membership and the different ways in which people can become involved with the organisation. To learn more, watch the video below.

Learn more

Hein Timmerman on CIP, cleanability and the role of drainage

In our video interview, we asked Hein about the importance of hygienic design in CIP systems, cleanability and the role of drainage. Watch the video below to learn more.

Learn more

Professor John Holah on Factory design, drainage and pathogen control

In our latest video, we talked to Dr Holah about the important role drainage, factory design and infrastructure play in pathogen control. Watch the full interview below to learn more.

Learn more

Collin Dennis on Integral food safety system

In our latest video interview, Colin talks about the role of hygienic design in food and beverage manufacturing, highlights the importance of taking a holistic, factory-wide approach and explains why hygienic design is fundamental to food safety.

Learn more

ACO launches new hygienically designed kerb products

ACO is continuing to help food and beverage manufacturers to put hygiene first with the launch of a new hygienic kerb. Designed to protect walls from damage caused by impacts from machinery and site traffic, the new kerb design enables factory operators to eliminate water ingress into factory walls, helps prevent cross contamination between different factory areas and aids cleaning.

Learn more

Learn more about our new frameless ladder grating

ACO has introduced a frameless ladder grating, the only grating on the market which aids maintenance and cleanability. The new grating combines an open-sided design with high slip resistance to classification R11 (DIN 51130) and is one of five new products which ACO has introduced to its hygienically designed drainage portfolio this year.

Learn more

ACO launches extended vertical edge & PUR edge infill

A new extended vertical edge, for use with floor tiles that are 18mm deep, and a PUR Infill for use in areas with a medium traffic load are now available from ACO. The new products are the latest in a series introduced by ACO this year.

Learn more

ACO launches unique L-shape hygienic box channel

ACO has become the first drainage provider to offer a longitudinally sloped drainage solution with the launch of the industry’s first L-shaped hygienic box channel. Designed specifically for use in hygiene sensitive environments, the channel has both a transversal and longitudinal slope down its entire length which means it can be completely and fully drained, and the risk of any standing water remaining in the channel is eliminated.

Learn more

ACO launches high capacity drainage solutions

ACO has launched a high capacity gully and box channel - two high capacity drainage solutions which are designed specifically for use in applications which have extended flow rates and high retention capacities.

Learn more

Upgrading your drainage to match your improved production capabilities

At ACO we are committed to helping the food and beverage drinks industry put HygieneFirst. We have extensive experience of working with leading manufacturers and last year alone conducted numerous drainage system assessments with some of world’s largest food and beverage companies. This blog is the first of a series of articles we’re drafting to highlight some of the common issues faced when it comes to optimising drainage performance and to share our best practice solutions to them.

Learn more

The Secret of our Success

As ACO Industries celebrates its 25th year in Pribyslav in the Czech Republic, we look at why the business has become a leading drainage provider.

Learn more

Floor-drainage connection: What the latest research tells us

Reflecting its commitment to putting HygieneFirst, ACO joined forces with leading flooring manufacturer Sika to conduct research into floor-drainage connections and the implications for system specification. Here Jakub Konopac of ACO Industrial Drainage gives an overview of the three-year research project and its key findings.

Learn more

The ´prerequisites´ for high performance drainage

Our Head of Key Account Management for Food & Beverage, Brett Ira, provides an overview of the key specification considerations – what ACO call ‘prerequisites’- for the delivery of high performance drainage systems in food and drink manufacturing.

Learn more

ACO´s commitment to research-led product development

ACO invests heavily in ongoing research and development with leading academic experts, end users and suppliers. Here we talk to Segment Development Manager Michal Bačkovský about what drives this ongoing investment and the benefits of it for specifiers and end users.

Learn more

New connection helps installers to put HygieneFirst

ACO has developed a new connection method to enable installers to hygienically weld together six metre sections of drainage channel on site. The new welded connection technique is perfect for use in hygienically sensitive applications including food and drink manufacture.

Learn more

ACO launches unique extra-deep channel

ACO has introduced a hygienically designed extra-deep drainage channel. The new channel design provides extended flow rates and higher retention capacities than existing channel solutions, making it perfect for use in breweries, soft drinks manufacturing facilities and any application which has to process high volumes of water. Available as a bespoke engineered solution , ACO‘s extra-deep channel is available in depths of up to 360mm.

Learn more

New odour proof gully cover puts HygieneFirst

ACO has introduced a new hygienic gully cover, one of several new products being added to its range of hygienically designed drainage.

Learn more

ACO launches new hygienic slot cover

ACO has introduced a new slot cover design – one of four new products the company is adding to its range of hygienically designed drainage. The latest addition to the ACO gratings range, delivers multiple operational benefits and is particularly well suited for use in meat processing facilities.

Learn more

Market potential in roof drainage and in ACO pipe

With a long-standing reputation for developing complex drainage systems for both internal and external applications, ACO now offers a complete roof drainage system.

Learn more

Welded pipes vs. socketed pipes in case of an earthquake

Is there a risk of pipe deterioration during earthquake by transversal forces? Earthquakes pose a severe threat to any pipe systems. They have caused vast amounts of damage, including ruptures and leaks to any kitchen and food processing environments pipelines and distribution systems, ultimately leading to high repair costs and hygienic risks. This has had profound economic and environmental effects on the business.

Learn more

ACO hosts first EHEDG training event in China

Representatives of leading drainage company ACO assited to host the first EHEDG training to take place in China. Held at Shanghai Ocean University Food Science & Technology College, the EHEDG training day included sessions from Knuth Lorenzen, Dr.Barry Yang EHEDG Taiwan Section Chairman, Director of Taiwan Food Industry Research and Development Instituteand Mrs. Hui Zhang Unilever, Group Quality Excellence, Hygienic Processing and was co-hosted by the CIFST.

Learn more

Does a reliable floor–drainage connection exist?

The short answer to this question is yes - a three year study and research program has been finalized to create a best practice guideline for processing facility operators to use when specifying safe, hygienically designed floor-drainage connections.

Learn more

New research shows hygienic design improves cleanability

Leading industrial drainage company ACO and independent research institute Fraunhofer IVV Dresden has announced the findings of a new research study commissioned to evaluate the effect the use of hygienic design has on the spray cleanability of drainage systems.

Learn more

Optimising hygienic performance with drainage design I

In our latest HygieneFirst Showcase article our Key Account Manager, Brett Ira, highlights some of the key factors to consider when specifying hygienic drainage for food processing environments.

Learn more

Optimising hygienic performance with drainage design II

Hygienically designed drainage has an important role to play in optimising hygiene in any food processing environment but how do you ensure it continues to be hygienic and how do you know if it’s performing as well as it should be? In our latest HygieneFirst Showcase article, ACO Key Account Manager, Brett Ira, provides some best practice guidance.

Learn more

ACO Thought Leader Feature

WHEN IT COMES TO FOOD MANUFACTURING, DRAINAGE MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE In the first of our Thought Leader features, Andy Buchan - Divisional Managing Director for UK-based ACO Building Drainage - explains why drainage should be such a key consideration for food and drink manufacturers, and why when it comes to hygiene the detail can make all the difference.

Learn more

Is your drainage hygienic enough to ensure you have a clean, hygienic environment?

Silvana Chaves of consultancy ‘MC&SC Compartilhar’ gives her views on ACO Brazil’s recent event regarding hygienic drainage and explains how it changed her understanding of what’s required in food processing environments.

Learn more

Drainage protection at its best

As part of the ongoing development of its HygieneFirst philosophy, ACO has launched a range of ACO protective covers. Designed to make installation of ACO drainage systems as easy as possible, the covers protect drainage systems from damage and maximise on-site safety for construction workers.

Learn more

Why ACO ladder gratings help put hygiene first

The ACO ladder grating is one of our most popular products and its distinctive design is now recognized by our customers all over the world.

Learn more

Hygienic design & Drainage: The key things every food company needs to know

At ACO we’re committed to designing and manufacturing drainage that delivers the ultimate in hygienic performance. We’re a long-standing member of the European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG), are the first company to incorporate the hygienic design principles that are normally reserved for food contact equipment into our product designs and our ongoing collaboration with leading research bodies, end users, other industry suppliers and leading academics keeps up to date with the very latest best practice.

Learn more

Why drainage matters?

We at ACO are committed to ultimate hygienic performance. We believe drainage matters and can play critical role in overall food safety.

Learn more

Below-sink grease separator now available

ACO has launched its AGT-40 grease trap – a below-sink grease trap which can be used in commercial kitchens and other foodservice establishments where space is limited and internal pipework needs to be protected.

Learn more

An interview with FCSI consultant, Mr. Cernigoj

In our latest blog, we interview FCSI consultant Mr Cernigoj about his role as a foodservice consultant, the importance of drainage and flooring, and his experience of working with ACO.

Learn more

Cleaning & drainage design: How they help to ensure commercial kitchens always put HygieneFirst

Drainage undoubtedly has an important role to play in the safe and efficient operation of a commercial kitchen and yet the benefits good drainage design can bring in relation to cleaning are often overlooked.

Learn more

ACO ShowerDrain E+ floor-flush shower channel: Suitable for areas with water exposure class W3-I

The award-winning ACO ShowerDrain floor-flush range has been a permanent feature of barrier-free bathrooms for years. The new premium model - ACO ShowerDrain E+ - meets the requirement for the highest water exposure class W3-I and is suitable for use in sports, leisure and industrial facilities with the highest water exposure.

Learn more

Shower channel assembly quicker, simpler and better than ever before: The new ACO ShowerFloor floor system

With the ACO ShowerFloor floor system, the drainage specialist ACO Building Drainage has developed a solution for the installation of floor-flush shower channels which makes the disadvantages of conventional methods - shower tray, shower board with integrated channel, and"stand-alone" shower channel - a thing of the past. At SHK 2018, ACO Building Drainage will present the second generation of the system with numerous improvements which simplify and accelerate workflow further.

Learn more

Integrated overall solution: The new LipuSmart grease separator from ACO Building Drainage

ACO Building Drainage’s ‘ACO LipuSmart’ grease separation system integrates the functions of grease separation, sampling, drainage using a lifting plant, and a control system into one product.

Learn more

Floor-flush shower channels: What is valid as a consideration with planning, selection and installation

A floor-flush solution for the drainage of the shower area is often the first choice when a bathroom is newly built or renovated. A floor-flush shower channel is part of a barrier-free bathroom and in some countries can be eligible for funding – in Germany the state-owned KfW Bank provides funding. Detailed information is available at www.kfw-foerderbank.de.

Learn more

Technical planning advantages - grease separator and lifting plant with a common vent stack

Part 2 of 3: The innovative LipuSmart vent stack all-in-one solution from ACO Building Drainage. ACO Building Drainage’s innovative ‘LipuSmart’ grease separation system integrates the functions of grease separation, sampling, drainage using a lifting plant, and a control system into one product. Designed to simplify system planning , set-up, operation and maintenance, ACO LipuSmart eliminates the need to combine and coordinate several technical and/or technological components in a time-consuming (and error-prone) way and is an innovative solution which combines powerful separator and pump technologies with comfort and safety.

Learn more

Fat layer thickness measurement: Automated data transmission and alarming with the GSM module from ACO Building Drainage

The 130-tonne ‘fatberg’ found in London’s sewers in September 2017 demonstrates how fat residues and deposits can cause issues within the public sewer system. Even though London’s fatberg has since been removed – and may even be turned into biofuel – prevention is always a better option than having to remove fatbergs from the sewer network. Modern solutions such as the GSM module from ACO Building Drainage help by making the inspection and maintenance of grease separators, lifting plants, backflow stops and process engineering systems a much simpler and quicker process.

Learn more

Complex is now simple: LipuSmart from ACO Building Drainage

Part 1 of 3: The complete system control for the all-in-one solution for grease separators and lifting plants ACO Building Drainage has launched ‘ACO LipuSmart’ – a grease separation system which integrates the functions of grease separation, sampling, drainage using a lifting plant, and a control system into one product.

Learn more

The answer to new challenges: The new ACO Passavant flat roof gully

ACO Building Drainage has launched the new ACO Passavant flat roof gully range - a newly developed range of flat-roof cast iron gullies designed for use with modern gravity drainage systems. The effects and influence of climate change and increasingly extreme weather events, mean roofs are now required to fulfil numerous functions including the retention of rainwater to protect overloaded sewer systems and the enhancement of the urban climate during dry periods. The new ACO Passavant flat roof gully has been designed specifically for use with gravity drainage in flat roof applications and fulfils the new and stricter requirements for roof drainage.

Learn more

The new ACO Jet parapet drain made of stainless steel

Parapet drainage is an external drainage system with the advantage that the roof sealing membrane does not have to be penetrated during installation. As long as it’s possible to route the water to a floodable surface without damage, parapet drainage is also the first choice for emergency drainage applications.

Learn more

Updated DIN 4040-100: New requirements for grease separators

Published in December 2016, the new version of DIN 4040, Part 100 replaces the previous version, dated December 2004. DIN 4040-100 applies to grease separator systems manufactured in accordance with DIN EN 1825, Parts 1 and 2, and contains additional requirements and provisions for planning, operation and maintenance. As a result, it impacts upon the specification and installation of grease separators, related lifting plants and connecting pipework. Alexander Leser, Product Manager at drainage specialist ACO Building Drainage, explains the effects of the innovations.

Learn more

Linear, Piano and Signature: Three new design gratings for ACO ShowerDrain channels

The award-winning ACO ShowerDrain product family has been extended with the launch of three new grating designs. Launched by drainage specialist ACO Building Drainage, the new gratings enable designers and end users to create modern, premium bathroom designs.

Learn more

New bathroom designer from ACO Building Drainage

ACO’s new bathroom configurator makes shower channel selection a quick and easy process. Designed by leading shower drainage manufacturer ACO to help specifiers and end users choose their ideal shower channel design, the configurator enables customers to see how different shower channels will look in-situ.

Learn more

The system for odour neutralisation in grease separators

Malodorous fatty acids are produced by microbial degradation processes in grease separators,. High vapour pressure and low boiling temperatures allow them to transfer from water to gas. The prescribed ventilation of the grease separators via the roof and the requirement to empty them at least once a month mean that unpleasant odours are released into the environment. A big problem both for the catering businesses themselves, as well as for the guests and residents in the vicinity. Odour neutralisation is hereby the solution. ACO Building Drainage has developed a fully automatic system for this purpose.

Learn more

Grease separation for the hotel industry

Regulations regarding the amount of grease contained in waste water entering the sewer system are often the most common reason why hotels choose to separate fats, oils and grease (FOG) but hoteliers should also be aware that FOG has the potential to cause serious damage to the reputation of the hotel. When solidified grease accumulates over time in pipework, it can flood a hotel’s premises with waste water that has either backed up in a blocked pipe or come from a ruptured pipe as a result of this issue - a costly mishap that can put any hotel out of business for a long period of time.

Learn more

The FCSI Consultant’s view...

FCSI Consultant Duncan Hepburn explains why drainage and flooring have a crucial role to play when it comes to optimising hygiene in a commercial kitchen environment.

Learn more

TOP