ACO has completed the £13 million expansion of its manufacturing site in the UK. A new warehouse and yard have been introduced, while a fifth production line has been added to the manufacturing facility to aid growing demand for products.
The completion of the first phase will see ACO increase the number of products it can hold on-site, allowing it to respond to customer needs more efficiently. The expansion also means ACO is reducing its need for third-party storage and transportation of its products, helping it to reduce carbon emissions and become more sustainable.
Mike Simpson Lane, Group Managing Director at ACO Technologies plc, said: “When we started work on our site development, it was important that it wasn’t just a commercial development. Instead, we wanted to ensure it was a habitat sensitive site, which cares for the surrounding environment and water, and meets our Habitat Matters philosophy.
“As a business, we have shown that businesses can expand their facilities and make a positive impact on the surrounding environment, but this is just the beginning. We will be taking the learnings from our own development and use them to help inform developers, architects and planners on how they can achieve similar results for future works.”
A fifth production line to its existing manufacturing facility has also been introduced, which will significantly increase ACO’s capacity to meet rising demand for its leading drainage and water management products. Crucially, the new line will also aid the company’s continued commitment to innovate new products in line with the needs of planning authorities, and allows ACO to respond to the effects of climate change in relation to water management.