Leading-edge foundry technology, strongly rooted in the heart of Europe
Specialising in iron castings, ACO Guss GmbH is one of Europe's leading foundries, looking back on a long foundry tradition that has given us a great deal of knowhow. Founded in 1898 under the name of “Guss- und Armaturenwerk”, the Kaiserslautern plant has since 1997 been part of the internationally operating ACO Group, a strong and healthy family-owned enterprise.
Since that time, ACO Guss GmbH has continuously expanded into a high-technology production facility with a current melting capacity of some 75,000 tons per year.
At the Kaiserslautern site, around 240 motivated and qualified employees produce sophisticated, customised castings of all material grades on our moulding line as well as concast iron of the ACO Eurobar® brand on our continuous casting lines.
The ACO Guss philosophy: developing – casting – machining – service
Together with its national and international subsidiaries and sales companies, ACO Guss GmbH strives to collaborate with its customers in a spirit of partnership.
Together with our customers we develope ideas and translate them into customised products and we remain their reliable consultants even beyond the product itself, offering comprehensive service and support. Consistently expanding our subsidiaries and sales companies, we assure competent support in each region, quick delivery, and the availability of a wide range of products of proven ACO Guss and ACO Eurobar® concast quality across Europe.
Modern foundry operations protect resources and the environment
Ecology and sustainability are playing a more and more important role for ACO Guss GmbH. Being careful with resources and the environment in production is of great importance to us. This is one of the reasons why we in Kaiserslautern continuously invest in modernising our facilities and optimising our processes.
Thanks to our recent certification under ISO 50001 and our energy management system, we have for example increased the energy efficiency of our enterprise, reducing both our energy consumption and our CO2 emissions.
We pursue the same objective in developing innovative materials such as, for instance, our new ductile-iron grade with high silicon content. Because of its lower weight, it is an obvious alternative to steel, which makes it highly interesting against the background of the current discussion about lightweight construction and weight minimisation to reduce CO2 emissions. Moreover, ductile cast iron is 100% recyclable, which makes it an ideal material for 'green' technology.
A powerful subsidiary: ACO Eurobar – the continuous casting specialist
Forming part of ACO Guss GmbH, ACO Eurobar GmbH has for years been selling quality concast iron across Europe under the brand name of ACO Eurobar®. Thanks to continued investments in leading-edge system technology, the company is able to supply classical as-cast strands as well as pre-machined concast iron.
In conformance with its own factory standard and technical documentation, ACO Eurobar sells top-quality grey and nodular concast iron, guided by DIN EN 16482. The company specialises in turning, milling, drilling, and sawing ACO Eurobar® quality concast iron.