ACO Marine triples production of wastewater treatment systems

ACO Marine triples production of wastewater treatment systems
 

ACO Marine, supplier of ship sanitation solutions, plans to triple production at its Pribyslav plant in the Czech Republic to meet increased demand for its stainless-steel wastewater treatment products.

The company’s advanced Maripur NF sewage treatment plant has risen in demand, particularly from river cruise vessels. A number of retrofit orders for 2019 have already been booked according to ACO Marine.

Managing director of ACO Marine, Mark Beavis, explained: “To meet this increasing demand, we will expand our Pribyslav facility and bring production of all of our stainless-steel products under one roof. The expanded assembly hall will allow us to triple our stainless-steel production capabilities, and thus keep up with growing demand from across the marine industry.”

The development is part of the wider reorganisation and expansion of parent company ACO Group’s logistics centre in the Czech Republic, which Mr Beavis says will “bring greater benefits to the efficiency of the whole operation.”

The expansion of Pribyslav plant follows the opening of a new MENA (Middle East and North Africa) marine sales and service operation at ACO Marine’s facility in Dubai.

ACO Marine’s business development manager, MENA Region, Raduan Al-Kheir, said: “A significant part of our business is the design and manufacturer of high-end, stainless-steel wastewater treatment plants for super and mega-yachts. Many are owned by UAE residents who like to keep their vessels in their home region, so it is important for us to provide our customers with the aftersales care and support they need. Dubai is an important centre for both local and visiting yachts.”

The service centre will also provide a testing ground for ACO Marine’s new Maripur NF membrane cleaning service, developed to help reduce operational and maintenance costs.  While the mega-yacht sector will be an early beneficiary, the new service will be rolled out to other marine industry sectors later this year.