In September 2014, we were acquired by Graco Inc – a global specialist in fluid handling solutions, based in Minneapolis, USA.
The acquisition was one of mutual benefit, with Graco enhancing their presence in the oil and gas industry, whilst Alco retains its own identity however it has now been given the scalability to take it to the next level.
Graco has built a reputation for investing in long-term assets to generate growth in their group businesses – even during downturns like the one currently affecting the oil and gas industry.
Within our first three years as part of Graco, their philosophy has seen us move to a purpose-built, state of the art manufacturing facility, invest heavily in specialist CNC milling machinery, and continue to recruit, train and retain new apprentices and placement students within the business.
We are confident that in the coming years, we will see continued success for ourselves and the wider Graco group.