Aquatic Control Engineering Ltd.
Formed in 1995, Aquatic Control Engineering have extensive experience in the supply and installation of specialist equipment for the water industry. We offer a comprehensive portfolio of equipment and services. From first inception through to delivery. ACE offer tailored packages to suit our customer requirements. The Aquatic Control Engineering product portfolio includes an array of equipment for virtually all elements of the water industry, including penstocks, flap valves, Wastops and a multitude of other items. We offer a wide range of standard equipment, some of which is available from stock, as well as continually providing tailored solutions and bespoke designs for specific requirements.
Aquatic Control Engineering Ltd (ACE), formed in September 1995, was established to provide the latest Dutch Water Flow Control Innovations into the UK and Irish marketplace. These products were manufactured at KWT, Holland using High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), a plastic which is less expensive, more lightweight and robust than common materials such as cast iron and timber. Today this material is a proven and widely adopted concept in water flow control devices yet the reputation of ACE as the market innovator has remained. Investing heavily into research, design and development ACE providing a holistic solution to water flow control projects throughout the UK and have become market leaders in this area. In addition ACE now represent a large product range including Bosman Wind Pumps, Berkenheger, Habbig, WaStop Check Valves and ACE's own Slide Flood Barriers as master distributors for the UK/Ireland.
For 15 years business has been increasing and our team has grown to include an established range of services from design, project management, early contractor involvement, installation, commissioning and much much more. Our large and loyal customer base rely on ACE for repeated high standards of installation on time and to schedule.
But We Haven't Stopped There!
Five years ago the increasing effect of the EU Water Framework Directive meant that our structures needed to carefully consider the impact on the migration of Eels, Elvers and coarse fish species including Salmonids. Providing the two elements as a package has allowed ACE to provide more cost effective solutions to its customers and to help with the balance of ecological and environmental benefit over risk from flooding and commercial need. We currently have staff training with fisheries experts for recognised qualifications in this field and an Environmental Scientist who work closely with Universities, nature groups and charities to continue efforts in water flow control product development with minimal environmental impact. ACE are proud to now represent FishFlow Innovations in Holland in addition to our UK designed and manufactured fish and elver pass range.
What About the Future?
Good Question! ACE have always striven to provide the latest innovations in water flow control and are frequently the market leaders, as are our suppliers. This allows us to offer a wealth of knowledge, research, design and development that rivals all our competitors. We aim to continue this knowledge base acting not only as supplier of quality products and services but a knowledge centre for the industry.
Our product range falls into 6 main groups.
- Penstocks– Adjustable control of water flow
- Non return valves– Flapvalves and the Wastop® check valve
- Water Level Management– Equipment such as tilting weirs, stoplogs and flood gates.
- Fish and Eel Preservation– Fish and eel passage equipment.
- Pumping Systems– Archimedes, Axial and Wind powered pumps
- Waterway Maintenance– Cutting, clearing and cleaning machinery.
ACE partner Europe’s leading specialist manufacturers to offer a unique one-stop supply chain. ACE work to a full suite of quality management systems including ISO9001, 18001 and 14001. For more information please see our suppliers and our corporate information.
ACE also work to a set of INSPIRES values. The word in itself summing up our company ethos;
- I-Innovation- Promote forward thinking and improvement
- N-Nature- Do no harm, and to promote conservation
- S-Safety- Work safely, protecting both people and their environment
- P-Passion- Work with enthusiasm, going the extra mile
- I-Integrity- Stick to our promises, even when challenging
- R-Respect- Show respect to people and places
- E-Empowerment- Allow open exchange of ideas, give ownership
- S-Sustainability- Maintain a balance that ensures continual environmental, practical and financial strength
Since ACE’s formation, the company has established a well known and proven product range. Originally pioneering Dutch-manufactured water flow control equipment (such as penstocks and flapvalves) manufactured in HDPE and Stainless Steel 316. The equipment was developed as an alternative to traditionally used Cast Iron and Timber products. The aim is to reduce maintenance, improve safety during installation and increase operational efficiency. Our core range of Penstocks and Non-return valves has now become the norm throughout the UK. This has lead to additions to our portfolio such as other water level management equipment, fish friendly products and pump technology along with a suite of site services.
For over 2 decades, ACE have collaborated with our customers, increasing our dedicated team in numbers to provide tailored packages both large and small. We still offer a friendly, personal service, but have the capability to carry out turnkey projects. This includes bespoke design, installation using our full-time site team and project management (including full CDM co-ordination).
To ensure optimum performance of many of our installed structures, we also have a long-standing range of Waterway Maintenance equipment. Ensuring vegetation debris is cleared from watercourses and riverbanks. This includes floating plant such as weed boats and weed harvesters, long reach machines including the Berky Trac and Hooby, and tree grip cutters and hedge clearing equipment.