Thomas, Isabelle Kleine-Ausberg and Nicole Algra (left to right) run the family company in the second generation. On the picture with company founder Gertrud Algra (on the right).
Food Lovers for over 40 years
A push towards innovation, the cohesion of the family, and a lot of perseverance and diligence marked the beginning of the company. alco was founded in Bad Iburg in 1977 based on the idea from Heinz and Gertrud Algra and started off as the general German distributor for a Dutch machine manufacturer. In 1995, we started producing food processing machines on our own and have extended our portfolio one machine at a time ever since. What was once a small office has meanwhile become a large company headquarter, and we’ve rapidly grown in recent years. One thing, however, has remained the same: our aspiration to make the best machines of the industry.
You can find out more about our development in our anniversary brochure.
Application Technology Center
Individual machines for your product
At our highly modern application technology center, we’ll test machines and lines for you under production conditions. Here, our specially trained technicians and product advisors will develop new products, production processes, or applications with you. See for yourself and schedule an appointment with us!
There’s no sure-fire recipe for your ideas – let’s develop a solution together!
Let us find out how we put your ideas in practice the best possible way. Our project managers will advise you on appropriate production lines and every possibility on customizing our machines the way you like it.