I.C.E – Innovate. Collaborate. Expand.
At Acco our mission is to deliver innovative specialty material handling solutions in collaboration with our customers to expand our positive impact on the industrial world.
Our demonstrated product safety, quality and durability is best in market.
We create customized solutions that solve the most complex customer challenges.
Our team of experts is the most responsive in the industry to personally address customer needs.
We provide the highest performing parts support in the industry.
Our understanding and expertise in end use applications drives new business to our dealers.
We help people move things. We increase productivity and safeguard lives in manufacturing, warehouse and plant operations by configuring specialized equipment that moves materials seamlessly.
HistoryWith a long list of companies and technologies acquired over the years, Acco Material Handling Solutions has earned a reputation for producing high quality, long-lasting products for the industrial material handling world. With expertise in design and engineering, you can rely on Acco to develop customized solutions to meet your specialized needs for any application. Acco Material Handling Solutions...We Keep Industry Moving.
Weed Chain Tire Grip Company established in New York City
In 1904, a man by the name of Harold D. Weed was issued a patented for his “Grip-Tread Pneumatic Tires” invention. Weed soon went on to found the Weed Chain Tire Grip Company – the first business in the world to sell non-skid tire chain suitable for people to safely drive on hazardous road conditions, such as mud and ice.
American Chain Company Formed
In 1912, Walter B. Lashar formed the American Chain Company, which had acquired the assets of the Weed Chain Tire Grip Company and the weedless chain business of Oneida Community Ltd. Over the next several years, other companies acquired included Dominion Chain Company Ltd. (1913), Parsons Chain Company Ltd. (1915), and Page Fence, Page Welding and Reading Steel Casting (1920).
Princess Street Facilities Are Built
Greater manufacturing facilities were required as Acco continued to grow and acquire more companies. The new plant was built in York, PA adjacent to the Ness Chain Manufacturing Company, which at the time was acquired by American Chain Company (Acco).
Wright Manufacturing Company Acquired
It was in 1928 when Wright® Cranes & Hoists became a division of Acco MHS and operations were moved from Lisbon, OH to York, PA.
Acco Acquires Louden® & Mansaver®
The Louden® Machinery Company was founded in 1867 by Willam Louden. Over the years, the company developed new equipment and track systems to assist in most industrial applications. The company was purchased by Acco in 1965 and continues to be the leader in overhead monorail patented track systems.
Acco also purchased Mansaver in 1965, and relocated the product line into the Wright Hoist & Crane manufacturing facilities in York, Pa. Within two (2) years after Acco purchased Mansaver the product line orders entered had doubled from the best 12 month booking period out of the past 42 years of existence while located in New Haven, Connecticut.
Acco Acquires Vac-U-Lift
In April 1972, Acco purchases Vac-U-Lift from the Lear Siegler Corporation. During 1972, Vac-U-Lift and Mansaver were combined to form Acco’s Industrial Lifters Division.
Acco Plant and Offices Relocate
In 1987, the Acco Products Division of the Material Handling Group was consolidated with its sister company the Acco American Chain Division. The York sales, administrative offices and manufacturing operations moved to 76 Acco Drive, where Acco Material Handling Solutions resides today.
Trambeam® Acquired By Acco
The Trambeam® Corporation was acquired by Acco in 2003. Similar to that of Louden® patented track, Trambeam is manufacturing in Acco’s Attalla, Alabama plant.
Nutting Carts & Trailers Acquired by Acco
Nutting® carts and trailers were acquired by Acco in 2006. As a key component in the material handling industry, Nutting has proven to be a huge asset to Acco and continues to produce high-quality, highly-engineered carts and trailers.
For more than 150 years, Acco team members have created a value proposition of world class support for our high-quality, highly-engineered products. We are made up of professionals ranging in capabilities and expertise in design, engineering, supply chain management and logistics, sales, marketing and business management and finance. We are committed to a standard of conducting business at the greatest levels of integrity, ethics and excellence.
Enjoy learning about our exceptional team as we all continue to reach out mission…Innovate. Collaborate. Expand.
Acco Material Handling Solutions is looking for exceptional individuals to join our industry-leading team of professionals. Our mission is to deliver innovative specialty material handling solutions in collaboration with our customers to expand our positive impact on the industrial world. If you are interested in learning about our ever-growing business, we look forward to hearing from you! Acco keeps industry moving. Join the movement!