ACS was founded in 2008 by Romualdo Salcedo (CTO) - Professor at Faculdade de Engenharia da Univerdade do Porto (FEUP) and by Pedro Araújo (CEO), Industrial Engineer from FEUP and MBA from the Lisbon MBA, with the financial support of Armilar Venture Partners SCR
The founders thank the contribution of the CoHitec program, promoted by Cotec – a Portuguese institutional innovation association, for the elaboration of the first business plan, the establishment of the company and capital raise.
Back in 2008, Romualdo’s prototypes had been working for years without any maintenance in the cork and wood industries for particulate emission control in biomass boilers and complying with strict emission limits. These good results, together with many satisfied customers led the founders to establish ACS, aiming to bring cyclones to the whole world.
With an international focus and diverse application fields, ACS is the only company worldwide exclusively dedicated to cyclone systems and uses this technologic platform to solve particle separation problems in several industries.
Presently, ACS has 15 employees in Portugal and 3 in Brazil but presenting a strong network of agents and representatives worldwide. ACS fulfilled over 350 successful installations in 37 countries.