At alco, we have been passionate about food for over four decades.

Our journey began in 1977 in Bad Iburg, inspired by the vision of Heinz and Gertrud Algra. Initially, we started as the general German distributor for a Dutch machine manufacturer, but in 1995, we took a bold step and started manufacturing our own food processing machines. Since then, we have been gradually expanding our portfolio, introducing one exceptional machine at a time.

What started as a small office has now transformed into a thriving and dynamic company. Over the years, we have experienced significant growth, but one thing has always remained constant: our unwavering commitment to crafting the best machines in the industry. Our dedication to innovation drives us forward, ensuring that we continuously deliver cutting-edge solutions to our customers.

From 1995 to 2022, the second generation of the family, including Nicole Algra, Thomas, and Isabelle Kleine-Ausberg, successfully led the company. However, on July 1, 2022, a significant milestone was achieved as alco joined forces with the JBT Corporation. This strategic partnership with JBT enables us to further enhance our dynamism and customer-centric approach in both regional and global food processing markets. By combining our technologies, we offer a unique and compelling value proposition to our esteemed customers.

Together with JBT, we are poised to drive even greater innovation, expand our market reach, and deliver unparalleled customer experiences. Our shared expertise and resources allow us to stay at the forefront of the ever-evolving food processing industry, ensuring that we continue to provide our customers with the most advanced and efficient solutions available.

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