ACL review 2020: growth and looking ahead in challenging times

"ACL increased its sales and profits significantly in 2020. After an excellent year in 2019 with 28% growth in sales and production, ACL delivered further sales growth and profit in 2020 due to the increased demand for digitization in hospitals with our product lines OR-PC®, OR-MD® and ACL OR-CONSOLE®. The success was achieved despite dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and with cancellation of trade fairs which traditionally are significant marketing opportunities." said owner and CEO of ACL, Thomas Wollesky.

ACL Review 2020

OR-PC®, OR-MD®, OR-PC® Box, OR-PC® Box Mini and Bedside Terminal

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 Latest mobile cart technologies with OR-PC® or OR-PC® 24 Hot Swap Battery

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solar system on the roof at the ACL headquarters in Leipzig

3 strong core product lines OR-PC®, OR-MD® and ACL OR-CONSOLE®

Our growth is international and divided into our core product lines OR-PC® as medical all-in-one PC for use in intensive care units and IMC, the ACL OR-CONSOLE® for in-wall visualization in the OR, the OR-MD® line as surgical monitors in the operating theater for the visualization and storage of medical image and video data, and in addition through bedside entertainment systems and a combined mobile OR-PC® cart solution for use in telemedicine. With development and production in Germany, sales and service locations in the USA and Asia as well as over 40 distributors worldwide, we offer our special medical IT hardware solutions that can be individually customized in a variety and number of display sizes ranging from 10" to 85" and in different performance levels. Medical IT hardware has been at our core for 25 years. Therefore, ACL has extensive knowledge and a good reputation for the design, regulation and manufacture of systems required in hospitals worldwide.

In 2020, it was a honor to provide ACL products to our highly valued customers: Europe’s biggest Hospital Charité Berlin and many other University Clinics in Germany;  Karolinska University Hospital Stockholm, Sweden;  University Hospital Oslo, Norway; Siriraj Hospital Bangkok, Thailand; The No. 10 People's Hospital Shanghai, China; Sklifosovsky Institute Moscow, Russia; Bambino Gesù Roma, Italy; Gesundheitsverband Vienna, Austria;  Southampton General Hospital, UK; Hospitals of NSW Health, Australia; Riyadh Military Hospital, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia or Apollo Hospitals Bangalore, India.

"Looking back on the last year, we are very proud of the fact that we can react quickly and be extremely flexible in our production options to meet customer requests, and thus to be able to make our small contribution in the fight against the pandemic." said Vice President Sales and Marketing of ACL, Maik Kränkel, "Furthermore, ACL increased its sales and service hubs in the USA and Asia while new product lines as well as raise up its growing ACL OR-CONSOLE® for visualization of all needed software and video management solutions in the OR and ICU."

Customzied IT hardware through climate-friendly production in Germany

Since 1997, ACL has been developing and manufacturing optimized IT hardware in Germany, such as Medical Grade OR-PC®'s for use in the medical sector that meets the special requirements in hygiene-critical areas. Our intelligent solutions set trends and we are always a step ahead of the competition. Those who use ACL products receive the highest stringent reliability in tough routine operations, outstanding quality, durability and ergonomics. The pursuit of innovation at the highest technical standards and the realisation of your individual wishes is our incentive to always deliver excellent products.

All ACL OR-PC® have a sturdy aluminium housing, which supports the highest performance re­quirements in 24/7 routine operation for passive cooled, maintenance free and fanless IT hardware. Moreover, the material is completely recyclable and can be repeatedly returned for material recycle without loss of value or quality. The manufacturing process is done environmentally friendly, as our production is powered by our own solar energy on the way to a climate neutral manufacturing process.

"We see also in 2021 a growing customer demand for our products and we are highly specialized in the design and production of customer focused IT hardware with all production steps internally in our German factory." said Jens Bieler, Head of Project Management, "Highly customized OEM products integrated with the latest technologies, we kindly provide to medical software and device manufacturers.“

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Thank you for 2020

"Finally, we would like to thank all our customers, distributors, OEM partners, friends and all ACL employees and suppliers worldwide. We wish all a great start to 2021! Our ACL team hopes to meet you in person at the events and trade shows such as CMEF, DMEA, HIMSS, MEDICA and Arab Health this year and as long as we can't meet this way, ACL is here for you at!"