AMBITION AND INNOVATION STRATEGY
The ACA Group works on innovation in a sustainable logic and in partnership with major international players in the construction, waste management and transformation, water management and treatment, and electrical facilities sectors. Additionally, it collaborates with universities, collaborative laboratories, and research and technological development centers. As an integral part of project development in the fields of circular economy, construction 4.0, lean methodologies, digital transformation, safety, smart cities, and smart grids, among other domains, the ACA Group has been investing in innovation as a driving force for building a sustainable future economically and environmentally.
MACRO STRATEGIC AXES OF INNOVATION
IMPLEMENTATION OF AN INNOVATION CULTURE
DEVELOPMENT OF INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM
INNOVATION ALONG THE VALUE CHAIN
PROCESS & PRODUCT INNOVATION
AWARDS & CERTIFICATIONS
COTEC INNOVATOR STATUS
Alberto Couto Alves, S.A. has once again been recognized as an innovative company by COTEC, for the second consecutive year (2022 and 2023). This significant initiative is a partnership between COTEC Portugal and major banks in the sector, promoting visibility and adding value to the awarded business brands in the market. The public recognition of innovation and competitiveness that characterize ACA, S.A. is the result of teamwork in the production and shared services areas of the ACA Group.
The ACA Group is committed to leading the way in the field of innovation, adopting best management practices, especially in the area of research and development. With this in mind, it took another important step by obtaining certification in the NP 4457:2021 standard - Management of Research, Development, and Innovation. This system ensures that research and development activities are based on a continuous search for knowledge, which in turn fuels the generation of ideas to drive innovation and company development
SUSTAINABILITY & INNOVATION VALUE
In the Created In Gala, promoted by the Municipality of Famalicão, the ACA Group was awarded the Sustainability & Innovation Value Prize. The Created In Gala aims to recognize companies in the municipality that promote the pillars of sustainability and innovation. This initiative emerged as part of the strategy to implement municipal public policies supporting businesses and the transition from "Made IN Famalicão" to "Created In Famalicão," seeking to enhance the development of the municipality with more innovation and sustainability. This distinction is a recognition of the Group's excellent performance in the four evaluation areas and the criteria defined by the award jury.