In 1981, Robert Wischerath, Sr. looked to expand his business and acquired two companies representing additional product lines and subsequently merged them into ACI Controls, Inc. in 1987.
The result has been a more efficient, customer-driven organization offering value through superior industry knowledge and the most competitive prices for its customers.
In 1988, ACI re-focused its sales force into two distinct organizations: The Mechanical Division and the Instrumentation Division. Each division is staffed with its own sales force responsible for the associated product lines, while working together to bring the best solutions to customers.
The specialization that the two sales forces bring to the market guarantees product and customer expertise as well as market coverage second to none.
Today, ACI serves a wide variety of industries and proudly represents more than 40 of the best-known lines with such world and industry leaders as Ametek, BS&B Safety Systems, Honeywell, Magnetrol, Mid-West Instruments, Parker, Pyromation and United Electric and continues to be a trusted and respected resource for many manufacturers across New York State and Western Pennsylvania.
Parker Hannifin has named ACI Controls an Instrumentation Solution Center. Earning the Instrumentation Solution Center distinction is reserved for Parker Instrumentation Group’s top-performing distributors; those that meet specific, stringent qualifications established by Parker including premier Customer Service, Operational Excellence and Technical Competency. ACI Controls is the only distributor in the country who has earned Parker’s Diamond Team Award two years in a row.
ACI Controls is also the exclusive distributor for upstate New York and the exclusive representative for Thermon, Parker Autoclave & PGI, and Mettler Toledo Thorton & Ingold.
With locations in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Newburgh, Albany and Pittsburgh, PA, ACI provides a full range of consulting services for process control equipment, instrumentation, sub-assembly, design and fabrication, engineering, calibration and certification throughout the state.
ACI Control’s on-site calibration and Field services can reduce downtime and eliminate costly transportation time. ACI Controls works with customers to custom-tailor an on-site program that works for their business.
Trained ACI technicians have the equipment and expertise to perform required calibrations, installations, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair on site or at any of the five ACI locations.
John Wischerath, Jr joined the company in 1987 and serves as the VP of Operations. ACI Control’s attention to quality goes well beyond the products and services they sell.
From field sales personnel to the customer service and support teams, the entire organization stands ready to provide expert product advice, application assistance or technical support whenever and wherever needed.