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Jan Schmitz | ACO Group
Muehlheim-Kaerlich | Germany

Jan Schmitz, graduate industrial engineer and Head of Sales Technical Covers at ACO Passavant Detego began his professional career in Karlsruhe when he started studying at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University. After completing his studies and a short excursion at BIRCO as a property manager, Jan Schmitz started at WAREMA Renkhoff SE as a trainee in sales.

After only two years, his potential was recognized and he was offered a position as branch manager in Hagen and the surrounding area. A few years later, he was able to take off as sales manager at Europe's leading manufacturer of technical products in the sun protection sector.

After eleven years, Jan Schmitz changed companies to expand his professional development. He used another three years to get to know the construction sector better until he was hired as sales director for ACO Passavant Detego in August 2021. He is responsible for the sales of "custom made covers". The focus of his work is to specifically adapt the products to customer project needs. His focus is on the DACH region and international expansion.

ACO Passavant Detego is the specialist for special solutions in manhole coversand floor gates for heavy-duty surfaces, emergency exits, sealing surfaces, as well as for many other fields of expertise. The products supplied are in most cases custom-made and also fulfill the desire for function and aesthetics by discreetly blending into the surroundings through individually designable surfaces.

Individual solutions are also developed for escape and emergency exits. Covers in escape and rescue routes must function reliably 365 days a year, at any time of day or night, regardless of the weather and with little effort. According to these important principles, ACO Passavant Detego develops customized covers for horizontal emergency exits.

For the highest level of safety, ACO Passavant Detego as a system provider offers the individual complete solution for emergency exits in every conceivable size. The unique full service as a system provider ranges from development and installation to maintenance and quick repair of manhole covers and floor gates.