HIFFICIENCY®By acs Coating Systems
The brand HIFFICIENCY®The company acs Coating Systems stands for modern cooking and baking accessories. The company acs Coating Systems GmbH is based at Kutterstrasse 2 in Wilhelmshaven, actually right behind the dike. The company is 100% family-owned by Dr. C. Stecher (Dipl. Physicists) have been running and supplying well-known oven and pan manufacturers for over 10 years.
With the experience from the large series, also for mechanical engineering and the automotive industry, the product series HIFFICIENCY®Completely redeveloped. Various patents for the coatings as well as the metallic designs have been registered and granted.
A lively success story
HIFFICIENCY® stands for High eFFICIENCY. Thus, the use of HIFFICIENCY® products actually saves time and energy, made possible by the new embossing processes and coatings. The patented coatings DURAPEK® and DURAQUARZ® are particularly robust and durable. They also have very good thermal conductivity. It has been proven to save customers time and energy by between 10 and 60% compared to well-known competitor products. The production without solvents (chemicals) is environmentally friendly and results in products that can be used safely even at high temperatures. Particularly important, however, is the enormously long durability of the coatings, which is unique in the world.
The HIFFICIENCY® range covers all relevant requirements for cooking and baking accessories for both bakery and catering businesses, from the smallest to the largest, and is constantly being expanded. Of course, it is also ideal for everyone for cooking, frying, baking and grilling - at home and on the go! Production takes place at acs in Wilhelmshaven. The raw material suppliers are also based in Germany, so that the products are 100% made in Germany – ideal for maximum reliability and the highest quality.
Foundation of the STE Society for Sealing Technology.
At that time, STE developed and later produced single-layer cylinder head gaskets of the monomet brand.
No coating was able to meet the harsh requirements in this area of application, namely temperature resistance up to 300°C under pressure and (micro) movement without lubrication, plus hot water (up to 125°C) and hot oil resistance (up to 150°C) plus attack of hot and acid combustion gases.
This is how Dr. C. Stecher came up with the idea of using polyaryletherketones (PEEK, PEK, ...) for coatings. This was the beginning of the development of today's multislide® DURAPEK® coatings. And the monomet seal finally worked!
Application for the first patents for PEEK/PEK coatings, which were subsequently granted.
2005 - Frying pans for WMF
Launch of DURAPEK®As a pan coating for WMF As multislide®NANODUR®.
2008-Company formation acs
2009-Cooperation furnace manufacturer
Start of cooperation with several furnace manufacturers.
2010 - Takeover of coating technology
Takeover of all coating activities incl. Patents, employees, machines from STE Dichtungstechnik. Start of series production for BMW with exhaust gasket flanges.
2013-New company buildings
Completion and moving into the new company building opposite the old factory. The system technology is also completely new. The old production will initially be retained in the old rooms until the new line is ready for series production.
Completion of the new extension hall and relocation with refit of the "old" machines and systems. Start of the Rotary project “Education for Africa”. Special series of a HIFFICIENCY®-Limited edition pan with 25 € donation per pan. Incl. Of the grants from various Rotary pots, more than € 125,000 could be donated to educational projects in Africa.
At Rotary, not only does every donation euro reach the recipient, but (in this case) it is even quintupled!
2017 - Expansion and collaboration with Juan Amador
Beginning of the collaboration with Juan Amador, one of the best chefs ever. Expansion with new large continuous plants for pre-treatment. Completion of many individual development steps for the complete HIFFICIENCY® range.
New version DURAPEK® with further improved non-stick properties and durability. The new DURAQUARZ® coating is ready for series production for even higher temperature resistance.
2018 - DURA QUARZ®Ceramics
Start of series production of DURAQUARZ® ceramics after 10 years of development.
2019-Product Novelty Grill Grate Pan
Expansion of the HIFFICIENCY® range to include various products for baking – for professionals and at home, including the Multispeed® grill grate and pizza reversible pan.
2020 - Product novelty X-Beacon®
New arrivals: Amador pan, shop baking tray X-Bake®For bakers and X-Cook®Containers for gastronomy.
2021-New products X-Pan®
This completely new development transfers the technology of the professionals to the private household. With the HIFFICIENCY®X-pan pan Cook every day like the pros in the star kitchen, but additionally have the advantage of this new particularly sturdy removable handle.