ACF Innove celebrates 50 years with more technology and innovation for logistics and training

ACF Innove celebrates 50 years with more technology and innovation for logistics and training
ACF Innove celebrates 50 years with more technology and innovation for logistics and training

From a small driving school to a private centre that is a national and international benchmark for the stevedoring of goods by road. This is how the 50 years of the company ACF Innove, founded in Huesca, can be summed up. A period in which the company has also stood out for its innovative systems, based on technology, to train professionals throughout the supply chain, in the logistics and industrial sectors, as well as developing technological solutions for the transport sector.

In the evolution of the company, training has been key. In 2023 alone, ACF Innove trained almost 900 personasregistering a growth of 13% compared to the previous year.

Over the years, the company has maintained a clear innovative vocation, which has led it to delve into the development of cutting-edge technological solutions to help optimize logistics processes and the efficiency of the transport sector.

Technology has also been applied in training, highlighting the Real car simulator to obtain a driving licenseLooking ahead, innovation will continue to be strategic in the company with the development of New software to increase security in freight transport.

Precisely, for this 2024, one of the objectives is the ‘Ports 4.0’ project in which it will apply the Amarre technology – its solution for stowage of loads in the transport of goods -, together with the Internet of Things (IoT) and Blockchain to prevent possible crimes derived from human trafficking (stowaways in cargo).

The company will also promote the mobile classroom in order to reach more geographical areas and bring training closer to more professionals. The lines of action will also include greater environmental sustainability and progress in reducing the carbon footprint. In addition to the ISO 9001 that the entity already had, this year it has also obtained ISO 14001, 27001, 39001 and 45001.

50 years

ACF Innove Born in 1974 in Huesca. It began its journey as Autoescuela Aragón. During this period, the work of the first generation of the company made it the leading driving school in Huesca. An activity that has been diversified to specialize in Training in the transport and logistics sector.

This evolution led to the company adopting the name Aragón Formación. Under this brand, it began developing training activities in the areas of transport, logistics and industrial machinery, lines that are the focus of the company’s activity today. Technology also drove this transformation to innovate in training processes.

2017 is a date that marks a before and after in its history. As a result of the national expansion process and the commitment to technology and innovation, Aragón Formación becomes ACF Innove. A change in which the company maintained the essence of its origin: ACF (Aragón Centro Formación). A year later, in 2018, it separated the business lines under the umbrella of ACF Innove, concentrating them on logistics and transport and on training activity, for which the old Aragón Driving School brand was recovered to convert it into ACF Drive.

A third would be added to both: Amarre Solutionsthe technological solution presented in 2017 for shippers and transporters that facilitates compliance with EN 12195 related to the stowage of loads in road freight transport. A system with which the company also began its internationalization process.

The company also launched in 2018 the new facilitieswhich are still the company’s headquarters today, in the Magantina Industrial Estate in Huesca. The central offices and all logistics and warehouse activities, training of professional drivers, training rooms and consultancy are located in a 2,000 square metre warehouse.

Throughout his career he has promoted other companies, participating in the creation of the HOT (Industrial Telematics Security Institute), in 2015, together with the multinational Spanset for the development of multimedia training content.

In these five decades of activity, ACF Innove has received awards such as the 2011 Huesca Business Award, in the SME category, and the 2009 Silver Bow Tie in the Business category. In addition, it was a finalist in 2016 in the Business Excellence Award, in the SME category, awarded by the Aragonese Institute for Development, and won the award in 2018. And, in 2019, the entity was also the winner of the EFQM silver seal at the Business Excellence Ceremony, awarded by the Aragonese Institute for Development. In addition to this, ACF Innove is a member of the Huesca Excellent Forum and, for seven years, has been part of the Logistics Cluster of Aragon (ALIA).

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