ACS Historical Data

Milestones

2021 - Creation of new building facilities and a new state-of-the-art sorting center in Athens, with the possibility of sorting over 50,000 shipments per hour.

2020 - Acquisition of new automatic sorting systems in Athens and Thessaloniki, which increase the capacity of the company.

2019 - Extension of the ACS Card on Delivery service (ability of paying the value of cash on delivery with payment cards) to deliveries at the customer's place (via Mobile POS devices) on a nationwide scale.

2018 - Implementation of the new pioneering for the Greek standards mobile application ACS Mobile App, for Android and Apple mobile devices

2017 - Provision of ACS EU & Cyprus Economy international financial services and launch of provision of low-cost electricity nrg from ACS stores

2016 - Launch of the pioneering services for Greece ACS ReDirect (possibility of redirection of shipments from the mobile phone of the customer-recipient) and ACS Smart Point (sending and receiving shipments from cooperating Shell stations).

2015 - ACS in collaboration with the Smile of the Child and other organizations transports over 54 tons of basic necessities to refugee centers in island destinations, where citizens from all over the country gather in its stores, and launches an extensive corporate social responsibility program utilizing its Pan-Hellenic network.

2014 - ACS is expanding the large ecological investment program of ACS ECO, which concerns the transformation of its vehicles into more "environmentally friendly", through LPG, but also through new technologies.

2013 - Launching of simple mail service, for the distribution of bills and postal mails, through the new ABP service (Advanced Business Post) of ACS.

2012 - ACS engages in major investments in IT solutions and state-of-the art sorting equipment for simple postal mailings.

2011 - Installation of a new automated parcel sorting system at the Athens Sorting Center.

2010 - Launching of electronic tablets for entering digital signatures at the ACS shops and commencement of prepaid cards sale (regarding telephone, internet and online shopping).

2009 - Launching of the first ACS Xpress Points (points of sale in other stores), gradual renewal of vehicle image and staff uniforms, and commencement of the use of the first mobile PDA (for digital signatures) by the couriers of ACS's shops.

2008 - Extension of the Special Projects (for the transport of radiopharmaceuticals, special security documents, etc.), launching of the "ACS Member" program and ACS Combo Express services with special packaging for safe shipping.

2007 - Broadening of the provision of Telephony Services, in collaboration with WIND, and launching of an innovative software application for the management of ACS Connect shipments.

2006 - The Company launches a nationwide facelift of its stores, which also interconnects online via the ACS Online platform, expanding as well its range of services by offering electronic money courier services at its shops (in collaboration with MoneyGram), ticketing services, electronic bill payments and Simple Mail.

2005 - Opening of a new ACS shop in Sofia, Bulgaria.

2004 - ACS engages in extensive restructuring of its Shops Network and starts an upgrading program of its organization, structures and procedures in order to better serve its clients.

2003 - Commencement of the operation of the Department of Special Projects (for the transport of Blood/ Plasma).

2002 - Geographical expansion of ACS's activities, by expanding its Network in Albania and Cyprus.  Parallel commencement of the provision of Telephony Services in collaboration with Q-Telecom.

2000-2001 - Gradual development of the Nationwide Network in 300+ service points.

1999 - ACS becomes a member of the Info-Quest Information Technology Group.

1992 - The Company is re-founded as a limited company by changing its name to ACS - INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT AND FACILITIES S.A. under the trade name ACS S.A.

1985 - ACS starts operating in the form of a limited liability company under the same trade name.

1981 - The Company is founded under the name ACS AIR COURIER SERVICES INT'L in the form of a "limited-unlimited" partnership.