The ACS Story

Your single-source partner for systems and engine test cell equipment, test solutions, instrumentation and controls and facility construction

ACS was incorporated in 1994 as Affiliated Construction Services, specifically to meet the expressed need for single-source, turnkey delivery of complex projects. At that time, our founder was a partner at an engineering design firm and his discussions with clients lead to the formation of ACS to provide a unique mix of engineering and engine test cell equipment construction services to assure the delivery of complex equipment and facilities, fully integrated with the building utility systems.

Today, Affiliated Construction Services is a unique total source provider of engine test cell equipment & automation equipment, control systems and construction management services. Our experience in each of the fields of test & technology, equipment, systems integration, construction management and integrated facility design and delivery sets ACS apart. With a focus on R&D, technical center, laboratory, industrial, process and manufacturing projects, our growth has enabled us to provide clients with the breadth of knowledge and depth of experience required to successfully execute a wide variety of facility projects.

ACS’ ability to design and manufacture state-of-the-art engine test cell equipment & automation equipment and controls solutions are the result of significant industry and subject matter expertise. Matching functionality with superior total life cycle costs, our teams of in-house engineers and project managers are committed to optimized ROI. Whether you’re renovating an existing building, upgrading controls and equipment, or constructing a completely new industrial, manufacturing or technical facility, ACS is a total resource.

With more than 20 years of experience delivering equipment, controls and integrated facility solutions, we know how to ask the right questions, identify key project drivers, challenge the scope of a project and find ways to minimize risk. Our business and technology expertise, Flexible Delivery Model and range of industries served have helped us build a level of trust that makes us an invaluable partner to our clients around the world.

Affiliated Construction Services has a scope of internal knowledge and capabilities that enable us to undertake large, complex projects effortlessly, deliver small projects cost effectively and do both with the highest level of value.

Our clients tell us that it is our high level of commitment, our “stick-to-it-ive-ness,” that sets ACS apart from other suppliers. Our team is part of yours until the job is done.



  • Energy
  • Transportation
  • Science & Technology
  • Food & Beverage
  • Consumer Appliances
  • Government


  • Product Testing – R&D and production
  • Automation
  • Industrial Process
  • Production/Manufacturing
  • Research Laboratories
  • Technical Centers

ACS Locations

ACS is headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin, USA with a regional office in Troy, Michigan. To serve our clients with custom equipment, we operate our manufacturing facility in Middleton, Wisconsin. More about our Locations here. 

ACS Commitment to the Engine and Vehicle Test Industry

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ACS strongly believes in evolving and expanding the engine and vehicle test facility knowledge, by sharing the expertise of world class organizations across the industry. To demonstrate commitment to the industry, ACS hosts an Engine & Vehicle Test Facility Forum every other year. The goal is to bring together industry peers in a non-commercial environment to share best practices and learn about new technologies related to the design, construction, operation and maintenance of engine and vehicle test facilities.

The Engine and Vehicle Test Facility Forum is held in Madison, Wisconsin where industry experts gather for two and a half days of interactive, technical discussions. Panel discussions include topics such as “Global Test Facility Operations,” “Testing with Alternative Fuels,” and “Cell Utilization Strategies – Maximizing Efficiency.” ACS will continue its industry stewardship efforts by hosting our next Forum in June 2019. Please contact us as to receive information for 2019.

More about our Forum

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The ACS Story

ACS is a unique total source provider of systems & equipment, controls solutions, and facilities. Our experience in each of the fields of technology, custom equipment, systems integration, construction management, and facility design & delivery sets us apart.


ACS Flexible Delivery Model is a client-tested and proven approach that delivers systems and solutions that meet schedule, cost, and functionality requirements. ACS adapts to customer processes and reporting requirements and tailors its approach to suit client purchasing preferences.


ACS understands the core requirements of equipment, systems, and facility integration. From a single piece of equipment to a comprehensive building solution, our experience-based experts will deliver the specified requirements and functionality expected, and more.