AFCO Systems is an industry leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of racks, cabinets, enclosures, and air containment systems for the data center, colocation and telecommunications industries.
All of our products are built in the USA, from design to production. Our ability to deliver a wide range of standard products to address end-user specific requirements has led many companies in the Fortune 500 to choose AFCO Systems as their strategic partner for their data center, colocation and airflow containment needs.
When you choose AFCO Systems, you are getting all the experience and expertise of a world-class engineering and manufacturing team behind your data center project.
AFCO Systems was founded as a high-quality metal products manufacturer by Vincent Mallia, Sr. in 1971 and today is led by his sons, Michael, Larry and Paul.
The AFCO family of employees are focused on meeting customer demands and providing the highest level of customer service. We recognize that the data center is the heart of our customers’ businesses and we hold ourselves to the highest standards in order to achieve customer success.
Since 1993 AFCO Systems has been an industry pioneer, obtaining numerous patents for its cutting edge designs that accommodate cabling, cooling, power, integration services, and on-site end-user usability challenges and requirements.
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In business as in life, stuff happens. We feel a great company views every setback as a set-up, for a great comeback. Our goal is 100% customer satisfaction. If it is within our power to satisfy a customer’s need before, during or after a sale, you can bet that AFCO’s customer service team will make it happen.
Engineering, it’s in our blood. A great idea is just a great idea, until it is brought to life. AFCO Systems engineering team are our “Rock Stars” They do what they love, and LOVE what they do. So will you!
Innovation, it’s the heart of our culture. Every member of the AFCO Systems team is trained to be a solution seeker. We active recruit people who are born problem solvers and then we nurture them. We believe this is why we have such a high retention rate of both employees and customers.
Building great products is what we do. AFCO Systems embraces the principles of LEAN manufacturing. This means that every member of the team is a “quality assurance inspector” constantly on the lookout for ways to eliminate waste and to make our processes better. When you can simultaneously drive costs down while driving quality up…..THAT is adding VALUE for our customers.
Vincent “Vinny” Mallia Sr. founded what was later to become AFCO Systems as a contract manufacturing company located in a small warehouse in Bayshore, NY in 1971. Vinny was an outstanding manufacturing engineer and saw the potential for a sheet metal shop to grow and took the opportunity.
From there his company kept pushing forward and moved several times until it reached its final and current destination in an 100,000 square foot facility in Farmingdale, NY. Vinny passed down his knowledge of manufacturing to his 5 boys at a young age. The boys grew up working in the shop and later became full time employees and managers. Eventually Vinny passed the reins to three of his children. Larry, Michael and Paul became the next generation of managers and owners. Many of the next generation of Mallias are following in their footsteps.
Vinny Mallia founds Ultimate Precision, which continues as a high-quality, contract manufacturer.
AFCO Systems is born!
AFCO introduces patented “Kool-IT” enclosure. The industry’s first thermostatically controlled active air flow rack solution.
AFCO designs and delivers the KOOL SCAN remote environmental rack monitoring solution (an early pre-cursor to DCIM) to Bear Stearns World HQ in New York City.
AFCO collaborates with Citigroup to create the HDS Cabinet. The industry’s first rack solution specifically designed to accommodate “side breathing” network switches.
AFCO collaborates with UBS to create the industry’s first mass deployed ducted-chimney enclosure system.
AFCO collaborates with JP Morgan Chase to design and deliver a high density “side-car” cable management solution that moves fiber and copper cabling out of the data cabinet and into a protected cable management trough.
AFCO develops a line of cabinets specifically designed for Colocation data centers in response to growing industry demand.
AFCO collaborates with Comcast to create a passive, high density rack to integrate with non-mechanical data center cooling.
AFCO launches its line of Aisle Containment solutions designed to solve data center air flow containment challenges.
AFCO introduces T-Series Racks whose tubular frame construction is ideal for “rack and stack” applications, providing a dynamic load rating of up to 3,000 lbs.
AFCO collaborates with a world- wide cloud provider to design and build a modular Performance Optimized Datacenter (POD) solution.
AFCO collaborates with Bloomberg LP to design and deliver the Bloomberg Open Adaptive Rack (BOAR) inspired by the OCP V1.1 standard.
THE AFCO PROCESS
In addition to a comprehensive offering of standard products SKUs, AFCO Systems takes great pride in our ability to build customer specific solutions to meet the exacting needs of our clients. Our process and ability to engineer, model, prototype and deliver metal products to customer specifications is unmatched in the industry and is a key point of differentiation between AFCO Systems and its competitors.
Our process focuses on providing Excellence, Quality and Reliability across our Engineering, Manufacturing and Customization processes.
AFCO Systems offers advanced engineering and manufacturing capabilities for customized products at competitive prices and lead times. We are able to customize any industry-standard-based data center colocation or telecommunications rack, cabinet, or containment solution to your specific requirements. We have decades of engineering experience and expertise – plus, we understand data centers better than our competition.
If you don’t find what you are looking for on our website, please contact our customer service department. An AFCO Systems Sales Engineer will be happy to discuss custom applications with you. AFCO System’s four decades-plus years of sheet metal fabricating experience make us your best and most affordable choice for customized configurations.
AFCO Systems employs top design and manufacturing engineers with the knowledge and experience to develop data center racks, cabinets and containment solutions to the most demanding specifications.
- Solidworks 3D CAD Modeling ensures throughput consistency from design to manufacturing.
- MRP System for managing capacity and workflow supports Just in Time (JIT) delivery.
AFCO Systems is an ISO 9000 Compliant facility operated by experienced team members and supported by a variety of hardware installation services to assemble customer data center racks, cabinets, and containment solutions.
- 100,000 sq. ft. Lean Manufacturing facility in Farmingdale, NY
- 100,000 ft. Lean Manufacturing Facility in County Galway, Ireland
- Fully automated “Lights Out” manufacturing facilities featuring:
- Laser Cutting
- Hydraulic Brake Presses
- Robotic Welding
- In house Powder Coat Finishing
- 20,000 sq. ft. Assembly/Packaging area in Farmingdale, NY
- Six Sigma Lean Manufacturing Process Compliant
- 100% QC Process with multi stage QC Inspections
- ISO 9000 Compliant