About ACE

Protecting people and property worldwide since 1991

Founded in 1991 in Ottawa, Canada, and with corporate headquarters in Newark, DE, Advanced Coatings Engineering (ACE) designs and assembles the best and strongest window security laminates in the world.

When ACE announced the world’s first multi-ply bullet and bomb resistant security laminate in 1996 after years of research and development, the industry said “it couldn’t be done”.

Two decades later, ACE is still doing it, with zero loss of life, even in theatres of war.

Testing, research and ongoing product improvement are foundational to our success. It is why ACE continues to influence next-generation building security standards by being an active member and contributor to the Canadian Standard Association’s Technical Committee on Blast Resistant Buildings (CSA A279TC). It is why ACE was selected to be lead private sector partner in a government initiative to develop next-generation blast resistant windows. It is why ACE security laminates are widely recognized as the industry standard in retrofitting and upgrading glass for modern threats internationally.

Today, ACE operates in over 40 countries around the world.

The right product at the right time

During the last 15 years, governments and communities worldwide have faced growing threats to physical security. Incidents such as the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City and The World Trade Center bombing in New York City provide vivid examples of how vulnerable our physical security can be. According to studies, in an attack using explosives in an urban area, over 80% of all secondary blast injuries are caused by flying glass. By strengthening building glazing systems, ACE laminates remove one of the most potent weapons in the arsenal of terrorists.

Lightweight, optically clear, and quick to deploy, ACE security laminates are the ideal technology for retrofitting glass in-situ. Working with ¼ inch plate glass commonly found in most commercial buildings in North America, ACE laminates can be installed in a variety of configurations to meet almost any threat along the threat continuum.

Threat levels met by ACE security laminates:

  • Accidental damage and reducing the potential for injury in public spaces
  • Common vandalism
  • Burglary
  • Aggressive forced entry
  • Small arms fire
  • Bomb blasts and improvised explosive devices

From schools and courthouses to places of worship and private vehicles, ACE provides a tested, proven and cost effective technology which helps building owners and operators meet evolving threats.

Our Clients

Expanded client list

Since its founding in 1991, ACE has successfully attracted marquee clients around the world, providing protection to secure facilities in over 40 countries. The company continues to be awarded high-prestige and high-threat projects both in public tenders and confidential contracts.

Classified clients

Many Classified installations in Ottawa, Canada (the Capital Region), Canada and the United States for federal, provincial and state Government, Agencies and Departments including facilities related to Defence and Law Enforcement.

Canadian Government

Departments within the Canadian Government including Public Works, Fisheries and Oceans, Dept. Of Justice, Revenue Canada, Agriculture Canada, Industry Canada, Corrections Canada,

Departments within the Canadian Government including Public Works, Fisheries and Oceans, Dept. Of Justice, Revenue Canada, Agriculture Canada, Industry Canada, Corrections Canada,

Key installations for the United States Government

Installations for the US Government include facilities for agencies including: FBI (buildings classified), CIA (buildings classified), DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency, USA – buildings classified),

NSA (National Security Agency, USA – buildings classified), American Embassy in Ottawa, Canada (public tender)

Other government and institutional installations

Turkish Embassy (Ottawa), Italian Embassy (Ottawa), International Monetary Fund, Okinawa Convention Center, The State Hermitage Museum (Russia), Federal Development Bank of Canada, Geneve-Cointrin Airport (Geneva), PALEXPO Convention Centre (Geneva), World Bank and International Monetary Fund, Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Blood Services, National Research Council (N.R.C.),

Turkish Embassy (Ottawa), Italian Embassy (Ottawa), International Monetary Fund, Okinawa Convention Center, The State Hermitage Museum (Russia), Federal Development Bank of Canada, Geneve-Cointrin Airport (Geneva), PALEXPO Convention Centre (Geneva), World Bank and International Monetary Fund, Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Blood Services, National Research Council (N.R.C.),

Corporate clients

Corporate clients include: Chopard, IBM Canada, U.P.S, Blockbuster Video Stores, Molson Center, Sarah Lee Corporation, Merck-Frost Pharmaceuticals, Fisher Price, MacMillan Blodell, CTV Television Network,

20th Century Fox Television Network, H&R Block, Fox Television (USA), Compaq Computer, Canadian Tire

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