The time is now.

As we look back on our rich history and the successes shared by us and our customers, it is easy to see how our desire to want to do bigger and greater things is going to be more than a possibility – but rather a reality.

Our vision is to be so much more than an aluminium company. It’s to be a best in class Innovation Company that delivers the smartest thinking and outstanding customer service.

Together, we will reach that goal.

Together, we will aim high and dig deep.

Together, we are ALTUS.

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The time is now

July 1 was a significant date for us. It marked a union of two great companies and the exciting future possibilities for both our passionate people and our loyal customers.

As we look back on our rich history and the successes shared by us and our customers, it is easy to see how our desire to want to do bigger and greater things is going to be more than a possibility – but rather a reality.

On Monday 28 November at 9am, this reality will have a name… see you there

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The time is now

July 1 was a significant date for us. It marked a union of two great companies and the exciting future possibilities for both our passionate people and our loyal customers.
As we look back on our rich history and the successes shared by us and our customers, it is easy to see how our desire to want to do bigger and greater things is going to be more than a possibility – but rather a reality.

On Monday 28 November at 9am, this reality will have a name… see you there

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Multiple WANZ awards won.

2016

2016

2016-ian_bill_ron_landlord
29th of June the first billet was pushed in the new Turla press at the Hamilton site. Pic, left to right; Ian Bickerton (Mill Manufacturing Manager), Diane Hamer (Landlord), Bill Bradnam (FANALCO Ltd, Board Member), and Ron Holden (Managing Director).
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Smartfit® launched. Finalist at NZ Innovation Awards and Bronze winner at DINZ Best Awards.

2015

2015

2015-greentree-erp
ERP investment for window business, in the form of the software Greentree.

2015

2015-stellar-doors-selector
The Stellar Doors innovative Selector is launched on the NALCO, Nulook and Bradnam’s websites.

2015

20142015-new-press
Order placed for new press.

2015

2015-nulook-50-years
Nulook Windows & Doors celebrate 50 Years.

2015

2014highbrook-louvre
The Launch of Highbrook Louvre, a diversified aluminium offering by NALCO.
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Launched the LevelStep® Sill.

2014

2014

2014-sealegs
NALCO supply aluminium to Sealegs – they’re one of NALCO’s largest customers. In 2014 the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the Sealegs site.

2014

2014hamilton-extension
Decision made to extend Hamilton factory and invest in new extrusion operation.

2014

2014-41architectural
The launch of the 41Architectural™ suite of windows and doors.

2014

2014cardboard-cathedral
Nulook Raylight (Raylight Aluminium Ltd) wins the WANZ Design Flair Commercial Building over $100,000 category and the 2014 WANZ Design Flair Supreme Award for the Cardboard Cathedral in Christchuch.
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Fletcher Windows & Door Systems brand launched.

2013

2013

2013tropical-glass
Tropical Glass and Aluminium Ltd (TGA) in the Solomon Islands, a Nulook windows and doors manufacturer and distributor awarded the Excellence in Service Delivery Award 2013.
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Christchurch millstore and fabrication facility opened.

2012

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Began sponsorship of The Block TV Show.

2012

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Expanded fabrication service offer to include CNC machining for the Windows & Doors network and Custom Solutions customers.

2012

2012

2012
Shifts to a larger site in Highbrook, Auckland.

2012

2011-allseaons

The launch of the AllSeasons™ suite of windows and doors. 

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Basic fabrication for Custom Solutions customers commenced.

2011

2010

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Princess Anne visits the NALCO site in Highbrook, after the Manuaku Business Excellence Award was received by NALCO.

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Shapes department change name to Custom Solutions.

2010

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Launched Pacific Suite® TVC.

2010

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Stacey Jones Nationwide Builders Roadshow.

2010

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Thermal suite launched.

2010

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27 Storey Vinaconex Tower in Vietnam – using A1 Unitised Curtain Wall system redesigned to allow for double glazing with special extended fin profiles.

2010

2009

2009-sovereignseries
The launch of the Sovereign Series™ suite of windows and doors.
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Dualglaze launched.

2009

2009

2009-bea-logo
NALCO wins the Manukau Business Excellence Award.
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Malta Hardware range developed.

2008

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Residential Suite re-named to Pacific Suite®. Atlantic Suite® launched.

2008

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TRACS (time recording and controlled scheduling) launched to franchise network.

2006

2005

2005-crimped-corner-connection-system
NALCO’s crimped corner connection system is patented.
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Euroslider®, Eurostacker® & Foldback® Bifold launched.

2003

2003

2003-weathertight
The launch of WeatherTight™ suite of windows and doors.

2002

2002-v6
Early pioneers of V6.

2002

2002-bradnams
Bradnam’s established in New Zealand.

2002

2002-capral-logo
NALCO formed with Joint Venture from Capral.
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Service Centres sold to Ullrich Aluminium.

2001

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The ‘New Residential Suite’ was launched, as Fletcher Aluminium’s exclusive window and door range.

2000

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Service Centres re-branded Aluminium Solutions and subsequently to Fletcher Aluminium Solutions.

1999

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Fletcher Building purchases Comalco CHH Aluminium and begins trading as Fletcher Aluminium.

1996

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Partnership of CHH Franchising Ltd and Comalco Extrusions Ltd was formalised as Comalco CHH Aluminium – based at Bowden Road.

1990

1990

1990s-barker_circle_rolls_nulook
The existing brands; Nulook, Rolls, Barker Aluminium and Circle Aluminium became one under the Nulook brand.

1988

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Alcan purchases Nulook on the 1st December.
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Vickers press upgraded with the installation of gas fired recuperative log heaters, PLC controls, log shear and an extrusion puller.

1986

1986

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Des McCarthy is the first employee to complete 25 years company service with many more to follow afterwards.
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AHI Aluminium Franchising Ltd became Carter Holt Harvey Aluminium Franchising Ltd.

1985

1985

1970snulook
Nulook purchases Rolls.

1982

1982-alcan-new-press
A new high technology press is introduced at Wiri.
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Comalco established a network of four service centres in Auckland, Tauranga, Christchurch and Wellington.

1980

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Anodising plant added and second press commissioned at Bowden Road.

1974

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Vistalite began.

1973

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The Lyte brand was acquired by Alex Harvey Industries. Disestablished in 2001.

1972

1970s

1970s-nulook
Investment in both Rolls Holdings (Hamilton) and Nulook (Cambridge) meant the company could enter windows and doors fabrication market.

1970s

1970s-rolls-catalogue
Investment in both Rolls Holdings (Hamilton) and Nulook (Cambridge) meant the company could enter windows and doors fabrication market.

1970s

1970s-rolls-logo
Investment in both Rolls Holdings (Hamilton) and Nulook (Cambridge) meant the company could enter windows and doors fabrication market.

1971

1970s-wanaka-joinery
Establishment of aluminium centres working in partnership.

1970

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Extrusion capacity doubled at the Wiri site to meet increasing customer demand.
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Nebulite started in Tauranga by Ray Weston.

1968

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Oakley Started in Christchurch in the late 60’s and merged with Architectural Windows in 1977.

1968

1965

1965les-in-suit
Nulook is started, following a conversation over a beer in the early 1960s between Les Grey, Len Gerrand and Bob Galletta.

1963

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Roofing sheet exported for building Sherpa community schools and hospitals in the Himalayas helping with the community work of Sir Edmund Hillary.

1961

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Opening of the Aluminium Mill in Wiri.
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Started in 1960 by Lou Fisher – the creator of the iconic Ranchslider® door.

1960

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Rylock started in California by a chap called Rymer who designed a sliding door lock and called it Ry-lock.

1950