Back in the 1950's Aluminium was almost an unknown material, not like today, where it is used in a wide range of industries and applications.
Over the years there have been a number of name changes since the company started trading in Wiri, 1961.
Alcan commenced operations in Australasia in 1936 and was part of a parent company based in Canada. The parent company Alcan Aluminium Ltd restructured in 1994 and sold off the shares of its Australian and NZ operations, Capral was formed as a result of these changes.
In 2002, Ron Holden, Bill Bradnam and Capral Aluminium Australia formed NALCO to take over the assets of Capral Aluminium NZ Ltd in a joint venture. In 2006, Ron and Bill purchased Capral’s remaining shareholding to become the outright owners of NALCO.
NALCO has become a leading designer of Aluminium window and door systems for both residential and commercial sectors through innovative and ground breaking research.