In 2016 Alumasc achieved strategic focus on premium building products, systems and solutions for niche markets.
As a strategically focused supplier of building products to niche markets, Alumasc is now well positioned to deliver further profitable growth.
Alumasc has a long standing heritage of excellence in the manufacture and supply of a variety of products dating back to the middle of the twentieth century.
The group became part of the mining giant Consolidated Gold Fields in 1960 and was subsequently taken private by John McCall, Alumasc’s current Chairman, and the senior executive team in 1984 before being floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1986.
Alumasc enjoyed considerable success, particularly in the manufacture of precision engineering components and aluminium beer barrels in the 1980’s and 1990’s. The manufacture of aluminium rainwater and drainage products evolved from these businesses, and this was the beginning of the group’s successful association with building products.
A number of the group’s more traditional engineering businesses were impacted by the loss of much of the UK’s manufacturing base to lower cost economies around the turn of the century, and the group’s engineering and industrial product divisions were down-sized significantly in these years.
Meanwhile, the group’s building product activities experienced increasing success, achieving growth both organically and by acquisition.
In 2006, the group changed its Stock Exchange classification from Engineering Products to Construction and Building Products, as the Building Products division became the larger of the group’s two divisions.
2007 was a transformational year for Alumasc, when Levolux, the UK’s leading solar shading company was acquired, which helped re-position the group’s building products activities more firmly in the growing, sustainable building products arena. In the same year, Brock Metal, a zinc alloy producer and the last of the group’s major non-precision engineering businesses was sold.
The acquisition of Levolux, the subsequent acquisition in 2008 of Blackdown Greenroofs and Rainclear Systems in 2012, together with the disposal of Alumasc Dispense in 2011, Alumasc Precision Components in 2015 and Dyson Diecastings in 2016, has enabled the group now to achieve strategic focus on its core building products activities.