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Competition is set to heat up heat up in the NZ aluminium design and manufacturing industry as the joint venture between Fletcher Aluminium and NALCO officially launch their new company name – Altus.

Leading NZ aluminium companies, Fletcher Aluminium and NALCO officially joined forces in a 50/50 joint venture on 1 July 2016.

The joint venture leverages the companies' scale, market knowledge, product innovation and reliability into one new company, now known as Altus.

Rylock, Nebulite, Fisher and Vistalite franchisees will now be sourcing their window and door joinery systems and support from Altus.

Altus' position will also make them more competitive in many of the industrial sectors they service. So boat builders, engineers and businesses that require aluminium can look to Altus to have the expertise and capacity to meet all requirements.

Bigger, better, more innovative and more consistent – the word Altus has deep rooted origins and stands for depth and height. Altus with its team of experienced and visionary leaders and highly-skilled staff aim to be at the height of technical excellence and customer service.

"Together we can provide our customers with greater levels of service, consistent lead times, improved logistics, and ultimately a wider range of products," says Altus managing director Ron Holden.

"Combining manufacturing facilities and capabilities will offer accelerated growth in productivity, quality improvement and innovation. Altus aims to lead positive change and make a real difference to our customers' world."

 In the past financial year, both Fletcher Aluminium and NALCO have experienced record manufacturing and sales demand, in part to New Zealand’s booming building industry and to their approach on how to best capitalise new opportunities.

"Altus now has the size and scale capable of achieving market-leading outcomes in innovation design, manufacturing, marketing and sales and to be the number one supplier and employer of choice," says Ron Holden.

"It's about being strong, reliable, customer driven and providing the very best service nationwide.

"In the immediate future our customers won't notice the change; it will be business as usual while the two businesses continue to integrate with a focus on looking after customers first and foremost. As from 28 November, NALCO and Fletcher Aluminium will cease to exist. This change is just the first of many exciting changes for New Zealand's aluminium industry. Watch this space!"

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