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Technology

APL continually invests in the latest technology across all parts of our business to ensure that optimum quality, efficiency and sustainability standards are achieved.

This includes:

  • A new purpose designed and built IANZ-accredited test booth for commercial facades and window systems
  • 3D printers to allow rapid ‘design on the go’ - transforming product designs into prototypes for assessment of functionality and look
  • An eco-friendly chromate-free pre-treatment system used in our powdercoating process
  • A New Zealand first vertical powdercoat cube. This world-leading technology allows for greater capacity, speed and quality of our powdercoated products
  • New Zealand’s most technically advanced anodising plant with sophisticated waste management systems
  • Robot-fed CNC machines for automated hardware manufacture
  • World-leading ‘thermal break’ technology for the manufacture of ThermalHEART windows and doors
  • The latest European plastic extrusion machines for ‘dry glazing’ plastic profile manufacture
  • A distribution fleet of trucks that are predominantly Euro-5 compliant for exhaust emissions.